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…

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…

Review: Black Panther (2018)

SPOILERS AHEAD! Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of a little indie movie called Black Panther and how it is such a historic success. And for the most part I totally think the hype is well deserved and here is why: Having seen this movie only yesterday, I don’t think I’ve…

Review: Justice League (2017)

A couple of months back, a three-level shopping mall just opened in our city, and with it came 6 cinemas. And for that I am thrilled because at least it will divide the crowds. Although I have come to realize that the crowds still converge on that other mall because this new one charges a…

Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

I remember a couple of years back when Edgar Wright’s name was first attached to Ant Man, and everybody was excited. But sadly that excitement was short-lived as he went on to leave the film due to “creative differences”. After that, I assumed that Marvel Cinematic Universe operates on some sort of template, a set…

Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD As George R.R. Martin once said, stories in which only the extras die are “such a cheat”. All men must die. Valar Morghulis. This is true. But here’s the deal, deaths should have a purpose, they should make sense to the overall story. The cause of death doesn’t matter, death by meat grinder, death by…

Mini Reviews #6: Okja, To The Bone and Riverdale

Okja (2017)  Okja is a heartwarming tale about a girl and her pet, a genetically-modified super pig. But what keeps this from being your any average pet movie, is that it not only explores the pet and owner bond but tackles a lot of meaty topics as well. (Nope, I will not apologize for that…

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD How many has it been? Five Spider-Mans? (Spider-Men?) Five is quite a number. I mean sure, in terms of quantity, Spider-Man still falls a movie or two short of say, Batman, Superman, and perhaps Wolverine. But five movies later, 3 from Sam Raimi, and 2 from Marc Webb, are more than enough…