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”

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”

T2 Trainspotting

“The world keeps changing… even if you don’t.” – Here’s what hasn’t changed in the 2 decades since I first saw Trainspotting: my crush on Kelly Macdonald and my appreciation for Danny Boyle’s best films (e.g. Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later), and his not-so-great ones like the Beach, Steve Jobs, and Trainspotting 2. – IContinue reading “T2 Trainspotting”