Shut Up Zach! Presents: The 2020 Zachademy Awards – Nominations

Best Picture “Avengers: Endgame”“Joker”“Marriage Story”“Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”“Parasite”“The Farewell”“The Irishman”“The Lighthouse”“Us”“1917” Best Director Bong Joon Ho – “Parasite”Lulu Wang – “The Farewell”Quentin Tarantino – “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”Robert Eggers – “The Lighthouse”Sam Mendes – “1917” Best Actress in a Leading Role Ana de Armas – “Knives Out”Awkwafina – “The Farewell”Lupita Nyong’oContinue reading “Shut Up Zach! Presents: The 2020 Zachademy Awards – Nominations”

Shut Up Zach! Presents: Bests of the Decade! The 2010s

2010 – 2019… What a ride! Where were you a decade ago? I was 14 years old and just ending the 8th grade, and for some inexplicable reason, I was optimistic about the future. I was an innocent, little, pale red-headed kid who was scared of his own shadow and didn’t even realize it. TheContinue reading “Shut Up Zach! Presents: Bests of the Decade! The 2010s”

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – Movie Review

**********SPOILER WARNING! DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPECIFC DETAILS OF THIS MOVIE REVEALED TO YOU************** *Dramatically inhales* Yikes. What a mess. “The Rise of Skywalker” has finally arrived and mercifully brought an end to this aimless trilogy that Disney has created. I really must apologize upfront to anyone who has enjoyed thisContinue reading “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – Movie Review”

Marriage Story (2019) – Movie Review

Seeing as I am a 24-year-old that is a solid 6 out of 10 with the maturity of a 4th grader and the financial wherewithal you would assume a movie blogger would have, it should come as no surprise that I have never been married (Hit me up, ladies!). I have been blessed to witnessContinue reading “Marriage Story (2019) – Movie Review”

Knives Out (2019) – Movie Review

“Knives Out” is the latest film from director Rian Johnson, the suspect director of the notoriously divisive “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Considering he is a man of outstanding character, it is strickingly odd that his presence is considered as controversial as it is, but thus is the nature of ‘Star Wars’ fandom. Whether youContinue reading “Knives Out (2019) – Movie Review”

Ford v Ferrari (2019) – Movie Review

They had it! It was right there! And some poorly thought-out last-minute decision that goes completely against everything that was set up before it swoops in and snatches defeat straight out of the jaws of victory! I was not prepared to say this here, but these are trying times and not everything goes as expected.Continue reading “Ford v Ferrari (2019) – Movie Review”

The Irishman (2019) – Movie Review

Unfortunately, I do not live in a city important enough to have “The Irishman” playing in an actual theater, so much to the dismay of director Martin Scorsese, I was forced to stream the film on Netflix… at home (Insert ominous music and thunderclaps here)! Inarguably, my actions are an affront to the almighty, butContinue reading “The Irishman (2019) – Movie Review”

Harriet (2019) – Movie Review

From the beginning of my time reviewing films, I have made my opinions on the biopic genre very well known. While the likes of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Rocketman”, amongst others, garnering praise from many critics, they struck me as cliché and unfocused. I would go as far as to describe those films as well acted,Continue reading “Harriet (2019) – Movie Review”

I disagree with Martin Scorsese and Alan Moore—But are they still right?

A few weeks ago, legendary filmmaker, Martin Scorsese was in the news for being critical of Marvel films. The headlines read “Scorsese says ‘Marvel isn’t cinema’”, which prompted many on the internet, myself included, to read the comments, then respectfully disagreed. The topic was fodder for quoted tweet comebacks calling him an out of touchContinue reading “I disagree with Martin Scorsese and Alan Moore—But are they still right?”

#ReleaseTheSnyderCut trends on Twitter to remind us that “Justice League” was a thing

Let me set the mood for you all. It is a brisk, overcast mid-November Floridian Sunday at an atypically mild magic hour. You’ve had two cups of much-needed coffee in the past hour and you are sitting on the couch in sweatpants, watching the late afternoon NFL games and playing the new Pokémon game onContinue reading “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut trends on Twitter to remind us that “Justice League” was a thing”