• Cinematic Flashback: The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Review

    Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don’t you ever say it of yourself. You send out the

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  • Bloodshot (2020) Review

    AN INTERESTING PREMISE THAT FIZZLES OUT   In the cinematic age of superheroes blockbusters dominating the box office and the general moviegoer’s attention, action movies are scrambling for attention. Big

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  • I Still Believe (2020) Review

    HEARTFELT & SINCERE, BUT TOO FAMILIAR & CHEESY   With dozens of films genre being released each year, a typical one that gets overlooked by the more popular ones (action,

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  • Onward (2020) Review

    WE’RE GOING ON A QUEST!   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

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  • Emma (2020) Review

    LOVE KNOWS BEST   It’s no secret that Jane Austen’s novels are well beloved classics in the literary world. Truly timeless, Austen’s tales weave together narratives of young ladies during

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The Call of the Wild (2020) Review

PLENTY OF HEART, BUT NOT ENOUGH SOUL   In the literary world, the infamous “classic” novels are genre staples that speak of perfection within their respective fields of storytelling; recounting an age of the writing world been valued in importance as narrative crafting to be…well…classic in their own rights. With plenty of famous authors and novelist from Jane Austen, to

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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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Editorial: Thoughts on the Oscars (And Beyond)

The Academy Awards….the Oscars….an awards show that celebrates the “best of the best” of that year in cinematic theatrical motion pictures and the nominations in various categories in honoring those individuals in variety of filmmaking capacity. Whether they are in front of the camera or behind the scenes, the Oscars have showcased and awarded many talented members of the film

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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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