Project X

“Project X” was officially released in 2012. (same year 21 Jump Street came out) It received negative reviews from critics. Regardless of poor reception, the movie made enough money at the box office. Project X garnered controversy over teens attempting to replicate the movie’s dangerous scenes. Despite controversy, Project X is considered as a modern […]

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Flashback Review: Madagascar

After “Shrek 2” & “Shark Tale” were released in 2004, DreamWorks Animation worked on their next project about four pampered zoo animals, a self-absorbed lion, a zebra with an existential crisis, a sassy hippo and a neurotic giraffe who are inadvertently stranded on an island, are forced to survive the wilderness. Along the way, they […]

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Raya And The Last Dragon

“Raya and the Last Dragon” was released in 2021 along with “Luca” & “Encanto.” It received positive reviews from critics and movie goers alike. All three are nominated for “Best Animated Film” at the 94th Academy Awards. Before the upcoming awards ceremony airs on March 27, 2022, I wanna share my thoughts on Raya and […]

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Goodfellas

In 1985, crime reporter turned writer Nicolas Pileggi published a non-fiction crime book called, “Wiseguy.” It follows the life and career of Henry Hill juggling his double life as a family man and gangster. Meanwhile, on the set of Tom Cruise & Paul Newman’s film “The Color Of Money,” Martin “Marty” Scorsese read the book […]

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Free Guy

“Free Guy” was released in 2021. It received positive reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Plus, it made enough money at the box office. Recently, a sequel is currently in the works. Shawn Levy (Cheaper By The Dozen, Real Steel, Night At The Museum Trilogy) will produce the fourth and final fifth season of […]

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Peacemaker: Season 1

After “The Suicide Squad” was released in 2021, James “JG” Gunn (one of my all time favorite filmmakers) developed a spin-off series known as “Peacemaker” with John Cena reprising his role. A year later, the show’s first season officially streamed on HBO Max. The first DC Extended Universe (DCEU for short) based series outside the […]

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Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)

In 1991, Japanese video game company Sega, released game titled, “Sonic The Hedgehog on Sega Genesis. The game is about a blue hedgehog with super speed who uses his power to collect rings to prevent Dr. Robotnik from using it for evil. Sonic’s appearance, personality and super speed was influenced by The Flash, Santa Claus, […]

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Airplane!

Remember when spoof movies were organized by talented writers/directors including Mel Brooks, The Zuker Brothers & Jim Abrahams? I’d like to share my thoughts on one of my favorite spoof movies by the latter three that made them a household name is none other than “Airplane!” Airplane! was released in 1980. (same year The Blues […]

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Don’t Look Up

Greetings fellow movie goers from around the globe. 2021 is over, now it’s officially 2022. My first review of the new year is obviously a satirical sci-fi comedy directed by Adam McKay (Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, The Big Short, Vice) titled, “Don’t Look Up.” Don’t Look Up is streaming on Netflix. It received mixed reviews […]

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Home Sweet Home Alone

“Home Sweet Home Alone” is streaming on Disney Plus. It received negative reviews from critics, families and streamers alike. When I first heard Disney Plus is making a follow up to “Home Alone” without Macaulay Culkin, I had a bad feeling this is gonna suck pee pee. As a film critic, I can’t be reluctant, […]

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Moonrise Kingdom

After Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” came out in 2009, his next film is based on his experience as a Boy Scout growing up in Texas and wanted to make a story about young love set in The 60s. What I’m referring to is the premise from “Moonrise Kingdom.” Moonrise Kingdom was released in 2012. […]

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House (1977)

“House” (not the show with Hugh Laurie) was released by Toho in 1977. (same year Judge Dredd made his first appearance in 2000 AD) At the time of its release, the film wasn’t received so well. It made revenue at the Japanese box office. Many years later, film distributor, Janus Films introduced American audiences to […]

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Unpregnant

In 2019, a novel titled, “Unpregnant” published in both digital and physical format. The book is about a seventeen-year-old girl who discovers she’s pregnant. Not willing to become a mother that’ll jeopardize her chance to go to Ivy League College, she decides to go on a cross country road trip to Alburquerque, New Mexico with […]

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Terms Of Endearment

In 1975, novelist/screenwriter the late Marry McMurty (The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, Brokeback Mountain) published a book titled, “Terms Of Endearment.” Eight Years Later, James L. Brooks (The Simpsons, As Good As It Gets) adapted the book into a movie starring Shirley MacLaine, (Warren Beatty’s real life sister) Debra Winger & Jack Nicholson. Terms […]

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Tropic Thunder

During his early career, Ben Stiller worked on Steven Spielberg’s war drama “Empire Of The Sun” playing a soldier. He thought of an idea about actors filming a war movie, but unaware they’re caught in the middle of an actual war. Two Decades Later, Ben expanded his idea with the help of fellow actor/writer Justin […]

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Freaky

Greetings fellow movie goers from around the globe. It’s finally Halloween Month. During October, I’ll be selecting specific horror movies. I’ve chosen a body swap themed horror comedy titled, “Freaky” starring Vince Vaughn & Kathryn Newton. The premise is about a serial killer who uses a magical dagger stabbing a teenage girl which causes them […]

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