Disney, Movie Review

Treasure Planet – Movie Review

Grade: B Treasure Planet was released in 2002 and is an animated science fantasy action-adventure known for being one of the last few traditionally animated films produced by Disney. Co-directed by Ron Clements and Jon Musker, the film stars Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Laurie […]

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Movie Review

Shadow – Movie Review

    Grade: A     From the director of Hero and House of Flying Daggers comes Shadow, a 2018 Chinese wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. To achieve victory over a rival kingdom, a general devises an elaborate plan that involves his wife, a lookalike, and two kings.      I’ve meant to see Shadow for the […]

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Best of the best, Movie Review

Drive – Movie Review

Grade: A+     You ever had that film that you remember loving years ago on first viewing, but get worried you inevitably decide to rewatch thinking your initial impressions could be viewed as wearing rose-tinted glasses?     And then you watch it and realize how stupid you were worrying about that in the first place. […]

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Movie Review

Air Force One – Movie Review

Air Force One is a 1997 action political thriller directed by Wolfgang Peterson and starred Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell, and Paul Guilfoyle. When a group of terrorists hijacks Air Force One, it is up to the president to mount a daring rescue to save everyone by retaking his plane.      I […]

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Documentary, Movie Review

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead – Movie Review

    They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead premiered on Netflix back in 2018 and was directed by Morgan Neville. This documentary centered on The Other Side of the Wind’s production, the final unrelated film by Orson Welles. With narration provided by Alam Cumming, Neville weaves the tale of Welles’s final 15 years and the struggle he endured to get […]

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Mortal Kombat, Movie Review

Mortal Kombat Annihilation – Movie Review

    1995’s Mortal Kombat is hardly what I would consider a cinematic masterwork. It’s a one big giant kung-fu cheese-fest with a strange story structure and a fair share of hammy performances. But it was fun. Faithful to the source material for the most part and had some fun action.      Compared to Mortal Kombat Annihilation, […]

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Mortal Kombat, Movie Review

Mortal Kombat (1995) – Movie Review

    MORTAL KOMBAT!    So imagine my shock that I found this movie pretty okay. Certainly imperfect for various reasons, but it’s easily Anderson’s strongest adaptation and arguably his best film. Unlike my experience with Monster Hunter, Mortal Kombat tells a very appropriate story for its universe. Granted, Mortal Kombat as a video game franchise can be […]

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Godzilla, King Kong, Movie Review

Godzilla vs. Kong -Movie Review

     The fourth installment in the Monsterverse sees the long-awaited clash between Godzilla and King Kong in a battle of epic proportions. And what a battle it is. The monster fights are, without a doubt are the star of the film, and what is going to be the first thing people will ask when […]

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Monster Hunter, Movie Review

Monster Hunter – Movie Review

     It’s never fun to discuss something so lackluster about a franchise you hold in your heart.      Monster Hunter is one of my all-time favorite video game series. Bursting with so much charm, an insanely deep combat system, blending fantasy and realism wonderfully, and of course, the monsters. So it’s no shocker that […]

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Movie Review, Worst of the worst

Artemis Fowl – Movie Review

Throughout my time trying to understand how to critique and understand pieces of media such as movies, television shows, video games, and the like, I’ve always tried to approach everything with a reasonable amount of optimism. Usually speaking, nobody actually tries to make something that intentionally fails to appeal to the general audience, even when […]

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