The House with a Clock in its Walls: Movie Review

All in all, Eli Roth managed to sate his penchant for blood and gore with pumpkins that spewed out their crushed insides and a decaying evil wizard who had rotten teeth, although it was not as his usual level of horror. Overall, the CGI was good and the magic was there too that would keep children and adults alike entertained for its 1 hour and 45 minute run. Its a good adaptation of the 1973 book by Jonathan Bellairs but I wouldn’t say that this was my favorite kids’ movie. Still, it was a passable one.… Read More The House with a Clock in its Walls: Movie Review

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Creeped Out: Series Review

All in all, I like the feel and flow of Creeped Out. While its not scary enough to keep you awake at night, its a good show for pre-teens and teens because its cool enough to keep them intrested and it has enough substance and style to deliver good standalone stories that gets the kids to think. Check it out on Netflix before the second season comes out next year.  

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#Netflix The Christmas Chronicles: Movie Review

All in all, I love how Christmas-y the entire movie was. It manages to embody everything that people love about the holidays and it even got me tearing up through the corniest and cheesiest of dialogues simply because it taps into audiences’ soft spot for family and love. The elves are super cute, especially Lars and Bjorn who can’t get enough of candy canes. I loved Santa’s Fast and the Furious moment, his hatred for his commercial depictions, his brutal frankness and his musical number and the reveal on who Mrs. Claus was. It was fun and entertaining yet it was funny and dramatic at the same time and that’s a plus and a plus on my book. Personally, I think this could work perfectly as a standalone but I wouldn’t mind sitting through a sequel if Netflix decides to greenlight a follow up movie for next year. Thumbs up to the entire team behind this movie!

PS. By the way, my nephew sat through the entire movie and this is the first time he has completed watching an entire full feature film and remained interested throughout. If that isn’t a shining endorsement, I don’t know what is. Thank you or this gem, Netflix!… Read More #Netflix The Christmas Chronicles: Movie Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie Review

All in all, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the perfect vehicle to jumpstart yet another saga connected to Potterverse. It delivers on adventure, friendship, magic, wonder and possibilities that has been at the core of the franchise all this time. If I haven’t said it enough, Eddie Redmayne was the perfect choice to headline this new series because of his natural charisma and amazing acting skills. But most of all, Fantastic Beasts’ charm lies in its innocence and its effort to introduce the importance of the mythical creatures to the magical realm. … Read More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review

So all in all, the only crime that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald committed was hyping up this film so much when it should have been marketed as a transition film. This is also the reason that this powerhouse cast of talented actors seemed like they had nothing much to do in this installment so they shouldn’t get too much flak for doing what the script says. Could Crimes of Grindelwald have amped up the action, or just fleshed out the story just a bit? It definitely could have found better use of its 134 minute running time. But I feel confident that all this frustration will pay off in the connecting chapter. Fingers crossed, fellow Potterheads. Fingers crossed.… Read More Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review