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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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Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution (2020) Review

A DISAPPOINTING POKEMON REMAKE   Back in 1997, the Japanese anime series of Pokémon (i.e. Pocket Monster), introducing viewers to a colorful episodic adventure within a cartoon world of the vast and diverse range of these Pokémon creatures and beings. In a nutshell, the original TV show followed the series main protagonist character of Ash Ketchum, along with Pikachu (his

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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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Shaft (2019) Review

CAN’T REALLY DIG IT   In 1971, the movie Shaft was released, an action crime feature endeavor that quickly became quite popular during its release as well as giving birth to the iconic character. Directed by Gordon Parks, the movie, which was adapted from Ernest Tidyman and starred the talents of Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, and Charles Cioffi, centered around

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