So everyone seems to be hailing ATOMIC BLONDE as the coming of the female JAMES BOND. Me? I like to think it’s more of the arrival of the female JOHN WICK. Which makes sense since one of JOHN WICK’s directors, David Leitch, helmed this movie.
So ladies and gentlemen, welcome, JANE WICK! Continue reading REVIEW: ‘ATOMIC BLONDE’
Now you should probably know going into this that I’m only vaguely familiar with the books, mainly from spotting early Dave McKean cover art on early releases in the book store, and I’ve never read THE DARK TOWER books as a whole… well, with the exception of a couple volumes of the MARVEL adaptations… but Peter David is definitely no Stephen King. I mainly bought and read them for Jae Lee’s art, which was FANTASTIC! But those readings were a faint memory seeing this movie.
But basically I saw this movie with virgin eyes, and I LOVED IT. Continue reading REVIEW: ‘THE DARK TOWER’
I have to say, VALERIAN was a bit of a disappointment. It’s funny, I used to joke that the hallmark of a bad movie was if the only goof thing you’d have to say about it was how good the visual effects were. And that was definitely the case here.
Now in all fairness, I read some reviews going in. And they all pretty much talked about how the movie was too long, boring, the leads had no chemistry, etc. And, honestly, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, it’s all pretty much true. Continue reading REVIEW: ‘VALERIAN’
Inclusion has been a hot topic in Hollywood lately. Both with gender and ethnicity. Why do I mention that? Well, I hadn’t realized that OKJA was produced, at least in part, by Tilda Swinton, and some of you might remember Margret Cho going on a social media rampage about a conversation (which were actually emails) she had with Tilda over inclusion when she was promoting DOCTOR STRANGE… as for that whole cluster, I’m Team Tilda all the way! And that’s a Korean saying that.
BUT in those emails, Tilda had mentioned that she was producing a movie with Stephen Yeun, and I had NO IDEA “THIS” was that movie!
And in short, OKJA is SO GOOD!
Continue reading REVIEW: OKJA
What can I say? GO SEE IT! Haha.
If you’re fan a Edgar Wright movies, BABY DRIVER does NOT disappoint. And even if you’re not a fan of the director, this is a completely exciting, fun, and a crazy good time at the theatre!
Continue reading Review: BABY DRIVER
Let’s be honest, you’re not gonna wait for anyone’s opinion or recommendation on this movie. Chances are, you’ve already seen it, and if you haven’t, you know you’re not gonna wait for reviews, that shit is already on your calendar.
BUT if you’re still here, well, let me just say that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is FUCKING AWESOME! Continue reading REVIEW: ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2’
Honestly I knew nothing about this movie going in. Well, that’s not entirely true, I knew next to nothing. All I had was a random bit I happened across where you see Anne Hathaway motioning to Jason Sudeikis in the movie to show she’s controlling the monster.
When I saw that, don’t know what it was that sparked, but I was all, “I don’t know what you are, but I must WATCH YOU!”
And I am so glad I did. Because the movie is INCREDIBLE! Continue reading REVIEW: ‘COLOSSAL’, A Movie You Should Definitely See!
So what can I say about THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS? Well, simply, this franchise has jumped the shark. Yea, yea, I know this latest installment has broken all sorts of box-office records… but that doesn’t mean the movie is good.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun… but I don’t know if I’d call it “good”. Continue reading REVIEW: ‘THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS’
So GHOST IN THE SHELL opens this weekend, and I’ll say right off the jump, I wish I had better things to say about it.
GHOST IN THE SHELL has been one of a handful of movies lately that has been under fire for whitewashing in Hollywood. In this case, Asians. But, me, being an Asian-American and a fan of the source material, I ended up being okay with the casting for reasons I mentioned previously on this site. And I have been really looking forward to this movie, especially considering how much of a fan I am of the creator, Masamune Shirow.
But as for the whitewashing, I’ll get into that later.
As for the movie itself? Well, I can best describe it as, “meh”. Continue reading REVIEW: ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL’
So I sit wondering how to start a review for ARRIVAL… see the problem here is that is was such a glorious complex movie, I’m struggling how to go about it without giving you any spoilers.
Well, let’s see if I just dive into this and see what happens… Continue reading REVIEW: ‘ARRIVAL’