Category Archives: Reviews

The New Mutants (2020) Review

NOT QUITE WORTH THE LONG WAIT (NOR THE HYPE)   The X-Men has certainly had a bump road throughout its cinematic run on the big screen. The comic book superheroes characters , the long running and beloved Marvel comic book property was brought to Hollywood’s silver screen in 2000, acting as the first well-thought-out and well-executed theatrical feature endeavor from

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Greyhound (2020) Review

A WWII NAVAL THRILLER THAT’S PROPELLED BY ACTION Over the past several decades, both Hollywood and moviegoers alike have intrigued and fascinated with WWII theatrical features; transporting viewers through a cinematic lens to the war-torn times of the Second World War on all various aspects of the human condition and of the hardships on the battlefield. Telling tales of war,

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The Secret Garden (2020) Review

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR A STORY?   In 1911, novel writer Frances Hodgson Burnett released the book titled The Secret Garden; a story that follows an orphaned girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her strict uncle’s estate. While she did write other children novels, including Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885-1886) and A Little Princess (1905), Burnett’s The Secret Garden

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Archive (2020) Review

GREAT VISUALS IN A SOMEWHAT FORMULAIC A.I. TALE Stories of artificial intelligence have always been at the forefront of science fiction inspired narratives; sparking ideas of revelations and consequences of bringing to life robotic automatons. Bridging futuristic technology and with sometimes philosophical idealism, tales of artificial intelligence showcase the cautionary and mentality takes on such constructs; projecting the existence of

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The Hunt (2020) Review

IT’S NOT A MANOR While various satire endeavors have been commonplace throughout the years and in a variety of media facets for public viewing (i.e. movies, TV shows, comic strips, ads, theatrical stage plays, books, etc.), political satires have emerged as prominent focus source of both the public’s entertainment and scrutiny. This particular style has found to be used with

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The Photograph (2020) Review

A SINCERE YET UNEVEN ROMANCE ENDEAVOR   Tales of romance are truly are a “dime a dozen” within the various narratives of storytelling. Cinematic representation of such constructs has always garnered appeal with the idea of love or rather the idea of finding love in another person has been the quintessential fundamental of storytelling. While some narratives of such romances

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Hamilton (2020) Review

IN THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED   Broadway. The name was literally becoming iconic within many shows and productions that have come and gone; gracing their names, star-studded performances, famous musical songs on the mainstage for all to see and producing memorable hits throughout the decades. Through the years, musical Broadway productions and shows have showcased the theatrical arts in

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My Spy (2020) Review

FUN & CUTE, BUT TOO FAMILIAR Back in 1990, moviegoers everywhere were introduced Kindergarten Cop, an action / comedy film that was released by Universal Pictures and directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the film lead role, the movie follows John Kimble, a tough police detective working undercover as a kindergarten teach to apprehend a known drug leader,

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Artemis Fowl (2020) Review

A MESSY AND BOTCHED YA FANTASY ADAPTATION   The success of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels has indeed captured the hearts and minds of millions or readers around the world; sparking a massive wizarding world franchise, including a film saga that spanned 8 movies of the seven original Potter books as well as new prequel spin-off in the works.

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Robert the Bruce (2020) Review

A TALE LIMITED BY CINEMATIC BUDGETS AND NARRATIVE SCOPE   Before director Ridley Scott’s sword and sandals epic Gladiator roared into theaters at the dawn of the new millennium, actor / director Mel Gibson delved into Scottish history for 1995’s epic drama film Braveheart. The movie, which starred Gibson in the lead role as well as Sophie Marceau, Angus Macfayden,

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