Note: this was a SUPER quick lunch break review that I did on my phone right after finishing season 3, so I’m just sharing that screencap because the text perfectly encapsulates my thoughts on it. Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production. He’s on Twitter and Instagram.
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. But that doesn’t mean you can’t turn that thirst for nostalgia into a much more richContinue reading “Ducktales (tv) (2017)”
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”
There will NEVER be a better Spider-Man film than Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2”. You remember that one, right? Tobey Maquire? Alfred Molina as “Doc Ock”? THAT ENDING. THAT DOC OCK CREATION SCENE. THAT ELEVATED TRAIN SEQUENCE? THE HEART AT THE CENTER OF THAT STORY??? That FILM WAS SO PERFECT, the reigning film critics of that era (whoContinue reading “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
It’s great to see my second favorite movie monster, the “Xenomorph” (that’s the name of the actual “alien” for those unfamiliar) again, even if it is for a short time. The orchestral score by Jed Kurzel is very good. And so’s the cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Hey, Guy Pearce! There are a few sequences inContinue reading “Alien: Covenant”
– Is only 15 minutes longer than the first BUT it feels much longer due to their being multiple subplots that slow down the middle of the movie. They eventually get resolved (and resolved greatly) but this one definitely felt longer to me. – Every main character (including some supporting ones from the first movie)Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
The coordination of this scene is IMPECCABLE, and is a masterclass in editing: – Sarah ducking at the last moment. – The slow motion dancing (and MAN I LOVE that song). – The slow motion meeting of eyes with Kyle Reese. – ALL THE SLOW MOTION. – The dance music fading into terror as theContinue reading “The Terminator Tech Noir Shootout”
– Genre mashups are hard to pull off successfully. Action-horror hybrids (like Underworld and the Resident Evils) and action-comedies (like the 21 Jump Street series) are constantly being churned out, but it’s usually just those two. Horror-comedies tend tend to age better, but studios don’t make those very much. This movie is a war-action-horror-comedy &Continue reading “Kong: Skull Island”