Author Archives: Jason

Aladdin (2019) Review

A ROUGH IN THE DIAMOND   In 1992, Disney released its 31st animated feature film titled Aladdin, which was based on the Arabian folktales from One Thousand- and One Nights short story collection, and explored a whimsical tale of adventure, enchantments, and love within its cartoon presentation. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the film, which starred the voice

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) Review

TICK TOCK, MR. WICK!   In 2014, John Wick was released and instantly became a somewhat theatrical “hidden gem” that many (including myself) didn’t expect to be a big hit. Directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch (although Stahelski was only credited), the film, which starred Keanu Reeves, focused on the character of John Wick, a man searching for the

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The Sun is Also a Star (2019) Review

A CHEESY, SILLY, AND PRETENTIOUS CONTEMPORARY TEEN DRAMA   In the literary world, the ever-shifting interest of teens novels has been in constant flux; passing from one popular trend to the next. The age of paranormal romance of vampires, werewolves, and demon hunters dominated the mainstream media interest of YA / Teen genre for several years, ushering a plethora of

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