The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 1

From IMDB: “The travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.” What I liked: The show introduces us to a brand new, mysterious lead character, played by Narcos’ Pedro Pascal. He speaks very little in this episode, adding to the mystery. The musicContinue reading “The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 1”

Spider-Man: Far From Home (NON-SPOILERS REVIEW)

Alright, let’s do this one last time: my name is Jose Zuazua. I was smitten by a fictional-guy who was bitten by a radio-active spider, and since my pre-k years, I have loved the one, the only…Spider-Man. I’m pretty sure you know the rest; I grew up, studied movies, had a kid, worked in movies,Continue reading “Spider-Man: Far From Home (NON-SPOILERS REVIEW)”

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Liked: It treated outer space as if it was the ocean instead, complete with murkiness and a giant sea monster. The Empire propaganda film with Darth Vader’s Imperial March playing in the background. Lando. Lando’s droid partner L3-37. The look of the iconic Millennium Falcon and it’s evolution. Some shots and camera angles are prettyContinue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

What I Liked: A female person of color in the lead role, along with her interracial family. A female person of color in the director’s chair. What I Disliked: The beginning of the movie moves too quick, not allowing us to truly visually understand what is happening and why. Characters (and the audience) are toldContinue reading “A Wrinkle in Time (2018)”

Star Wars: the Last Jedi

It’s LONG. There’s a particular sequence that I feel definitely slows down the movie. Multiple story arcs happening at the same time bog the whole thing down a bit. It’s the most artistically shot Star Wars movie that’s ever been made. #Cinema101 Rogue One had some impressive space-battle sequences, but the ones here destroy themContinue reading “Star Wars: the Last Jedi”

Coco

An production that is completely heartfelt and respectful to Mexican traditions, culture & music. Engaging story about remembering our past heritage and enriching our legacies. That “Papel Picado” (Cut Paper) sequence at the beginning was marvelous. Great seeing the tributes to past Mexican icons. I think I’ll buy the soundtrack. Reminds me of how muchContinue reading “Coco”

Ducktales (tv) (2017)

First things first: I haven’t watched the original “Ducktales” cartoon in DECADES. Sometimes, things like movies, cartoons and music don’t hold up to our cynical adult views, and it’s best to leave them in the past with our youthful innocence.┬áBut that doesn’t mean you can’t turn that thirst for nostalgia into a much more richContinue reading “Ducktales (tv) (2017)”

Cars 3

The first Cars movie came out when my Daughter was two, and it was the first movie I took her to see in the theater; so there’s an emotional connection to this series that she’s grown up with, from her (obviously) to me watching her grow with it. There’s a tradition with the three CarsContinue reading “Cars 3”