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One Minute Critic is hosted, written, and produced by Kristian Odland. Kristian is an Emmy-nominated TV producer and current producer for Nerdist.com who eats, sleeps and breathes all things geek.
Crawl is the latest creature feature to hit theaters and comes from director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) and stars Kaya Scodelario (Mazerunner, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile). They are hunted by a hungry group of gators during a category 5 hurricane. But do the alligators splash up enough scares in this movie to make it enjoyable?
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Marvel’s most popular web-slinger, Spider-Man swings back into theaters for the 8th time since 2002 in Spider-Man: Far From Home. But this adventure comes in the MCU-altering aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.
Has Sony finally spun the perfect Spider-Man web this time or have they gotten themselves in another “sticky situation?”
Point Blank is the latest original movie from Netflix and stars MCU alumni Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo. They are forced to work together to bring down a corrupt cop ring while trying not to kill each other at the same time. But is this drama really worth your time?
MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL
Men In Black: International is the 4th film in the MIB franchise but introduces a whole new cast, with minor ties to the previous trilogy. This time Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Endgame) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok) fight intergalactic invaders in black suits with ties seemingly optional. But does this spin-off of the beloved franchise breath new life into the Men In Black universe, or is it a movie that you will want to forget?
ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE
Always Be My Maybe is the latest original movie from Netflix and comes from the comedic minds of Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat) and Ali Wong (American Housewife). This romantic comedy follows Park and Wong who play childhood friends that reconnect as adults after 15 years. This reunion unleashes old feelings toward each other that complicate their grownup lives. But this is NOT your run-of-the-mill rom-com, it stands high above most in recent years.
Beats is the latest original movie from Netflix and comes from director Chris Robinson (ATL). Anthony Anderson stars in this inner city drama and is joined by Khalil Everage, Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) and Emayatzy E. Corinealdi (Ballers). Two people down on their luck see strength in each other and try to break into the competitive world of hip hop. But how does this drama compare to the dozens of other Netflix original movies?
Murder Mystery is the latest original movie from Netflix and comes from director Kyle Newacheck (Game Over, Man, Workaholics). Adam Sandler co-stars with Jennifer Aniston in this romantic comedy that is set in the midst of a murder mystery.
But how does Adam Sandler’s latest release compare to his other exclusive Netflix releases?
Dark Phoenix is the 12th film in 20 Century Fox’s X-Men franchise and stars the main cast from the previous film, X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s also the final outing for the X-Men under the Fox banner that is now owned by Disney. But is this installment improve on the streaky film franchise or is it just another botched mutant movie?
I AM MOTHER
I Am Mother is the latest original movie from Netflix and comes from new director Grant Sputore. Hilary Swank stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller and is joined by Rose Byrne and new comer Clara Rugaar. Visually stunning and full of twists and surprises along the way, this movie is a must-see for all sci-fi junkies.. But how does it compare to other Netflix originals?
By all accounts Marvel Studios’ latest entry in the MCU does not live up to what most fans expected, instead Avengers: Endgame actually exceeds every expectation imaginable. Endgame is the grand conclusion for dozens of characters and storylines that have crisscrossed over the span of 11 years and fans have invested so much time getting to know these characters and their adventures. Endgame is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow we all deserve. Dare I say Endgame is the greatest superhero movie ever made?
THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA
The Curse of La Llorona is the newest chapter in the Conjuring movie universe and is based on Mexican folklore. It’s also the directorial debut of Michael Chavez, and stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz and Patricia Velásquez, and follows a mother in 1970s Los Angeles who must save her children from a ghost who is trying to steal them away. Produced by master of horror James Wan, this is the sixth film in the Conjuring series. But how does it compare to the rest?
Brightburn takes the Superman mythos and origin and puts a horror spin on it and despite whether you think the movie is good or bad, everyone seems to agree that putting those powers in the wrong hands is pretty horrifying. But does this brutally bloody horror film live up to the hype, or is it just kryptonite for the horror genre?
RIM OF THE WORLD
Rim Of The World is the latest sci-fi adventure from Netflix and comes from director McG (Terminator Salvation, Charlie’s Angels). This alien invasion adventure that follows a ragtag group of summer camp misfits. But is this just another run-of-the-mill teen-focused Netflix original or is it actually worth adding to your queue?
The Perfection is the latest original movie from Netflix and comes from director Richard Shepard (The Matador, Girls). This thriller follows Allison Williams (Get Out, Girls) who plays a cello prodigy as she goes down a dark rabbit hole of revenge and deception. But this movie is definitely NOT for everyone, some will love it, others will hate it. Where do you think you’ll stand?
SEE YOU YESTERDAY
See You Yesterday is the latest drama from Netflix and comes from producer Spike Lee and is written and directed by Stefon Bristol. Eden Duncan-Smith stars in this time travel adventure that puts the spotlight on the effects of excessive police brutality. But is this just another mediocre Netflix original or is it worth adding to your queue?
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM
Keanu Reeves makes his return to the John Wick-iverse and kicks more ass than ever in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. This latest installment in the trilogy not only ups the ante with more headshots and incredible action sequences, this time around it goes more beat-em up. But is it a step in the right direction for the franchise or should John Wick really be stopped?
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is the third film in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse and stars Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe and Vera Farmiga. It’s the second outing for the terrible Titan Godzilla who is joined by a few of his iconic “good friends.” But is this installment an improvement on 2014’s Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island or is it just another missed opportunity?
Someone Great is the latest romantic drama from Netflix and is directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield and Brittany Snow star in this big city girl squad adventure that proves that breaking up is hard to do. But is this Netflix original worth adding to your queue or skipping altogether?