Turning Red (2022) Review

WE’VE ALL GOT AN INNER BEAST   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 Animation, etc.), Pixar, a subsidiary company

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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022) Review

A SERVICEABLE (YET UNCESSARY) MONSTER CODA TO THE FRANCHISE   In 2012, animated director / writer Genndy Tartakovsky (along with a story by Todd Durham) released the cartoon movie Hotel Transylvania. The film, which starred the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, and many others, told the story of Count Dracula’s daughter Mavis and how she finds an

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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A TERRIBLY PLOTTED AND POORLY OUTDATED SPIN-OFF ENDEAVOR   While DreamWorks had Shrek, Pixar has Toy Story, and Illumination Entertainment has Despicable Me, Blue Sky Animation, a subdivision under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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