Terminator: Dark Fate

From IMDB: “Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.” What I liked: A refreshing take on the Terminator story, bringing entirely new concepts to a franchise that needed the wake-up call. Those new concepts present a timeline that allow the previousContinue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate”

Cobra Kai (SEASON 2)

(Editor’s note: trying a new review format. We’re gonna discuss (and rate) the major categories in which movies and tv shows are made. Tell us what you thought! – Jose) See our review to Season 1 here. From IMDB: “Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny LawrenceContinue reading “Cobra Kai (SEASON 2)”

Cobra Kai

Liked: An awesome reboot/sequel that doesn’t use nostalgia as a crutch, but merely to establish the story. Clever use of segmented flashbacks keeps the audience informed of the franchise’s history, which would help (or even enhance) a new-to-the-franchise viewer. The basic premise is pretty much the same as the first Karate Kid movie, however, theContinue reading “Cobra Kai”

Paddington 2

Charming sequel to a charming first entry. Has less subtext than that first film, but still brings intelligent storytelling. Why do studios feel the need to talk down to children? Or why make family films that resort to meager fart jokes? Are there intelligent fart jokes? In either case, these Paddington films are incredibly refreshingContinue reading “Paddington 2”

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”

Cult of Chucky

Those closest to me know that Chucky is my favorite of all the “movie monsters”. The very first horror movie I ever saw was “Child’s Play 2”, and not only was I hooked on horror since then, but I was also completely enthralled by the exploits of Mr. Charles Lee Ray (Chucky’s real name). OneContinue reading “Cult of Chucky”

War for the Planet of the Apes

Clocks in at 2:20 minutes, which is about 15 minutes longer than my attention span can handle nowadays. Very slowly paced. [spoiler-ish] There’s a funny ape who, even though he moves the story along, is a source of comedy in this, and his character really took me out of the movie. Had they already establishedContinue reading “War for the Planet of the Apes”

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”