• Beast


    LSR is back again and today we’ll be reviewing Beast by director Baltasar Kormakur, featuring Eldris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Leah Jeffries, and Iyana Halley. Released on the 19th of August 2022 by Universal Pictures. Beast promises to deliver an epic thriller when the king of the jungle reminds us once again why there can only be one apex predator in Africa. We follow the events of a father and his two young daughters, who after the passing of their mother have left a rift between the family. To mend this rift, Dr. Nate Samuels played by Idris Elba decides to take a trip down to Africa together with his two…

  • Paws of Fury

    Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

    After much deliberation with my consciousness, I have decided to watch – Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank by directors Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, and Chris Bailey. The film itself was released on the 15th of July 2022 by distributing companies – Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Pictures, and Huayi Brothers which should speak for itself, however, the reviews online kept me from watching it right away. I was so excited when I read about who would be at the helm of this film, as it’s from the directors that have worked on giants like “The Lion King”, “Oliver and Company” and so much more, movies that I grew up watching…

  • The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    Ladies and gentlemen, today I’d like to talk about The Harder They Fall, by director Jeymes Samuel, also known as The Bullitts, which is a western theme film, following the events of black outlaws and their respective gangs. Distributed by Netflix on the 3rd of November 2021, The Harder They Fall follows the Nat Love Gang which is brought back together when rumors of a ruthless outlaw by the name of Rufus Buck is said to have escaped from the police’s clutches.   Aside from its mysterious and cruel beginnings, which only makes sense with the film during the last act, the film keeps true to its western genre with…

  • 3000 Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    George Miller returns with his most recent directorial role in Three Thousand Years of Longing, inspired by the work of British Novelist A. S. Byatt. Three Thousand Years of Longing was released on the 26th of August 2022 by distributing companies – Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Roadshow Entertainment. Featuring an incredibly talented cast such as Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. We follow the events of a lonely narratologist played by Tilda Swinton, who on her trip to Istanbul discovers a Djinn played by Idris Elba that promises to make three of her wishes come true in exchange for his freedom. George Miller does a meticulous approach at the beginning of…

  • Don't Make Me Go

    Don’t Make Me Go

    Actress, writer, and director Hannah Marks returns with her latest relationship drama film – Don’t Make Me Go; that will leave you completely speechless and scratching your head, asking yourself – WHAT THE HELL? Don’t Make Me Go was released initially on the 13th of June 2022 in the US by distributor Amazon Studios, featuring a small yet talented cast such as John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario, and cinematography by Jaron Presant. We follow the characters of Max Park played by John Cho, a single father raising a young teenage daughter named Wally Park played by Mia Isaac. On his regular check-ups with his doctor, Max discovers that he…

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    The Black Phone (2021)

    Director Scott Derrickson best known for his terrifying horror movies such as Sinister and Poltergiest, not to mention Doctor Strange returns back to his roots in – The Black Phone. Which features one of my favorite actors Ethan Hawke as The Grabber, and is based on the short story from Joe Hill who originally published his book on the 16th of October 2006. Finney Shaw is a 13-year-old boy that is kidnapped one day after walking back from school by a child killer known as The Grabber, who locks him up in a scary soundproof basement that strangely has a disconnected black phone. But what’s even stranger than that is…

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    Director Taika Waititi returns with vengeance on the fourth installment of Thor: Love and Thunder, leaving many fans astonished and perplexed. “Thor: Love and Thunder” was released on the 6th of July 2022 with a runtime of one hour and fifty-eight minutes by distributing companies: Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.   With an exciting extended super cast from Guardians of the Galaxy, Matt Damon, and Russell Crowe, “Thor: Love and Thunder” is targeted at both children and adults blended perfectly with a mixture of comedy, adventure, and action.   In this film, Thor enlists the aid of King Valkyrie and Might Thor after Gorr -The God Butcher played by…

  • Vengeance


    Ladies and gentlemen, actor B. J. Novak, best known for his role on The Office, makes his directorial debut in — Vengeance, which has captured a lot of praise from fans, and a lot of controversies. Vengeance was released on the 29th of July 2022 by distributing company, Focus Features, featuring an incredible cast in the likes of Ashton Kutcher, the director B. J. Novak himself, Boyd Holbrook, and Issa Rae.   In this psychological dark humor thriller, we follow the life of an ambitious writer/journalist/radio host for The New Yorker, who gets a call from one of his many friends with benefits’ brother.   The brother, Ty Shaw played…

  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

    Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

    After only two seasons on Nickelodeon, directors Ant Ward and Andy Suriano released Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie on Netflix and it is outstanding. The film was released on the 5th of August 2022 by distributor Netflix and was welcomed with open arms by many fans across the globe with many of them asking whether the series would get a third season any time soon. Rise of the TMNT: The Movie is centered particularly on Leonardo voiced by Ben Schwartz, who from past presentations has always been shown as a leader of the team of turtles. However, in this film, we get to see a different…

  • Prey


    Film Director Dan Trachtenberg best known for his debut film 10 Cloverfield Lane returns in what may be, the most exciting Predator film in Prey.   Prey was released on the 5th of August 2022 and fans of the predator franchise can stream the latest installment on streaming media sites such as Hulu.   Now although I haven’t seen all the Predator films since some of them came out before I was even born, I can comfortably say I’ve seen every Predator film that has been released in the 21st century and this one deserves to be praised.   Before I dive deep into my review, I’d like to first…