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Rampage Review (2018): Action-Packed Sci-fi Flick

Rampage Review (2018): Action-Packed Sci-fi Flick
A risky rogue experiment of animal technological evolution goes terribly wrong. The Energyne experiment is completed in space but all the crew on the assignment are killed. The bio-tech company  will stop at nothing to get a hold of the experiment and sell to the highest bidder. Primatologist, Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) is in charge... Read more »

'Lean on Pete' Review (2017): An Emotional Coming of Age Story

'Lean on Pete' Review (2017): An Emotional Coming of Age Story
I knew a little about the story before watching and I was hearing about the buzz. The young teenage actor Charlie Plummer is from ‘All the Money in the World’. I figured this would be a great film… and I was right. A young boy and his horse. What could go wrong? This was one... Read more »

'Just A Friend' Review (2017): Platonic or Not?

'Just A Friend' Review (2017): Platonic or Not?
When the phrase ‘Just a Friend’ is uttered from the lips of entertainment enthusiasts, one thinks of Biz Markie’s platinum award-winning song released in 1989. He really knew what he was talking about! ‘Just a Friend’ is one of the most commonly used terms surrounding men and women in relationships, but it can be interpreted... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »