The 1 to 5 on movies: The Lovebirds

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 warrantContinue reading “The 1 to 5 on movies: The Lovebirds”

A couple of great concepts and bad executions: The platform and In the shadow of the moon

A movie’s quality can range from perfect to trash, in my opinion, those two extremes are the most compelling; a perfect movie can change your life, your outlook on certain things, and provide an experience that you won’t forget and will stay with you for the rest of your days; a trash movie can shapeContinue reading “A couple of great concepts and bad executions: The platform and In the shadow of the moon”

The Invisible Man

Traditionally, movies that release in the first months of the year are worrisome because this is usually the time a studio that wants to cut their losses on projects decides to “dump” movies on relatively inactive months and hopefully profit from hungry moviegoers who don’t have anything exciting to see; so, when I saw thatContinue reading “The Invisible Man”

Why I love Jojo rabbit and how irreverent comedies are not dead.

When I left the theater after the Jojo rabbit screening, I couldn’t help but think about several stuff regarding the movie, but one struck me as odd; this quote from Joker director Todd Phillips about “woke” culture destroying comedies for him. I couldn’t stop thinking about it because I kind of agreed with him atContinue reading “Why I love Jojo rabbit and how irreverent comedies are not dead.”

The first 2020 movies of 2020

2019 was a great year for movies and there are so many movies I still want to watch, but before I get to those I have seen a couple 2020 movies I wanted to talk about that wouldn’t normally warrant a full article, so I’m copying myself and doing the same concept for movies thatContinue reading “The first 2020 movies of 2020”

Bad Boys for life is the best Bad Boys movie, but also the least memorable

Michael Bay is, undeniably, one of the most discussed directors of our time; whether it’s because people think he is a hack or how his movies are usually considered trash by critics, but still manage to be multi-million-dollar box-office hits, Bay is a subject of heated discussion amongst film fans. For me, Michael Bay isContinue reading “Bad Boys for life is the best Bad Boys movie, but also the least memorable”

A short review of A Star is born and a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about my one issue with the ending.

A Star is Born is an adaptation of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 versions of the A Star is Born movie. It is directed, co-written and co-starred by Bradley Cooper, but the lead is Lady Gaga as Ally, a young musician helped by Jackson Mein (Bradley Cooper) to find fame, recognition, and her own specialContinue reading “A short review of A Star is born and a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about my one issue with the ending.”

Alita: Battle Angel Review

It seems like every year audiences are treated to big, CGI-heavy productions of fairly obscure properties; last year’s “Ready Player One” was a fun blockbuster that due to the caliber of its director (Steven Spielberg), I found to be kind of underwhelming. This year’s offering, Alita: Battle Angel, is a better movie but suffers fromContinue reading “Alita: Battle Angel Review”