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Cinematic Flashback: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Review

‘Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams. For the story you’re about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now, you’re probably wondered where holidays come from If you haven’t, I’d say its time you begun as Jason’s Movie Blog’s present the “cinematic flashback” for

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Review

AN IMPROVEMENT MADE, BUT STILL BLARINGLY NONSENSICAL   Back in 2016, sandwiched between the theatrical releases of The Nice Guys and Neighbors 2, Sony Pictures and Rovio Animation released the full-length Angry Birds film titled The Angry Birds Movie. Based on the popular app game from Rovio, the film, which was directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly, followed the

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Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Review

SHALLOW, GORY, AND UNSATISFYING   In the action genre, the character of John Rambo (as well as the Rambo movie franchise) has been immortalized as a staple fixture for badassery macho bravado. Deriving from the 1972 novel titled First Blood (by author David Morell), the Rambo series follows the life of John Rambo, a US Army veteran played by actor

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Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Review

FULL OF DISAPPOINTMENTS!   It’s no wonder that Hollywood would eventually get around to doing a full-length feature film endeavor for several popular (then and now) toy properties for a cinematic treatment. While not truly unheard of, the idea of translating a toy line brand (dolls, action figures, tabletop games, and trading cards, etc.) into a motion picture has a

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Ad Astra (2019) Review

AMBITIOUSLY BOLD, YET FRUSTRATING   Tales of space exploration have always been a fascinated medium to present within a cinematic framework. As in real life, mankind’s ambition looks to the celestial heavens above and venture into the vast and infinite space; searching for humanity’s foot hole of pioneering progressions into the cosmos of new worlds and other intelligent life out

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Fighting with My Family (2019) Review

WRESTLING WITH HEART   Standing alongside the usual line-up of big budgeted blockbusters, run-of-the-mill horrors features, and the plethora of “page to screen” adaptations, the storytelling format of “sports themed” movies are an old staple of cinematic narratives to be told. While these genre of feature films have delved into various sports, including football, baseball, soccer, basketball, hockey, MMA fighting,

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Review

A FUN, YET DATED EXPLORATION   Back in August of 2000, Nickelodeon debuted the show Dora the Explorer during its Nick Jr. scheduled block. Created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes, and Eric Weiner, the show followed the adventures of a young seven-year-old Latina girl named Dora, who loves to embark on exploration quest related to activity that she wants

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Cold Pursuit (2019) Review

AN UNEVEN DARK HUMOR THRILLER   Actor Liam Neeson has definitely made a name for himself in Hollywood. The Northern Ireland actor has turned a fine career of being leading man, but (like many actors in Tinseltown) humbly began in either smaller feature films or in supporting roles with some recognizable rising acting talents, including actors Mel Gibson and Anthony

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Little (2019) Review

BIG IDEAS, LITTLE VALUE   The idea of individuals “switch places” has been commonplace theme throughout the years of filmmaking. This can be a combination of trading lifestyles (Trading Places), a physical altering change (Big, 13 Going on 30, and Seventeen Again), or even a sort of switching bodies with another individual (Freaky Friday and Wish Upon a Star). As

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