Network

1976 was a big year for movies including “Rocky,” “Taxi Driver,” All The President’s Men,” “The Bad News Bears,” “Logan’s Run,” “The Enforcer,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Marathon Man,” “The Omen” & “Carrie.” One movie in particular is about a news channel exploit an anchor ranting about his terrible life society, they’re only in it […]

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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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Flashback Review: The Lion King (1994)

After “Aladdin” came out in 1992 alongside Quentin Tarantino’s film debut “Reservoir Dogs,” Disney worked on their next big project. That’s right, the big one that arguably defines “The Disney Renaissance” is none other than “The Lion King.” Dating back to 1988, The Lion King was actually in development. At the time, Disney made a […]

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A Woman Under The Influenece

“A Woman Under The Influence” was released in 1974. (same year The Godfather Part II came out) It received unanimous praise from critics and movie goers alike. Besides good reception, it managed to make money at the box office. A Woman Under The Influence became an eligible nominee at The Oscars for “Best Director” (John […]

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Magnolia

After “Boogie Nights” came out in 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson (one of my all-time favorite filmmakers) or PTA for short, commenced development of his next project titled, “Magnolia.” A drama focusing on a wide variety of troubled three-dimensional characters struggling with social problems like a bad childhood, drug addiction, greed, in debt, dying of cancer […]

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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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The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

In 1967, author S.E. Hinton published a book titled, “The Outsiders.” Set in The 60s, a dispute between The Greasers and The Socs goes haywire when a greaser named, Ponyboy Curtis gets beat up, his friend Johnny Cade kills a Soc in self-defense. With no other choice, the pair seek somewhere safe. The novel earned […]

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King Richard

King Richard is currently out in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. It received positive reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Besides praise, It’s making revenue at the box office. I previously listed King Richard as one of my “Top 12 Anticipated Films On HBO Max.” Will Smith’s upcoming film is “Emancipation” directed by […]

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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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Sid And Judy

“Sid And Judy” officially aired in 2019 (same year Avengers: Endgame came out) on Showtime around the same time Renee Zellweger’s “Judy” came out. I received positive reactions from critics and viewers alike. As you may know, Awards Season is ongoing from November to The Oscars airing next year on March. I wanna share my […]

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Flashback Review: The Notebook

In 1996, the year “Independence Day” came out and Zendaya was born, then first time author Nicholas Sparks (Message In A Bottle, A Walk To Remember, Dear John) published a book called, “The Notebook.” The story is about Noah & Allie’s relationship in turmoil, due to the fact they come from different social classes struggling […]

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Eternals

Eternals is currently out in theaters. It received mixed reviews from critics, fans and movie goers. So far, it’s making revenue at the box office. As a Marvel fan, I’ve never read an Eternals comic. For time I heard of them is when Kevin Feige announced Phase 4’s batch of films and shows tied to […]

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Sling Blade

In 1994, then unknown Billy Bob Thornton made a short film titled, “Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade.” The short film is about a man named, Karl Childers who reveals his troubled past about a double murder he committed. Two Years Later, Billy expanded the short into a full fledged independent film under the […]

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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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Splice

Greetings fellow movie goers from around the globe. Halloween Month is nearly over. I’ve been posting selective horror movies during October. Today’s review will mark the final review of October 2021 before Awards Season commence on November to March 2022. I gotta set my priorities straight for upcoming movies that may or may not be […]

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Dune: Part One

In 1965, Frank Herbert published a novel called, “Dune.” The book is about a young man named, Paul Atreides born with special abilities is destined to protect the universe’s priceless resource during an ongoing struggle between his royal family and a dictator who wants full control of it. Dune became a hit spawning sequels, prequels, […]

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Species II

After “Species” came out in 1995, a sequel titled, “Species II” was released in 1998. (same year The Faculty came out) It received negative reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Unlike its predecessor, the sequel bombed at the box office. Two TV sequels aired on The Syfy Channel. As of 2021, there’s no plans […]

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Paranormal Activity

In 2007, Screamfest Horror Film Festival screened a found footage film titled, “Paranormal Activity.” Directed and produced by Oren Peli, it’s about a couple named, Katie & Micah. The former encountered a ghost since childhood. Micah uses a camera to record proof of evidence. As the story progresses, the couple become paranoid. The crowd praised […]

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Flashback Review: Van Helsing (2004)

Hello fellow movie goers from around the globe. It’s Halloween Month. Meaning, I’ll be looking over horror movies during October. Today’s Flashback Review is a crossover with iconic classic “Universal Monsters” including Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein & Jekyll/Hyde as they cross paths with Dracula’s nemesis “Van Helsing.” Thanks to the success of Stephen Sommer’s remake […]

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