Doug Reviews: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

After an avalanche of controversy about whitewashing and cultural appropriation, the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is finally here. Does the film capture the mystique of the manga and anime it is based on or does it successfully forge its own path? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Power Rangers (2017)

With superheroes being the big thing in Hollywood these days, it was only a matter of time before someone resurrected the Power Rangers. Does this reboot wash away the cheesy aftertaste of the original show? I can tell you this, it definitely proves that Bryan Cranston can do anything. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Confession time: I have never seen the animated Beauty and the Beast. Until The Lion King, I never got wrapped up in the second Disney golden age and I just never got around to seeing it. Does the new live-action adaptation work for viewers on which nostalgia for the original has no hold? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

In 2012, Writer-Director Christopher McQuarrie brought Author Lee Child’s creation, Jack Reacher, to movie audiences. The first film, Jack Reacher, was a solid action movie that hearkened back to the films of the 80s and 90s. Now, Director Ed Zwick takes over for the sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Does Reacher’s second adventure equal or surpass the original? Continue reading