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The Batman (2022) Review

A CINEMATICALLY DARK (YET BEAUTIFULLY POETIC) DETECTIVE STORY   Batman, the Cape Crusader, the Dark Knight, the Bat of Gotham….and so on and so forth. The character of the Batman has always been a fix point of fascination, finding the dual life of DC comic book creation Bruce Wayne, a wealthy philanthropist whose was orphaned at a young age drove

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The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild (2022) Review

A TERRIBLY PLOTTED AND POORLY OUTDATED SPIN-OFF ENDEAVOR   While DreamWorks had Shrek, Pixar has Toy Story, and Illumination Entertainment has Despicable Me, Blue Sky Animation, a subdivision under 20th Century Fox, had Ice Age as their flagship series. Created back 2002, Ice Age follows the cartoon adventures of a group of animal misfits, a Mammoth, a sloth, a sabretooth,

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The 355 (2022) Review

A DERIVATE AND SHALLOW SPY ENDEAVOR   Spy movies are an acquired taste and a special brand of cinematic excitement all in their own respective class. Dashing agents in impeccable attires, with a plethora of high-tech gadgets and gizmos at their disposal, and crazy hair-raising antics to save the world from a global threat. It’s the classic spy theatricals that

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The King’s Daughter (2022) Review

A FORGETFUL (AND UTTERLY DATED) FANTASY MESS   Delaying a movie’s theatrical release can be a mixed bag of sorts. The hype and anticipation that has building for the feature’s release can be either continue to fuel the necessary excitement for the film’s inevitable future release or you cause a large determinant towards its premiere reveal, especially if the feature

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Uncharted (2022) Review

AMONG THIEVES (AND EXPECTATIONS)   Sic Parvis Magna! Translated it means “Greatness, from small beginnings”, a motto of Sir Francis Drake, the famous navigator and sailor, that means anyone can become great no matter where they started out. Such a powerful statement is shared in the video game series titled Uncharted, which first debuted back in 2007 (Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune)

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Marry Me (2022) Review

A SWEET, PREDICTABLE, AND SURREAL COMFORT WATCH With Hollywood studios investing money in big-budgeted tentpole features or in smaller scale artistic films (ones that are worthy of Oscar / award nominations), the subgenre of romantic comedies is left somewhere in the middle of those two extreme juggernaut film genres. Naturally, romantic comedies movies, which are both a subgenre to both

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Death on the Nile (2022) Review

HOW MANY GREAT STORIES ARE TRAGEDIES?   In 2017, actor / director Kenneth Branagh brought the classic and beloved murder mystery drama of novelist Agatha Christie to the silver screen with the release of Murder on the Orient Express. Directed and starring in the lead role by Branagh himself, the film, which also had the talents of Johnny Depp, Penelope

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West Side Story (2021) Review (625th Review)

TONIGHT…..TONIGHT…..   Throughout the years, Hollywood has seen many famed directors rise to become legendary within the filmmaking industry; ascending on their own meticulous directorial merits when approaching a motion picture. Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Clint Eastwood, Cecil B. DeMille, and Francis Ford Coppola are just some of the names of the great ones that have made their mark in

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Nightmare Alley (2021) Review

THE LIES WE WEAVE, THE TRUTHS WE DECEIVE   Amongst the various famous directors out there (i.e. Stephen Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Sam Mendes David Fincher, etc.) known is more visually stunning and mystifying in his directorial works than director Guillermo del Toro. Fascinated with the world of cinema at a young age, del Toro would eventually an interest

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American Underdog (2021) Review

DESTINY BELONGS TO THE UNDERDOGS   As the saying goes “baseball is the American pastime sport”, but nothing is more exciting and more American than watching / playing football. Men dressed in padded uniforms and protective helmets, battling and clashing with a rival team on a designated battlefield, coaches and players screaming plays and orders, a mass crowd of fans

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