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Blockbuster in the theater, blockbuster at home. Shang-Chi & Kate

As theaters have started to re-open their doors to the public, I let out a sigh of relief; even if the best movies were to be released simultaneously on streaming and theaters, I would still be the person buying a ticket and an ice-cold bottle of water, waiting in line to get in the theater. […]

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Candyman (2021) review

Candyman is directed and co-written by Nia DaCosta (alongside executive producer and co-writer Jordan Peele) and is a re-imagining of the 1992 classic of the same name; it stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris as a couple who delve deeper into the Candyman legend. Anthony (Yahya’s character) is an artist stuck in a rut, […]

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Blockbuster Duos: Reviews of Free Guy and Suicide Squad (2021)

My relationship with blockbuster movies has been pretty mixed, for the most part; while I enjoy a dumb, action movie from time to time, I also understand the difficulty of what it takes to craft something as gigantic as a blockbuster project. However, I simply absorb the experience presented to me and blockbusters usually feel […]

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The 1 to 5 on movies: The Swarm

Lowcost horror This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will […]

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Godzilla Vs Kong review

I was really looking forward to this movie. Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of monsters were two of the dumbest and most entertaining movies of their respective years, and I was ready for Godzilla Vs Kong to follow in those footsteps. It is a really dumb and very fun movie, but compared to the […]

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Fear street trilogy

I have no real affinity towards R.L.Stine’s books; I didn’t grow up with them and I would like to read them at some point, but I wanted to say that upfront because my reason for taking an interest in Fear Street was not the source material. Streaming services are here to stay and as a […]

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Concluding the Saw Saga for now (Jigsaw and Spiral reviews)

The end is only the beginning Saw was never going to end and remain that way; at its lowest point, which was Saw VI, individual titles made six times their budget at least, with the “final” movie making 136 million dollars from a 20 million budget. Only the latest movie, Spiral, made 37 million from […]

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Rewatching and ranking the entire Saw franchise to prepare for Spiral

Want to play a game? The first Saw movie was a surprise hit. The (then) up-and-comers filmmakers took a budget of around a million and brought back an excess of 100 of millions in returns. They went on to do great things with both working on the Insidious franchise, while James Wan making the Conjuring […]

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The Father movie review

The Father is written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his playwright from 2012, and stars Sir Anthony Hopkins; it is about an elder Londoner struggling with dementia. As he struggles with accepting this disease, his daughter Anne informs him of her decision to move away. You don’t need me to tell you this […]

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The 1 to 5 on movies: Prime Time

This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]