Cruella (2021)—Review

Outside of their Alice in Wonderland (2010/2016), Maleficent (2014/2019), and Dumbo (2019) films, I have thoroughly enjoyed Disney's recent live action treatments of their classic catalogue. One of my all time favorite IPs in the Disney vault is One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), and I have unironically loved the many 101 television series and …

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A Quiet Place Part II (2021)—Review

One of my favorite films of 2018 was John Krasinski's theatrical directorial debut, A Quiet Place. With fantastic characters, an incredible premise, and some of the most suspenseful sound design ever presented in film, A Quiet Place blew audiences away and was a true "must see in a theater" event. When A Quiet Place Part …

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Mortal Kombat (2021)—Review

Note: Slight Spoilers involving what doesn't happen in the film. I'm just going to get to the point: video game movies are notoriously known for their laughably horrendous quality. The video game movies that have been great, in my opinion, are 2019's Pokémon's Detective Pikachu and 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog, with other recent films such …

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)—Review

I love kaiju films. From the very first King Kong (1933) to the incredible reign of Toho films, beginning with Godzilla (1954), to our new age of films such as Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005), Pacific Rim (2013), and Shin Godzilla (2016). Trying to capture Disney's success with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all of the …

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League—Review

As a huge comic book fan, one of the largest disappointments in cinema over the recent years has been Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). That said, the 2017 Justice League film has had an asterisk for the way the film was treated during production. Throughout the entire …

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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)—Review

Last year, 2020, was a year full of civil unrest due to the mistreatment of the Black Community by members of law enforcement. This is a problem that has perpetuated throughout the entirety of America's history, and among the many important instances throughout that history, one of the largest periods of this unrest occurred during …

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Promising Young Woman (2020)—Emerald Fennell’s Directorial Debut Is A Dark Thrill Ride Of Revenge

One of the films that I've been waiting to see since I saw its initial trailer is Promising Young Woman. From that first trailer, I knew that this film would be a fun ride from beginning to end, and I am happy to say my intuition was correct. Emerald Fennell, who has previously only acted …

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom—Boseman’s Swan Song May Be His Greatest Performance

One of the hardest losses in the pop-culture sphere during the mayhem of 2020 was the life of Chadwick Boseman. While he was best known for his role as Marvel's King T'Challa, the Black Panther, Boseman had a career filled with great performances. For most people, his best performance pre-Panther was his portrayal of Jackie …

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Soul—Pixar Never Fails to Delight With the Metaphysical

The last film I got to see in theaters before the initial theater shutdown back in March was Pixar's Onward which hit every mark and instantly became one of my favorite Pixar films. With Pixar's fantastic reputation of creating films that I absolutely adore, I was extremely excited for their second film on the 2020 …

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