Category Archives: Reviews

Stuber (2019) Review

NANJIANI AND BAUTISTA SHINE IN A MOVIE THAT NEVER REACHES ITS POTENTIAL   Buddy cop movies have been around for quite some time. More often than not, the formula of these cinematic endeavors is relatively the same with some minor tweaks made to the story being told. While the narrative might be predictable (to a certain degree), the acting talents

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Late Night (2019) Review

THOMPSON AND KALING SHINE IN A TOPICAL DRAMEDY   Late night talk shows have been around for quite some time, taking the TV viewing spotlight during the late hours of the night and presenting a wide variety of comedy monologues, guest star appearances, and silly routine angst that keep viewers coming back for more. Created in the US (though not

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Anna (2019) Review

A VERY FAMILIAR (AND RECYCLED) FEMALE ASSASSIN THRILLER   Nowadays, spy movies are a dime of dozen; enticing viewers into a cinematic tale of a secretive covert world of spies, espionage, and political intrigue. Of course, the James Bond franchise instantly come to a person’s mind as the prime example, but there have been others, including the Mission Impossible franchise

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Review

A FUN, YET DISJOINTED ANIMATED SEQUEL   Back in 2016, Illumination Entertainment released The Secret Life of Pets, an animated feature film that sparked the idea of what animal pets do when their “owners” aren’t around. The movie, which was directed by Chris Renaud and featured the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, and several

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Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) Review

SPIDEY’S EUROPEAN VACATION   Spider-Man: Homecoming was definitely a fun and entertaining way for the comic book character of Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) to star in his own standalone feature film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, this wasn’t the first time that Spider-Man (played by actor Tom Holland) graced the screen as he debuted back in Captain America:

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Review

THE HORROR ADVENTURES OF BABYSITTING (AT THE WARRENS) The cinematic supernatural horrors of The Conjuring universe has plenty of spooks and scares to entice moviegoers everywhere to return with another installment after the other. Beginning back in 2013 with the original Conjuring film, the main series story thread follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren and their attempts to assist

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Yesterday (2019) Review

A MAGICAL “WHAT IF” MYSTERY TOUR FLUFF   The English rock band “The Beatles” have been stuff of musical legends. Spanning nearly a decade, the group (i.e. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison) certainly defined “the 60s” within their catalogue of recorded songs; speaking to an entire generation and the world within its various complexities of war

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Toy Story 4 (2019) Review

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND ONCE AGAIN. UNECESSARY, YET STILL HEARTWARMING   In 1995, Pixar Animation Studios released their first full length feature film titled Toy Story, which (taking place in a world where anthropomorphic toys come to life when humans are not present), the focused on the relationship between an old-fashioned pull-string cowboy doll named Woody and an astronaut action

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Shaft (2019) Review

CAN’T REALLY DIG IT   In 1971, the movie Shaft was released, an action crime feature endeavor that quickly became quite popular during its release as well as giving birth to the iconic character. Directed by Gordon Parks, the movie, which was adapted from Ernest Tidyman and starred the talents of Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, and Charles Cioffi, centered around

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Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Review

WELCOME THE F**K BACK!   Back in 2004, HBO released the show Deadwood, a western television series that mixed true and fiction within its 1870 location of Deadwood, South Dakota. Created by David Milch, the show, which starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane, centered around real-life historical figures (albeit fictionalized to a degree) of Seth Bullock and Al Swearengen and

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