Review: ‘Pinocchio’ Fails to Validate Its Existence

PINOCCHIO Review

It would be hard to remake an animated classic and match the same level of praise and adoration as its predecessor. But it’s something that The Mouse House won’t stop trying to do with it its own work, taking out movies from the vault and picking at random which to

Review: ‘Orphan: First Kill’ Captures a Complete Picture of Esther in a Ridiculously Fun Package

Orphan First Kill Review

Esther is one of the horror genre’s best characters. Not even of just the past 13 years, but maybe even of all time. Children can be truly terrifying. Damien (The Omen), Regan (The Exorcist), Samara (The Ring), I could go on. But the twist of Orphan – her secret –

Review: ‘Spin Me Round’ Spoofs an Italian Family Dining Favorite

Spin Me Round Review

Did you know that Olive Garden has a culinary institute where the Italian-themed restaurant chain pays managers to go to Tuscany? I didn’t until I watched Jeff Baena’s Spin Me Round. In the film’s production notes, he speaks of coming across an article describing a retreat created by an Italian

Fantasia Review: ‘Next Exit’ Puts a Paranormal Spin on the Buddy Road Trip

Next Exit Movie Review

Ghosts have given the horror genre some of its best films. The Conjuring series, Poltergeist, and The Others, to name a few. The paranormal doesn’t only live within horror either. Comedies like Blithe Spirit and romance films like Ghost explore different sides to these mysterious entities. Mali Elfman’s debut feature,

Fantasia Review: ‘Vesper’ Is a Dystopian, Coming-Of-Age Story About Where We May Be Headed

Vesper Movie Review

  One of the best films showcased at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival is Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper’s Vesper. Set in what is described as the new dark ages, it’s a dystopian, coming-of-age story with immense heart and impressive, realistic world-building. In an unforgiving world, one young girl dreams

Review: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Shows That Taika Waititi’s Old Routine Isn’t What Thor Needs

Thor Love and Thunder Review

There’s no doubt that Taika Waititi’s entrance into the MCU was the jolt that Thor’s story needed. The writer-director not only re-invigorated the Chris Hemsworth-led franchise but also brought new vigor to the studio with his unique style full of wacky humor and a flash of color. Thor: Love and

Contest: Celebrate The Release Of Chip’N Dale Rescue Rangers With A Special Gift Card From Disney

Chip n Dale RescueRangers

Walt Disney Studios is partnering with Pay or Wait to give 2 lucky fans an opportunity to win a free year of Disney+ in honor of their new film Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers, which will premiere on Disney+ May 20, 2022! All you have to do is share this

Interview: Get Organized With The Home Edit’s Joanna Teplin And Clea Shearer Talk Season 2

Get Organized with the home edit season 2

Pay or Wait had the pleasure of chatting with Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer about season 2 of their Netflix series Get Organized With the Home Edit. In our interview, Joanna and Clea talk about advice they wish they knew before starting their series and which bucket list clients they

Moon Knight Season 1 (Spoiler Free) Review

Moon Knight Review

Pay or Wait's Sharronda Williams reviews the first season of the highly anticipated Marvel original series for Disney+ Moon Knight. Don't worry, it's all spoiler free just for you. Watch her dish her thoughts about the first season in the video below. Moon Knight Review: https://youtu.be/ySZqAxLVG1A   Moon Knight Synopsis: When Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac),

Review: Does Bridgerton Season 2 Live Up To The Hype?

Pay or Wait's Sharronda Williams reviews season 2 of the highly anticipated Netflix period drama series Bridgerton. The second season of Bridgerton follows Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), the eldest Bridgerton sibling and Viscount, as he sets out to find a suitable wife. Driven by his duty to uphold the family

Review: ‘The Outfit’ Is a Surprising Gangster Hit

The Outfit Review

Graham Moore made a splash in Hollywood seemingly out of nowhere, winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his first feature film writing credit, The Imitation Game. The eight-year-long absence perhaps gave the wrong idea that the “Oscar curse” can also apply to writers. But any thought of this will

“The Adam Project” Takes Us Back to Childhood Movie Nights With a Profound Message

The Adam Project Review

Knowing, Super 8, Zathura, E.T., The Last Mimzy. These are all sci-fi titles I loved as a child. Sure, some of them are probably not that good. I don’t remember them well, admittedly, but what I do remember is watching them all with my mom. Witnessing a narrative about something unimaginable not only found

GIVEAWAY: Win A Copy of A Journal For Jordan Available On Digital February 22 On Blu-Ray™ and Dvd March 8th

A Journal For Jordan

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released A Journal for Jordan available now on Digital and on Blu-ray and DVD March 8th. The film is directed by Academy Award Winner Denzel Washinton and stars Michael B. Jordan. To celebrate the release, I am teaming up with Sony Pictures. Home Entertainment to

Exclusive: Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy discusses The Girl Before

The Girl before Cast Interview

Pay or Wait had the pleasure of chatting with cast members  of the new BBC/HBO Max series The Girl Before, Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy. In our conversation, we discussed taking the survey questionnaires from the source material, their respective characters' characteristics, and more.   The Girl Before Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8SOW2csKB8   The Girl Before Synopsis: The

Sundance Review: “Am I OK?” Superbly Highlights Why There is No Such Thing as Coming Out Too Late

Am I Ok? Sundance

Whether to close friends or relatives, coming out is one of the most difficult events in a person's life. Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, a real-life married couple of actors, explore platonic female friendship in their directorial debut and emphasize that each and every person's coming out is important, regardless of age. Lucy (Dakota

Sundance Review: Rebecca Hall Is A Force Of Nature In ‘Resurrection’

Resurrection Sundance Review

Writer-director Andrew Semans is no stranger to tackling real fears. In his first feature, Nancy, Please, he plays on the anxiety of moving out for the first time and ending up with a psycho roommate. Ten years later in Resurrection, the fears are much darker. Mothers fear that they won’t

Sundance Review: ‘After Yang’ Is A Transcendent Tale Of Connection And Identity

After Yang Review

Nothing has been more serene than witnessing Kogonada’s artistic journey. Despite only having two feature films under his belt, it’s already clear that he will one day be considered as one of the greatest cinematic auteurs of the 21st Century. In his latest film, After Yang – based on the short story, Saying