Category: Reviews

Tyler Perry's 'Acrimony' Review (2018): A Woman Scorned

Tyler Perry's 'Acrimony' Review (2018): A Woman Scorned
‘Acrimony’ weaves an intricate web of deceit and lies. Director and screenwriter, Tyler Perry is known for making films about fed up, angry black women, ‘you done me wrong’, but at least you already know what you are getting……So you can’t really complain. There is a niche audience for his films and this fact is... Read more »

Ready Player One (2018) Review: A Retro Game-Pop Culture Ride

Ready Player One (2018) Review: A Retro Game-Pop Culture Ride
While talking to a teacher at a Chicagoland area school a few years ago, he recommended the book, ‘Ready Player One’ to me. I immediately went to my local library and requested the audio book. I loved the book, but I also suggest seeing the movie. Compare what you think you know will happen…. and... Read more »

The Leisure Seeker Review (2018): A Comical, Yet Somber Journey

The Leisure Seeker Review (2018):  A Comical, Yet Somber Journey
I found this film to be rather depressing. If this is what I have to look forward to when I get older… I am surely doomed! Although ‘The Leisure Seeker’ points a vivid picture of an elderly couple having their last vacation trip, so many things go wrong. I was cringing the whole way through.... Read more »
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Tomb Raider Review (2018): The New Lara Croft Conquers

Tomb Raider Review (2018): The New Lara Croft Conquers
Lara Croft is not the same of what I remember of the original (Angelina Jolie). Alicia Vikander has some big shoes to fill. I like the fact that she was not trying to be the same character and added her own touch. She was a different Lara that came across well. She maintained a style... Read more »

Peter Rabbit Review (2018): A Funny, Warm and Rascally Tale

Peter Rabbit Review (2018): A Funny, Warm and Rascally Tale
Peter Rabbit is one of my all time favorite characters. This film is based on the characters of the series of ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ first published in 1902 and five more books were emerged between 1904 and 1912. ‘Peter Rabbit’ is about a “rascally, rebel, rabbit”, who is determined to get his way.... Read more »

Wrinkle in Time Review (2018): A Sci-Fi Fantasy for Children and Tweens

Wrinkle in Time Review (2018): A Sci-Fi Fantasy for Children and Tweens
I found that this film was clearly made for children and tween audience with the impact of promoting diversity, while strengthening lost images of girls and children of color. There are some fantastical visual scenes in the film that were memorable and rewarding. I applaud the fact that Disney  was brave enough to take a... Read more »
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The Shape of Water (2017) Review: Best Picture, Director, Production Design & Score

The Shape of Water (2017) Review: Best Picture, Director, Production Design & Score
The ‘Shape of Water’ is a bloody fairy tale that is from the writer/director  Guillermo del Toro. I loved this Cinderella/Beauty and the Beast story. The film was written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. The story evolves when a creature (Doug Jones) is delivered to a laboratory under top secret classification.  A mute cleaning... Read more »

'Death Wish' Dies Hard (2018)

'Death Wish' Dies Hard (2018)
When I watched this film, the first thing I that came to mind was ‘Death Wish'(1974) with Charles Bronson. How dare they remake! Thou shalt not remake if one can help it. As if the first one wasn’t disturbing and traumatic enough. This is NOT ‘Die Hard’ either! By using Bruce Willis as a main... Read more »

Black Panther Review (2018): A Vibrant Utopia of Hope and Vibranium

Black Panther Review (2018): A Vibrant Utopia of Hope and Vibranium
The symbolism and parallelism runs deep throughout the ‘Black Panther’ film. It reveals divisiveness between tribes and obsession with power. However, it also addresses healing, hope, and restoration. In this Marvel Universe, many many years ago, a foreign alien metal called vibranium lands in the Congo region of Africa. A new society was developed into... Read more »
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Review
It is not necessary to see the original Jumanji, but I highly recommend that you see it to get a sense of context. Jumanji is a place where one finds oneself and fights for survival. All of the the strengths, desires, and fears confront the players. I believe Robin Williams would be proud that his... Read more »