Victorious (2010 – 2013) (TV – Full Series)

From IMDb: “Aspiring singer Tori Vega navigates life while attending a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts.” What I like: I first caught a rerun of Victorious in 2014, the year after it had ended. I was in a different phase of my life and trying to shy away from “Hard-R” rated material thatContinue reading “Victorious (2010 – 2013) (TV – Full Series)”

John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)

From IMDb: “John Mulaney and his kid pals tackle existential topics for all ages with catchy songs, comedy sketches and special guests in a nostalgic variety special.” What I liked: When I was a kid, “children’s shows” didn’t talk down to their audience. Shows like Sesame Street, The Electric Company and 3-2-1 Contact (of whichContinue reading “John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)”

Little Shop of Horrors (MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW)

Seymour Krelborn, a former street-kid turned florist, finds a mysterious, weird-looking plant just after a solar eclipse. Seymour also has a crush on his coworker Audrey, but she is in an abusive relationship with a sadistic dentist. Things I liked: I usually never list the effects about anything first, but I’m still in complete andContinue reading “Little Shop of Horrors (MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW)”

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”

Baby Driver

The main story line is heavily cliched, but the dialog is not. The pacing is pretty slow, but then again, I have a TERRIBLE attention span. Felt a little long, with a long-winded ending. It’s great to see REAL cars (not computer graphic cars) doing REAL driving stunts. It’s too bad the quick editing diminishesContinue reading “Baby Driver”

The Jungle Book (2016)

– I’ve never seen (that I can remember) the original animated Jungle Book movie that Disney is remaking with this live-action version. 90% of my exposure to it comes from the 90’s Disney-spinoff-cartoon “Tailspin”, which featured Baloo the bear as a cargo freight pilot and only Shere Khan and King Louie returning. That was aContinue reading “The Jungle Book (2016)”

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

– Never saw the Disney version, seeing as how it came out when I was a 14 year-old boy just wanting to play basketball and video games. – Having said that, people who love that version will probably enjoy this one (so it really shouldn’t matter what I say anyway, but my having my ownContinue reading “Beauty and the Beast (2017)”

The Get Down

-Casting young Black & Hispanic actors (and actors that are mixes of both) is GREAT. Groundbreaking, even. These kids will be getting more and more roles thanks to this. -The music from the era (late 70’s birth of hip-hop & disco) is also GREAT. -Every actor brings their A-game. -It’s nice to see a showContinue reading “The Get Down”