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The Way Back (2020) Review

A FAMILIAR, YET POIGNANT SPORTS DRAMA   Sports movies are a “dime a dozen”, but have plenty to offer in the way of entertaining and enticing viewers within their respective narratives. These particular types of motion pictures focus on a sport / sporting event and athlete / team that participate in said event for significant degree in their personal journey

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The Invisible Man (2020) Review

WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE CAN STILL HURT YOU   In today’s day and age of current horror motion pictures, Blumhouse Productions has certainly become the more prominent film studio to produce plenty of features of the horror variety. While the production / studio company has indeed done other genres in the past for its releases with movies like the Tooth

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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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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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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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The Gentlemen (2020) Review

THERE’S F**KERY AFOOT!   Since the golden age of Hollywood, gangster / mobster films have had a cinematic attraction with studios and moviegoers alike; a sort of harmonious intrigue of the two, with tales of tragedy, treachery, and gripping tension keeping its viewers on the edge of their seats and invested in the story being told. While symbolic gangster films

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