TV Review: The Umbrella Academy (2019-)

The moment I saw the trailer for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, I knew this was made for me. As much as I love the good ‘ol standard caped crusader fare with their shiny suits, unerring sense of justice and Messianic Complex, I have always had a soft spot for misfits, oddballs and anti-hero superheroes. And…

TV Review: Titans (2018 -)

My first introduction to the Teen Titans was the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name released during the year 2003. A couple of years back, my niece and nephew told me about how they were loving Teen Titans. And I thought great! I loved that show! But it turned out, it was not…

Review: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018)

Whilst standing in line for a ticket, I heard someone near the poster area ask: “A Spiderman cartoon?” “Why is there a Spiderman cartoon?” Why indeed? There have been 7 (and counting) big screen Spidermans in our lifetime. Do we really need another?  The Bad News: At one point in Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, my sister…

TV Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

Plot: Sabrina Spellman must reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. (See Wikipedia) The Bad News: One of the main plot points in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is how she is split down the middle. One foot in the…

Review: Venom (2018)

Venom (2018) gives us Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) an investigative reporter who sets out to expose Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), a genius slash megalomaniac, genetic corporation magnate; and his unethical experiments involving alien “symbiotes” and humans. While snooping around Drake’s lab, an accident resulted in Eddie being taken over by “Venom”, one of the…

Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

Last Sunday, everybody in my city seemed to have trooped en masse to watch Wonder Woman. We were able to catch the earliest and first showing, and so the crowd wasn’t as big. But when we got out of the cinema the people waiting to get in for the second showing snaked for miles. And I…

Review: Suicide Squad (2016)

SPOILERS AHEAD! You know who’s a better squad than the Suicide Squad? The Warner Bros. Marketing Team. At least their marketing plan doesn’t have holes in them. They created so much early buzz that came theatrical release, despite the less than favorable critic reviews, the movie is pretty much killing in the box office. They…