We may not be in 2002 anymore but the new 'Spider-Man' movie just dominated the box-office and Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have just gotten engaged again so we're close enough. In those twenty years, however, pop culture hasn't really changed all that much, it has only adapted to the ever-changing times. What's interesting though, … Continue reading ‘Turning Red’ Is Certified Pixar Awesome Sauce.
What dawned on me while watching Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' is how we are experiencing a resurgence of proper high-quality blockbusters. Movies like 'Dune', 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' have all left an imprint on both Hollywood and pop culture. They evaded the rushing wave of disremembrance because they provided something … Continue reading ‘The Batman’ Is An Invigorating Explosion Of Style and Substance.
As a genuine outsider to the world of video games, it truly feels like I'm stepping into uncharted territory whenever a new video-game movie comes out. With that said, it's truly exciting getting to explore a new franchise through a whole new medium. Maybe it's just my luck but the adaptations I've seen have only … Continue reading Watching ‘Uncharted’ Despite Never Having Played The Games.
The only tale as old as time shown in Mamoru Hosoda's 'Belle' is that of a film struggling so deeply to find itself and what it's about. For a film that revolves heavily around social media and the line between one's real and virtual self, 'Belle' is a film that feels as though it is … Continue reading ‘Belle’ and Its Beastly Execution.
It's safe to say that we are entering a new phase of the slasher sub-genre as the new 'Scream' was released a couple months after the new 'Halloween' and a month before the new 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. While horror has taken quite the artistic direction in the late 2010s with what is now considered elevated … Continue reading Is ‘SCREAM’ (2022) The Requel We’ve Been Waiting For?
'Hotel Transylvania' isn't the number one result in anyone's mind when the concept of an animated franchise comes to mind. It is by far and away the most ridiculous and surprisingly expansive franchise to ever exist. Does it sell toys? Not at all. Are the movies financially profitable? Weirdly enough, yes but they ended up … Continue reading watching ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ so you don’t have to.
2021 quenched the thirst from the drought of the 2020 movie calendar with movies that reinvigorated our love for cinema, the theatrical experience and through that, the wonders of life. Returning to movie theatres, making wonderful new memories with loved ones and feeling that joyful sense of anticipation for cinematic events, this was the year … Continue reading My Top 10 Movies of 2021.
The iconic web-head has been spinning webs and fighting crime on the big-screen for decades at this point yet through the release of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', it's as if the entire world has fallen in love with this character all over again. Spider-Man's emotional resonance has always defined the character, it's why we love … Continue reading How ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Solidifies Grief As A Crucial Element In Spidey’s Ethos.
To re-enter 'The Matrix', 19 years after the original trilogy ended doesn't sound all that surprising nowadays, considering everything else is getting resurrected. The idea of the legacy sequel sounds superficial, using nostalgia to bait movie-goers to get a nice looking box-office result, that being said, when it works, it works like magic. With 'Star … Continue reading ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’ Review: Neo and Trinity Redux! The Matrix? Not So Much.
Growing up with both the Disney Renaissance and Revival Era of Disney Animation has provided a slew of magical memories and endless inspiration. With every new release, my family and I would go to our local theatre which has sadly closed and spend an afternoon lost in a world of wonder with a deeply moving … Continue reading ‘Encanto’ Beautifully Revives The Magic of Disney.