Category Archives: Reviews

My Spy (2020) Review

FUN & CUTE, BUT TOO FAMILIAR Back in 1990, moviegoers everywhere were introduced Kindergarten Cop, an action / comedy film that was released by Universal Pictures and directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the film lead role, the movie follows John Kimble, a tough police detective working undercover as a kindergarten teach to apprehend a known drug leader,

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Artemis Fowl (2020) Review

A MESSY AND BOTCHED YA FANTASY ADAPTATION   The success of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels has indeed captured the hearts and minds of millions or readers around the world; sparking a massive wizarding world franchise, including a film saga that spanned 8 movies of the seven original Potter books as well as new prequel spin-off in the works.

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Robert the Bruce (2020) Review

A TALE LIMITED BY CINEMATIC BUDGETS AND NARRATIVE SCOPE   Before director Ridley Scott’s sword and sandals epic Gladiator roared into theaters at the dawn of the new millennium, actor / director Mel Gibson delved into Scottish history for 1995’s epic drama film Braveheart. The movie, which starred Gibson in the lead role as well as Sophie Marceau, Angus Macfayden,

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The Lovebirds (2020) Review)

A MIDDLING PROJECT THAT’S BETTER ON PAPER A directing career that hasn’t seeing massive hit in quite some time, film director Michael Showalter spent the past couple of years in rather middling projects as a writer, producer, and actor. However, Showalter struck a unique opportunity when he directed The Big Sick, a romantic comedy film, in 2017. The film, which

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The Last Full Measure (2020) Review

VALOR DEFINED IN MANY WAYS War is waged by nations, but it is human beings that pay the price. While many wartime tales of battles being fought and over the victories that have been won, the aftermath of war has affected millions of individuals and, while the hardships of civilian lives are numerous, the “war coming home” for the soldiers

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Scoob! (2020) Review

CUTE AND CHARMING BUT A MESSY REBOOT STARTER   Scooby Doo….where are you? Everyone knows the name of animated Hannah-Barbara four-legged canine character as well as the rest of his human companions (i.e. Scooby gang) in their various adventures throughout the years. Created back 1969 by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, the original incarnation came from the cartoon TV show

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Resistance (2020) Review

HEROIC AND MEANINGFUL, BUT A GENERIC AND UNEVEN TALE   World War II movies have often shined in two very distinct ways of storytelling. The first has been on the various battles throughout the war; showcasing the gritty battlefront lines of war on its different modes of fighting (i.e. land, sea, and air) as well as demonstrating the valiant yet

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The Willoughbys (2020) Review

A COLORFUL (YET CHOPPY) FAMILY STORY   In 2019, Netflix released Klaus, a Christmas holiday themed animated feature, that was to be the streaming services first attempt into the animated world of cartoon storytelling. Launched in November (a month or so prior Christmas), the film, which was directed by Sergio Pablo, serves as an alternate origin story of Santa Claus

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Extraction (2020) Review

HARD-HITTING BLOCKBUSTER ACTION HEADS TO THE SMALL SCREEN REALM   Military action movies have been a prime staple within the action film genre. Exploring various branches of the military (army, navy, air force, SEALS, etc.), these movies are primarily focused (much like the genre itself) on action premise, relying on tried and true aesthetics of military action / violence to

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Abigail (2020) Review (525th Review)

A DISAPPOINTING STEAMPUNK FANTASY   Within the many genres of storytelling, the spectacle and fascination of steampunk has caught the attention of many viewers / readers across; providing a new landscape medium of backdrop settings, depictions of society, and of alternatives takes of imagination. In a nutshell, Steampunk is a retrofuturistic subgenres of sci-fi / fantasy that incorporates technology and

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