Top Gun

Fresh from producing “Flashdance,” Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean series) read an article from an issue of California about fighter pilots training at The US Navy’s Fighter Weapons School in San Diego. Afterwards, Jerry became fascinated over the subject. He hired writers Jim Cash & Jack Epps Jr. to craft a screenplay. The pair […]

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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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Morbius

After “Venom” came out in 2018, Sony commenced development of their own Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU for short focusing on characters linked to Spider-Man’s rouge gallery and allies starting with “Morbius” with Jared Leto as The Living Vampire. Originally intended for an early 2020 release, the film was delayed several times due to the […]

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Requiem For A Dream

In 1978, the year John Carpenter’s “Halloween” came out, Hubert Shelby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn) published a novel titled, “Requiem for a Dream.” It’s about four individuals who succumb to drug addiction as each of them try to achieve a specific goal. Fresh from his directorial debut “Pi,” Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan) […]

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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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Nobody

“Nobody” was released in 2021. (same year Squid Games streamed on Netflix) It received positive reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Besides good reception, it also made enough money at the box office. As you all probably know, Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as Jimmy “Slippin’ Jimmy” McGill/Saul Goodman one last time in […]

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Bill: On His Own

In 1981, CBS aired a television movie called, “Bill.” Based on a true story, Mickey Rooney plays a mentally handicapped man named, Bill Sackter. He meets a would-be screenwriter named, Barry Morrow. Together, they form a close friendship. The movie earned positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. Mickey Rooney ultimately won a Golden Globe […]

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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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The Batman (2022)

Kevin Conroy once said, “I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman!” Today’s review is Robert “Rob” Pattinson’s Batman. Before we dig deeper, let me explain the backstory of Batman’s latest adventure. In 2014, a year after Ben Affleck was casted as Batman in the DC Extended Universe or DCEU for short, WB […]

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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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Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths

“Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” was released in 2010. (same year Young Justice aired on Cartoon Network) It received positive reviews from critics, fans and viewers alike. Originally planned as a film connected to the “Justice League” series on Cartoon Network, but plans were changed as a straightforward one-off with no elements from the […]

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Gamer’s Review: Injustice 2

After “Injustice: Gods Among Us” came out in 2013, worked on a sequel to the game. “Injustice 2” was released in 2017 (same year Wonder Woman came out) on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It received positive reviews from critics, fans and gamers alike. Besides earning good reviews, the game sold enough copies worldwide. “Injustice […]

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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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Jupiter Ascending

In 2009, during development of a big screen adaptation of the book “Cloud Atlas,” The Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy, V For Vendetta) pitched a potential franchise titled, “Jupiter Ascending” to Warner Bros. (WB for short) influenced by Homer’s “The Odyssey,” “The Wizard Of Oz” & Alice In Wonderland” set in a sci-fi universe. The sibling […]

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The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

“The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” was released in 2021. (same year No Time To Die came out) It received mixed reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Jessica Chastain earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Actress In A Drama.” Unfortunately, Nicole Kidman took home the award for her performance as Lucille Ball in “Being […]

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