Category Archives: Reviews

Bloodshot (2020) Review

AN INTERESTING PREMISE THAT FIZZLES OUT   In the cinematic age of superheroes blockbusters dominating the box office and the general moviegoer’s attention, action movies are scrambling for attention. Big named mask and costumed characters from Marvel and DC comic books have certainly been at the forefront of lucrative “moneymaking”, while other publishing companies have been approached for a theatrical

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I Still Believe (2020) Review

HEARTFELT & SINCERE, BUT TOO FAMILIAR & CHEESY   With dozens of films genre being released each year, a typical one that gets overlooked by the more popular ones (action, drama, comedy, animation, etc.) is the subgenre category of religious movie. These films (sometimes called “faith-based” features) usually center around the struggles and ideas of a person (or groups) identity

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Onward (2020) Review

WE’RE GOING ON A QUEST!   Pixar Studios has become the premiere powerhouse animated studio for nearly the past twenty-five years; producing some of the more memorable and beloved animated feature films that have seeing a theatrical release. While other studios have indeed produced hits (i.e. DreamWorks, Illumination Entertainment, Blu Sky, Warner Bros Animation, etc.), Pixar, a subsidiary company underneath

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Emma (2020) Review

LOVE KNOWS BEST   It’s no secret that Jane Austen’s novels are well beloved classics in the literary world. Truly timeless, Austen’s tales weave together narratives of young ladies during the Victorian era of England; dealing with issues of family and love throughout as well as commonplace themes of social status / class, individualism, politics, morality, and education amongst other

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The Way Back (2020) Review

A FAMILIAR, YET POIGNANT SPORTS DRAMA   Sports movies are a “dime a dozen”, but have plenty to offer in the way of entertaining and enticing viewers within their respective narratives. These particular types of motion pictures focus on a sport / sporting event and athlete / team that participate in said event for significant degree in their personal journey

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The Invisible Man (2020) Review

WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE CAN STILL HURT YOU   In today’s day and age of current horror motion pictures, Blumhouse Productions has certainly become the more prominent film studio to produce plenty of features of the horror variety. While the production / studio company has indeed done other genres in the past for its releases with movies like the Tooth

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The Call of the Wild (2020) Review

PLENTY OF HEART, BUT NOT ENOUGH SOUL   In the literary world, the infamous “classic” novels are genre staples that speak of perfection within their respective fields of storytelling; recounting an age of the writing world been valued in importance as narrative crafting to be…well…classic in their own rights. With plenty of famous authors and novelist from Jane Austen, to

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Downhill (2020) Review

A BORING AND UNEVEN SLIPPERY SLOPE OF A MOVIE   Hollywood has always been fascinated with remakes; a profitable market of retooling and repurposing older ideas into new ways for a theatrical motion picture, with a new “vision” for modern audiences to enjoy. For the past two decades, the census idealism from “Tinseltown” is that of revisiting these older properties

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Fantasy Island (2020) Review

A SHODDY REMAKE THAT DOESN’T WORK   Welcome to Fantasy Island” are the iconic words spoken by fictional character Mr. Roarke from the TV show Fantasy Island. Created by Gene Levitt, the show debuted on ABC television network from 1977 to 1984 and starred Ricardo Montalban as the mysterious and enigmatic Mr. Roarke and Herve Villechaize as his assistant, Tattoo.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Review

GOTTA GO FAST!   Throughout the years of video game history, there have been many iconic video game characters that have become main staples in their own right, including the likes of Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, and Mega Man amongst others. In this grouping, the character of Sonic the Hedgehog has become quite a mascot from SEGA. First debuting back

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