Category Archives: Reviews

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review

A RETURN TO “TERMINATOR” GLORY   The Terminator franchise has definitely seeing its ups and downs since its initial release, but a far cry from how it all began. Before today’s age of dystopian futures and its fixation in mainstream pop culture, director James Cameron premiered his sci-fi adventure film Terminator. As a film, Terminator was hit and vacuumed movie

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Harriet (2019) Review

BE FREE OR DIE   Throughout the course of U.S. history, there have been plenty of standout moments (be it collective times of central poignancy or historical figures) that have left their mark on the nation’s history. From the pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock, the formation of the thirteen colonies, to palpable victory in the American Revolution, to the harshness

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Good Boys (2019) Review

SUPER BAD FOR TWEENS   The comedic antics of the film Super Bad certainly paved for the raunchy episodic misadventures feature films during the mid-to late 00s era of movies. Naturally, the idea of raunchy teen comedies was reinvented with this particular movie, which followed the exploits of two awkward teens (Seth and Evan) about graduation and losing their virginity

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The Addams Family (2019) Review

FRIGHTENINGLY FUN ANIMATED REMAKE   They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They’re all together kooky. The Addams Family.” Yes, the classic property of “The Addams Family”, which has been around for quite some time. Created by cartoonish Charles Addams, the Addams Family was a satirical inversion of the ideal 20th century American family household as a sort of

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Gemini Man (2019) Review

DOUBLE TROUBLE MEDIOCRITY   Film director Ang Lee has certainly made a name for himself in Hollywood as a visual storyteller within his various projects. While he had previous helmed theatrical features, Lee’s certainly made his “big splash” (in Hollywood) with the release of 1995’s Sense and Sensibility, which he received critical praise in adapting Jane Austen’s tale to the

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Review

TWICE UPON A DREAM   In 2014, Walt Disney Studios, following the success of their live-action reimagines of Alice in Wonderland and Oz, the Great and Powerful, released Maleficent; a new twist on the classic fairy tale story of Sleeping Beauty. Loosely inspired by the iconic original fairy tale by Charles Perrault and Walt Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty,

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IT: Chapter Two (2019) Review

LOSERS STICK TOGETHER   In 2017, moviegoers everywhere returned to Derry, Maine, The Losers’ Club, and the enigmatic being known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown with the film IT. Based on the terrifying bestselling novel of the same name by Stephen King, the movie (a remake of the 1990 TV movie) tells the story of seven children in the town

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Abominable (2019) Review

CINEAMTICALLY STUNNING AND CHARMINGLY COLORFUL   With the varying myths and legends of fantastical creatures, the imagination of the Yeti has been one of keen interest. Naturally, the tales to be told of these mythical beasts have varied (depending on the regions and culture, but the most commonplace description of the Yeti (or also known as the Abominable Snowman) is

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Review

AN IMPROVEMENT MADE, BUT STILL BLARINGLY NONSENSICAL   Back in 2016, sandwiched between the theatrical releases of The Nice Guys and Neighbors 2, Sony Pictures and Rovio Animation released the full-length Angry Birds film titled The Angry Birds Movie. Based on the popular app game from Rovio, the film, which was directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly, followed the

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Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Review

SHALLOW, GORY, AND UNSATISFYING   In the action genre, the character of John Rambo (as well as the Rambo movie franchise) has been immortalized as a staple fixture for badassery macho bravado. Deriving from the 1972 novel titled First Blood (by author David Morell), the Rambo series follows the life of John Rambo, a US Army veteran played by actor

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