Author Archives: Owen Johnson

‘LEGO Movie 2:’ Not awesome, but still good

‘LEGO Movie 2:’ Not awesome, but still good

Daniel Radcliffe was originally considered to play a Harry Potter spoof character. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor While a bit of a rehash of the first movie from 2014, “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” manages to recapture all of the elements that made the previous installation work while

Hulu’s ‘Fyre Fraud’ is a dumpster fire

“Fyre Fraud” was released four days before Netflix’s Fyre documentary. (Photo courtesy of Hulu) Owen Johnson Connector Editor If Billy McFarland can pretend that a bunch of FEMA tents and a bunch of musical acts that back out at the last minute constitutes a music festival, then I suppose it is fair for Hulu to

Netflix’s ‘Fyre’ is one dull party

Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison on Oct. 11, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Netflix’ documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened” is quite similar to the actual Fyre Festival in that both were receiving lots of positive attention and each turned out to be disappointments. “Fyre”

Underrated Classic: ‘Zodiac’ is Fincher’s best

Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Melvin Belli. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Director David Fincher has made a lot of critically acclaimed films in his career, such as “Fight Club,” “Gone Girl” and “Seven” to name a few. The best of his impressive lineup, though, is his 2007

’Glass’ shatters on impact

As of Jan. 27, “Glass” has grossed $167 million at the box office. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connecter Editor It is kind of hard for a sequel to a film as uninspired as “Unbreakable” and a film that is so unsure of what it is as “Split” to be disappointing, but “Glass”

‘The Grinch’ steals Christmas, but not the show

“The Grinch” was released by Illumination Animation, the same studio that made the “Despicable Me” franchise. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor It is time for Hollywood to understand that the stories of Dr. Seuss only work as 20 page children’s books, and not in feature length form. As Christmas time approaches

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and the franchise

Imagine Dragons performed the lead single “Zero” for the soundtrack. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is less “Wreck-it Ralph,” and more “The Emoji Movie.” In other words, yikes. After Ralph’s (John C. Reilly) hijinks in the Sugar Rush arcade game cause the game’s steering wheel

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is criminally dull

Actors such as Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch were considered for the role of Dumbledore. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Magical spells and fantastic creatures might sound fun and interesting, but they are nowhere close to being enough to save “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” from being a dull

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