Archive for the 2019 Category

US

New filmmaking careers are always exciting to watch, especially when they have a debut that’s so strong. Look no further than Jordan Peele, who won an Academy Award for this debut screenplay that was Get Out. He already had a lot of experience in comedy with MadTV and Key & […]

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CAPTIVE STATE

While story is often a key element to a great film, it’s not always required for a memorable and entertaining experience. “Style over substance” is a term used a lot, but filmmaking is art just like anything else. Stylish filmmaking with not a lot of substance, but […]

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CAPTAIN MARVEL

When you’re 21 films and 11 years in to a film franchise, you’re bound to run into stories, characters, plotlines, action scenes, and many more elements that end up feeling a bit… recycled and stale. It’s just inevitable. When you have a bunch of different films that […]

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GRETA

Nothing elevates a silly B-movie quite like the stars. Just look at stuff like The Evil Dead and Tremors. Both absurd, over the top films, made even more fun with excellent lead performances from Bruce Campbell and Kevin Bacon. Those are mere outliers, though, as a majority of B-movies […]

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FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

While I do find it amusing overall, I’m not really a wrestling fan, or really a big fan of any sport. My closest connection to the sport is through my older brother watching WWF and then him performing the various moves on me. To be honest, I […]

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HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

I’ve talked about sequels and their effects of diminishing returns many times before. It’s rare that sequels are better than the original, but it does happen. What’s even more rare is when a sequel completely abandons the conventions and genre that was established before. Evil Dead II is one […]

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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

While story is probably the most important ingredient that goes into making a great film, that doesn’t mean that the technological aspects of the artform should be ignored. Films tell stories, but so do books. There’s a whole world of technology that goes into filmmaking that’s been […]

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THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

It’s a great challenge for a movie sequel to capture the same magic of the original, especially when that magic was so unique to making the original so great. For some sequels, it may not make sense for the story to continue or any more room for […]

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MISS BALA

Boring films are the worst kind because whether it be good or bad, a film should above all be memorable. Even if it’s marred by poor acting, direction, and everything else, that can all potentially make for an entertaining and memorable experience. Those are the best kinds of […]

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SERENITY

DISCLAIMER: This review contains massive spoilers for Serenity, as it’s impossible to talk about why it’s so bad without getting into the details. You’ve been warned, but you probably don’t care to see it anyway, as it bombed terribly. Anyway, here we go. Ahhhhh, the glory of […]

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