I was ready. I was ready to see Freddie Benson go, “In 5, 4, 3, 2—” and point at Carly Shay as she begins her live web show. I was ready to see Spencer Shay get into weird antics as he sculpts things. I thought I was ready. But I wasn’t.

For your information, I was a huge fan of iCarly growing up. I loved the characters and the fun situations that they got into and how everything would be resolved at the end, usually with a ridiculous subplot centered around my favorite character, Spencer. …


Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is that guy who shows up to college parties who’s always making subpar jokes and is always “on,” and while you don’t have a bad time with him, you want him to go screw himself.

This lackluster action-comedy comes to us from Patrick Hughes, the director of The Expendables 3 and the first movie in this series, The Hitman’s Bodyguard. This sequel once again stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson as Michael Bryce and Darius Kincaid, two mismatched heroes who have to save the world with Darius’s wife, Sonia (Salma Hayek).

Nobody is really talking about…


A Mark Wahlberg action vehicle may be the most unpredictable type of film out there—you can strike gold with Patriots Day or The Other Guys, or you could end up with a pile of crap like Transformers: The Last Knight or last year’s Spenser Confidential.

Either way, we’re getting a new one called Infinite, a science fiction action film from Antoine Fuqua, who has previously directed Training Day and The Equalizer. This film stars Wahlberg as a schizophrenic man who discovers his dreams are actually visions from previous lives.

Surprisingly, this movie is not a pile of crap. It has…


In 2013, James Wan launched The Conjuring Universe with The Conjuring, a critically and commercially successful horror film. This movie launched two sequels, a spin-off trilogy about the Annabelle doll, and two other spin-offs.

Now that The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It has arrived in theaters and on HBO Max (click here for my review), I decided it would be a great time to rank every movie in one of the highest-grossing horror franchises ever made.

8. The Nun (2018)


As amazing as horror movies are, there comes a time when we get tired of the endless flickering lights, objects moving by themselves, and bumps in the night. This film offers a prime example of that fatigue.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is the eighth installment in The Conjuring Universe, one of the most successful horror franchises of the 2010s. James Wan did not direct this film, and instead, Michael Chaves helms this horror sequel.

This film is based on the real-life trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson (Ruairi O’Connor), a young man who stabs and murders his…


Lights up on Washington Heights as Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, Now You See Me 2) directs In the Heights, a musical drama based on Qiara Alegría Hudes and Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Tony-winning musical of the same name. This film follows the members of the Washington Heights community as they face a blackout, all while pursuing their dreams.

Miranda has gained a fair amount of well-deserved recognition for his work on the beloved Broadway musical Hamilton, which arrived on Disney+ in the summer of 2020 following the delay of this movie’s theatrical release. …


Origin stories are everywhere these days—it was only a matter of time before Disney took this type of story and made a live-action film based on an existing property. It was bound to happen.

Craig Gillespie helms Cruella, a crime comedy that follows the early life of Cruella de Vil, the iconic villain of 101 Dalmatians. While many are enamored with Glenn Close’s past performances as the character, Emma Stone steps into the shoes of the black-and-white-haired villainess.

She begins the film as Estella, a young pickpocket aspiring to be a fashion designer. Upon getting a job working for renowned…


When was the last time you watched a truly amazing horror sequel? They are a rare breed, but if you’re in the mood to see one in the theater, you may very well have that opportunity.

John Krasinski writes and directs A Quiet Place Part II, the sequel to 2018’s wildly successful horror film, A Quiet Place. This creature feature follows the Abbott family as they must continue to survive in a world of silence. They also run into an old friend named Emmett (Cillian Murphy), who assists them in their journey of survival.

It’s difficult to craft a truly…


The newest zombie movie to feature “of the dead” in its title and the second Zack Snyder film to follow this trend is Army of the Dead. This is a zombie heist movie that serves as Snyder’s second 2021 movie after this year’s fan-favorite superhero film, Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

After languishing in development hell since 2007, Netflix has finally given Snyder full creative control to create the zombie movie of his dreams. …


Hello. I want to play a game. There are nine Saw movies in front of you. The newest one is Spiral: From the Book of Saw, which has just landed in theaters. Are you going to watch the film without any context, or are you going to suffer through the endless Saw sequels first?

You can click here to read a spoiler-free review of Spiral if you’ve seen none or if you have seen the films of this long-running series, you can stay here and read my spoiler-filled ranking of all nine films. Stay or go. The choice is yours.

9. Saw 3D (2010)

JONATHAN SIM

Film critic. Lover of Pixar, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Back to the Future, and Lord of the Rings. For business inquiries: jonathansim6703@gmail.com

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