With the newest attempt to revitalize the floundering Predator series set for release this weekend, we look back on the past, present, and future of the series in this installment of Cinema Smack’s State of the Franchise!
The Nun, the fifth film in The Conjuring universe, is a competent spin-off but gives up some of the flagship film’s subtleties for jump scares and cartoony CGI.
Aneesh Chaganty’s feature film directorial debut, Searching, is an emotional rollercoaster filled with confusion, shock, and revelation.
HBO’s limited series, Sharp Objects, is a tense thriller that spotlights the ever-underrated Amy Adams while continuing HBO’s streak of quality miniseries.
The Happytime Murders is a darkly vulgar experience where the shameless, but humorous, usage of puppets is bogged down by Melissa McCarthy’s presence.
BlacKkKlansman sees director Spike Lee return to his roots by addressing race relations in America but, unfortunately, mixes tones and delves into propaganda by the film’s end.
Netflix’s long running prison dramedy is back for a sixth season which marks some important changes in the series with a smaller cast and a new environment to give the series a facelift. *Minor Spoilers Ahead*
Bo Burnham’s, feature film debut, Eighth Grade, is a snapshot of modern youth that has something to say but may not resonate as much with older audiences.
With the Academy’s announcement of the creation of the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film Oscar, is this a good way to increase Oscar viewership or will it affect the Academy’s overall legitimacy?
Mission: Impossible – Fallout continues the streak of great entries in the franchise but is a bit too long and drawn out for its own good.