Category Archives: Reviews

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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Birds of Prey (2020) Review

PREY FOR GOTHAM!   It has been said (many times) that the DCEU has certainly had a sort of “rocky road” during its expansion / continuation over the years. While the franchise has had its certain highs points with the releases of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam!, the DC Extended Universe has surely had some flops, including Justice League and

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Weathering with You (2019) Review

THIS IS THE STORY OF THE WORLD’S SECRET THAT ONLY SHE AND I KNOW   Japanese anime has been around for quite some time; entertaining viewers with stylish animation from the “Land of the Rising Sun” and bringing a plethora of various tales of colossal mechas, magical girls, and fantastical journeys that various characters undergo. Anime has been dabbled into

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Gretel & Hansel (2020) Review

A SLUGGISH GRIMM RETELLING   Fairy tales are the spark of imagination; customary to being presented boundless adaptations and interoperations throughout many different cultures and countries around the world. While most are presented in child-like form (i.e. easy to follow, understand, and approachable for most ages), fairy tales have often derived from myths and legends; some of which have had

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The Gentlemen (2020) Review

THERE’S F**KERY AFOOT!   Since the golden age of Hollywood, gangster / mobster films have had a cinematic attraction with studios and moviegoers alike; a sort of harmonious intrigue of the two, with tales of tragedy, treachery, and gripping tension keeping its viewers on the edge of their seats and invested in the story being told. While symbolic gangster films

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The Turning (2020) Review

A DISMAL (AND UNSATISFYING) HORROR FEATURE   Horror feature films have indeed had the fair share of hits and misses over the years; garnishing spooky tales of a wide variety of aspects to “scare” its cinematic characters as well as its viewers. Stories of spectral ghosts, ancient demons, nightmarish ghouls, haunted houses, deranged psychopaths, and murderous individuals have been the

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Underwater (2020) Review

A SUSPENSEFUL, YET SHALLOW AND FORGETTABLE THRILLER   What lurks within the ocean’s darkest depth? It’s question that’s been posed many times; adding a layer of mystery, intrigue, and a bit of fearfulness into what menacing sea creatures that dwell within the darkest depths of underwater realm. What’s even more scarier to imagine is actually venturing down into the murky

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Just Mercy (2020) Review

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR JUSTICE   Within the many cinematic tales that have been produced, legal drama films have certainly been up there; hitting viewers with heated (and sometimes poignant) narratives that showcase a variety of multi-faceted viewpoints that deliver the truth and unmask the falsehood of the system. From the jail cell’s of a prison to the presiding

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