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Category: Movie Reviews

‘Frozen 2’ Film Review

To start off this review I must make an honest admission of guilt:  I had not seen Disney’s 2013 smash hit, Frozen, until just a few days ago.  Being assigned to review the second film at an advanced screening and press preview event hosted by Walt Disney Studios Canada, I thought it necessary to take ...

‘The Irishman’ Film Review

The Irishman or I Heard you Paint Houses is the newest film directed by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese.  Based off of the book of the same name by former homicide prosecutor, investigator and defense attorney Charles Brandt, the film recounts the life of Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran (played by Robert De Niro), a suspected mafia ...

The Mandalorian: ‘Chapter One’ Review

At last, Disney+ has arrived, and with it, comes their flagship series, The Mandalorian. Touted as the first live-action Star Wars series in franchise history, Jon Favreau’s ambitions sci-fi/western takes viewers on a journey into (mostly) uncharted territory in the Star Wars galaxy. A grimier, lawless era, The Mandalorian puts the spotlight on the inner-workings ...

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ (2019) -Comprehensive Game Review

This one breaks out. It seems that every year, gamers get a new Call of Duty game that tries to beat the infamous “Call of Duty cycle”, where the franchise’s latest entry fails to create its own lasting identity. Said entry falls to the same shortcomings: lack of support, questionable add-ons, and ultimately being littered ...

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Advanced Review

Let’s go back in time, January 20, 2006. Disney is premiering the highly anticipated movie High School Musical, and to say five-year-old me lost her mind watching this movie is slight understatement. I lived and breathed these movies as a child – and the two others that would premier in the following years. So when ...

Dawn of X: ‘X-Men’ #1 Comic Review

Jonathan Hickman follows up his epic House of X/Powers of X series with a strong opening to Marvel’s Dawn of X relaunch. The X-Men, and mutantkind as a whole, have entered a new era of prosperity and looming threats. Focusing on X-Men captain Cyclops, Hickman’s relaunched X-Men title is a solid follow-up to Hickman’s weekly ...

‘Superman Year One #3’ Comic Review

Frank Miller’s uneven Superman origin story has come to its inevitable uneven conclusion. Superman Year One’s final issue starts out strong because Miller has a good understanding of the main character, but the narrative goes off the rails when Miller tries to tie the series into his larger Dark Knight Universe. Superman Year One #3 ...

‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba’ Anime Review

Guest Review by Jon Garcia Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba follows a boy named Tanjiro Kamado who finds most of his family slaughtered and his sole surviving sister, Nezuko, has been turned into a demon. However, unlike most demons, Nezuko shows that she can subdue her bloodlust and live alongside others. So, with his sister ...

Last Week’s Highlights: ‘Batman #80’ Comic Review

Except for its first chapter, which had lots of pages and very little story, City of Bane has been a captivating read – and the latest installment is no exception. Tom King’s script is largely action oriented, with Batman making quick work of Bane’s brainwashed police force of Gotham hoodlums. After two issues focused on ...

‘The Laundromat’ Film Review

The Laundromat, based on real events, is about a woman named Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep), whose wedding anniversary trip with her husband results in her entering the world of shell corporations, which are connected to a shady law firm in Panama. Despite boasting a wonderful ensemble cast and hilarious dialogue, The Laundromat is far too ...

‘Ad Astra’ Film Review

Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, follows the story of Roy McBride, as he embarks on a journey to find the truth about his father’s –  Dr. Clifford McBride decorated astronaut – experience in space and attempts to help stop the imminent destruction of the solar system and all life as we know it. I’ve seen ...

‘It: Chapter Two’ Film Review

The horror in Derry has come to an end. In Andy Muschietti’s It: Chapter Two, the Losers Club return to their hometown twenty-seven years later to finally defeat the interdimensional demonic clown monster that plagued their youth. It: Chapter Two isn’t quite as enthralling as its predecessor due to a bloated script the resulting overly ...

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