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Tag: Movie Review

‘Man Proposes, God Disposes’ Film Review

Man Proposes, God Disposes forced me to leave behind the precedence that big blockbuster films have left in my mind. While they are good, I needed to appreciate this in a different way. Daniel Leo gives us a story that we think we’ve seen before, but with a twist. Man Proposes, God Disposes follows a ...

‘Dolittle’ Film Review

Following this film, Hollywood should consider retiring the Doctor Dolittle series. What started as a children books in 1920s has turned into a very profitable property with the Eddie Murphy films the late 90s. Frankly speaking, I didn’t think this franchise would resurface, especially with Robert Downey Jr. at helm, considering the last couple of ...

‘Good Boys’ Film Review

If Superbad is the gold standard for raunchy high school comedies, then Good Boys, in my humble opinion, is the first “coming of age” comedy since the 2007 hit to come close to that level of humor.  Although the film follows the escapades of three middle schoolers, all of the typical high school comedy tropes ...

‘Dark Phoenix’ Film Review

Why? This word perfectly encapsulates my frustration with the existence of this film. Why also happens to be the mantra which I constantly repeated out loud in the near empty theatre forming questions such as: Why was this movie made? Who thought this would be a good idea? Why did Sophie Turner enroll in the Bella Swan school of ...

‘Bumblebee’ Film Review

It was only a matter of time until Paramount’s cash-cow franchise got a standalone and it thankfully veers (for the most part) from the Michael Bay formula and shines above all the prior entries. A rocky start and some static characters build into a fun, light-hearted tale that will put a smile on any movie-goers ...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Film Review

The second chapter in the new Wizarding World franchise takes an eerie yet puzzling turn for the worst as an unnecessary table-setter for future films. Character actions and the plot attempt to mimic the the deep and defined plot structure of past Harry Potter films, but it turns into head scratcher after head scratcher. For a ...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Film Review

The November 1st release date for this movie tells all. Once again, as soon as Halloween passes, Christmas takes a stranglehold of the market for the following couple of months. Walking into an Indigo Book store (or, for you purists out there, a Chapters), the decorations were festive, and the music of Michael Bublé has ...

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ Film Review

Barb is back ladies and gentleman! Okay not really but Shannon Purser is back on Netflix for a brand new film, Sierra Burgess is a Loser. 2018 has had no shortage of young-adult features with films like Love, Simon and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before receiving critical acclaim from critics and fans while ...

‘To All The Boys I Loved Before’ Film Review

Teen Romance films are a very tricky thing to do well. This is largely because there are a series of expected tropes that are frequently used and often lead to a predictable and largely dull movie. They also have to portray what it means to be young, to be a teenager in high-school and devoid ...

‘BlacKKKlansman’ Film Review

Spike Lee's pent up anger uses BlacKKKlansman to show he is not an auteur to be messed with. Similarly to his last film Chi-Raq, we can see the essence of anger and rage frivolously boil in this film. Lacking in the suspense department, the comedy and the seamless blunt approach to every interaction shines greatly ...

‘Ocean’s 8’ Film Review

All female reboots/remakes have become one of the most talked about hot-button issues in Hollywood today. The call for more diversity in film has led to some amazing projects while others (Star Wars pushing for more female representation) has been met with a more mixed reaction. Personally, I would rather women and people of color ...

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Film Review

143. This very special number and its message perfectly summarize the theme and mood of this lovely documentary. 143 is not just the weight of the beloved Fred Rogers (yes, every morning after his leisure swim, Mr. Rogers would weigh himself, and it would read 143 pounds), but it also serves as his and (the ...

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