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The Hight Note (2020) Review

A PREDICTABLE YET “COMFORT FOOD” DRAMEDY   The music industry is a tough business….to say the least. The “rise to stardom” has always been a coveted event for many aspiring talents from on-stage musician / singers to “behind the scenes” music producers. Unfortunately, the road to fame and glory has always been riddled with setbacks and challenges, which can come

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Mulan (2020) Review

A REMAKE THAT BRINGS “HONOR” TO ITS ANIMATED CLASSIC   In 1998, after the success of 1997’s Hercules, Walt Disney Studios released Mulan, their 36th animated feature film to moviegoers during the summertime. Directed by Barry Cook and Tony Bandcroft, the film, which starred the vocal talents of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, and James Hong, takes place in

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Tenet (2020) Review

WE LIVE IN A TWILIGHT WORLD. AN INVERSION CINEMATIC EXPEREINCE.   Director Christopher Nolan is an acclaimed film director that many, including myself, have found to be exceptional in the execution of the films that he directs. While he’s been around for quite some time, developing several short films (both released unreleased), several first noticed Nolan’s work as a director

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The New Mutants (2020) Review

NOT QUITE WORTH THE LONG WAIT (NOR THE HYPE)   The X-Men has certainly had a bump road throughout its cinematic run on the big screen. The comic book superheroes characters , the long running and beloved Marvel comic book property was brought to Hollywood’s silver screen in 2000, acting as the first well-thought-out and well-executed theatrical feature endeavor from

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Greyhound (2020) Review

A WWII NAVAL THRILLER THAT’S PROPELLED BY ACTION Over the past several decades, both Hollywood and moviegoers alike have intrigued and fascinated with WWII theatrical features; transporting viewers through a cinematic lens to the war-torn times of the Second World War on all various aspects of the human condition and of the hardships on the battlefield. Telling tales of war,

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The Secret Garden (2020) Review

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR A STORY?   In 1911, novel writer Frances Hodgson Burnett released the book titled The Secret Garden; a story that follows an orphaned girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her strict uncle’s estate. While she did write other children novels, including Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885-1886) and A Little Princess (1905), Burnett’s The Secret Garden

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Archive (2020) Review

GREAT VISUALS IN A SOMEWHAT FORMULAIC A.I. TALE Stories of artificial intelligence have always been at the forefront of science fiction inspired narratives; sparking ideas of revelations and consequences of bringing to life robotic automatons. Bridging futuristic technology and with sometimes philosophical idealism, tales of artificial intelligence showcase the cautionary and mentality takes on such constructs; projecting the existence of

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The Hunt (2020) Review

IT’S NOT A MANOR While various satire endeavors have been commonplace throughout the years and in a variety of media facets for public viewing (i.e. movies, TV shows, comic strips, ads, theatrical stage plays, books, etc.), political satires have emerged as prominent focus source of both the public’s entertainment and scrutiny. This particular style has found to be used with

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The Photograph (2020) Review

A SINCERE YET UNEVEN ROMANCE ENDEAVOR   Tales of romance are truly are a “dime a dozen” within the various narratives of storytelling. Cinematic representation of such constructs has always garnered appeal with the idea of love or rather the idea of finding love in another person has been the quintessential fundamental of storytelling. While some narratives of such romances

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