Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) Review

INTO THE SEA OF CHANGE….   In 2018, Marvel Studios released Black Panther, their 18th superhero film in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film, which starred Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, and Michael B. Jordan, follows the tale of T’Challa, the newly appointed Black Panther and new King of the kingdom of

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Ticket to Paradise (2022) Review

A CUTE (YET MEDIOCRELY SERVICEABLE) ROMANTIC COMEDY   With Hollywood studios investing money in big-budgeted tentpole features or in smaller scale artistic films (ones that are worthy of Oscar / award nominations), the subgenre of romantic comedies is left somewhere in the middle of those two extreme juggernaut film genres. Naturally, romantic comedies movies, which are both a subgenre to

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Pinocchio (2022) Review

A SOULESS REMAKE THAT’S AS WOODEN AS PINOCCHIO   On February 23rd, 1940, Walt Disney Studios released Pinocchio, their second animated feature film that was based off of 1883 Italian children’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske (as well as sequence directors Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, and

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Prey for the Devil (2022) Review

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES   A battle for a person’s soul in the endless war between God and the Devil. Tales of exorcisms and demonic possessions have always been a fascinated points of scary interest amongst individuals. The idea of believing that particular individual being possessed by an unholy spirit and seeing a priest (or other religious authority figure)

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Hocus Pocus 2 (2022) Review

THE WITCHES ARE BACK!   Back during the summer of 1993, Walt Disney Pictures brought the spirit of Halloween to theaters everywhere with the release of Hocus Pocus. Directed by Kenny Ortega, the film, which starred Bette Milder, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, follows the story of three youths (Max, Dani, and Allison), who inadvertently resurrects the three legendary

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The Invitation (2022) Review

DON’T ACCEPT THIS INVITATION!   Tales of vampires have always been a main staple in the horror genre….and I’m not just talking about movies. Mythical undead creatures of the night that derive from European folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital essence of life (aka blood) and have being classical depicted in traditional forms (i.e. pale skin, fanged teeth,

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Black Adam (2022) Review

ALL JOHNSON AND NO SUBSTANCE   The DCEU has certainly had its fair share of problems along its planned trajectory. As Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to provide moviegoers everywhere with its extensive cinematic library of Marvel character superhero adventures, the DCEU is trying to play catch up with its own realm of costumed heroes and superhuman beings. The studio,

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