Film Review: Aladdin
Aladdin (2019) is yet another Disney live action remake trying to cash in on nostalgia from their vast animated library. Following in the footsteps of its animated predecessor is enough, yet it has to match up to such box office juggernauts as the live action versions of Beauty and the Beast, the Jungle Book, and even Alice in Wonderland. Coming off the flop that is Dumbo however, has Disney lost the thread? Or does Aladdin bring the streak back?
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Pokémon Detective Pikachu brings the long running multimedia franchise into live action for the first time. Well, the people anyway; the Pokémon are obviously CG. The result is a surprising good noir thriller that brings the Pokémon dream to life.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is one of the finest Hollywood action films of this decade, second only to Mad Max: Fury Road. Bold words, perhaps, but the sheer intensity, brutality, and frantic pace of the film all combine together to make an entertaining and stylish film.
Avengers: Endgame Review
Well, here it is. The film that concludes the Infinity Saga, the cumulation of 11 years of storytelling and world building, the sequel to the most successful movie of yesteryear, Endgame has finally hit the big screen. And oh boy, does it live up to the hype and deliver the goods.
Film Review: Shazam!
The DCEU may be dead but that hasn’t stopped DC from continuing to churn out films based on their IP. After the wildly successful Aquaman, can they continue the streak with their own Captain Marvel? It turns out the answer is yes; the company that gave us Superman, the Dark Knight and Wonder Woman still has great movies in them.
Captain Marvel Review
The 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has dropped and Carol Danvers makes her on screen debut in Disney’s Captain Marvel. How does it stack up in a supremely crowded franchise with almost two dozen films?
Alita: Battle Angel Review
Alita is that rarest of movies; a western adaptation of a Japanese manga/anime classic. I can count all of those that I know of on one hand: Speed Racer. Ghost in the Shell. Edge of Tomorrow. Dragonball Evolution. All these movies have made the leap from art to film, east to west. Most of them have been abysmal failures. Does Alita then fare any better?
RED VELVET REDMARE IN TORONTO
Wendy came home.
That was the general sentiment on the 18th when Red Velvet had their first show on Canadian soil.
Kingdom Hearts 3 Review
7 years since the last mainline Kingdom Hearts game (3D) and a whopping 13 since the 2nd iteration in the series, Kingdom Hearts 3 released on January 25th in Japan and the 29th for all other regions. The final in the so called “dark seeker saga,” the series has spanned 17 years, over 10 games and just as many platforms. So how did it turn out?
First of all, this review WILL contain spoilers, for past games as well as this one. If you don’t want to be spoiled, the beginning of the review will be spoiler free. Major spoilers will be present however, in the second half.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Nintendo Switch Direct: Impressions
So Nintendo finally gave us more details on their new console after first showing it with that video last year, and what a showing it was.
It all sounded good at first. They showed a price, release date and revealed that the Switch, unlike their other consoles would FINALLY be region free! No longer do you have to buy another version of the same console just to play a game that they weren’t willing to release in the west. The price of $299 USD was a bit high but most people were expecting them to price it at that range. March 3rd as the release day was a shocker as well.I along with most people probably expected middle or late March, not 6 weeks out from the announcement date. All in all though, things were going smoothly.