Category Archives: Reviews

Monster Hunter (2020) Review

BLAND, BORING, AND UTTERLY FORGETFUL   The premise of a video game film adaptation has been a somewhat “double-edged” sword and proven multiple times over that statement throughout the past thirty some odd years. The idea of translating a popular / bestselling video game into a cinematic tales has definitely has an alluring effect and can take viewers on a

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Soul (2020) Review

A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER TO NOT MISS OUT ON THE JOYS OF LIFE   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

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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Review

WW84 IS OKAY. BUT IT CAN BE BETTER! In 2017, after the decisively mixed reviews and thoughts on 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. Studios and DC Comics released Wonder Woman, the fourth entry in the studio superhero cinematic universe of the DCEU (DC Extended Universe). Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film, which starred

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Come Away (2020) Review

AN OVERSTUFFED AND PREPLEXING ORIGIN TALE OF SORTS   The stories of both Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland have been beloved tales for generations to hear about; conjuring up imaginative fantasies of courageous adventures in Neverland and bizarre wonders in Wonderland. Throughout the years, the tales written by author / playwright J.M. Barrie and author Lewis Carroll have enchanted

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The Croods: A New Age (2020) Review

A CHARMING AND ENTERTAINING SEQUEL   After the critical praise yet middling box office results from 2012’s Rise of the Guardians, DreamWorks Animation released The Croods, their latest computer animated comedy adventure, the following year. Written and directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, the film, which starred the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, and Ryan

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Godmothered (2020) Review

A SWEET (YET QUITE FORMUALIC) HOLIDAY COMEDY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY   Within the many whimsical natures of fairy tales (both old and new), the character of a “fairy godmother” has always been a fixed point of wonderment warmth and kind-hearted benevolence. Deriving from various parts of fairy tale folklore and legends, a fairy godmother is a fairy with magical

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Review

BRILLIANCE BECKONS. GENIUS AWAITS.   Christmas movies have been a “time honored” tradition. During the holiday Christmas season, seasonal feature films get their chance to shine; dazzling viewers with its yuletide cheer and overly sentimental narratives of love, family, and Christmas celebrations. With plenty of holiday classic films and TV specials making their circulation during this time of year, it’s

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Operation Christmas Drop (2020) Review

A VERY PREDICTABLE (YET WHOLESOME) HOLIDAY ROM-COM FLUFF During the holiday Christmas season, seasonal feature films get their chance to shine; dazzling viewers with its yuletide cheer and overly sentimental narratives of love, family, and Christmas celebrations. A subgenre of these types of movies can be found in the form of romantic comedies (i.e. rom-coms’), which take the proven formula

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Enola Holmes (2020) Review (550th Review)

NOW, WHERE TO BEGIN?   The game is afoot” is the classic moniker catchphrase that’s accompany with the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes. Created by Sir Author Conan Doyle, the character of Sherlock Holmes (and his residence 221B Baker Street in London, England) has enchanted readers and viewers alike, following the clever English detective (usually set in the Victorian era)

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The Witches (2020) Review

VISUALLY FUN, BUT DERIVATE AND SLIGHTLY UNIMPRESSIVE   In children’s literature, Roald Dahl has certainly made a name for himself. Born from immigrant parents in Wales and serving in the Royal Air Force during WWII, Dahl went on to become a prominent writer in the 40s with noteworthy works in the field of children’s literary works as well as in

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