Beauty and the Beast: Movie Review

Although at times, it was weird and over the top to see the film executed as a live action because it felt like watching a stage play rather than a movie, director Bill Condon’s film was equal parts visually stunning, engaging and eerily nostalgic because of its attention to the details of the original film…. I still thought the original was better but the live action was a good effort by Disney and it delivered on the hype which is much more than I can say for other attempts to reboot classic franchises.… Read More Beauty and the Beast: Movie Review

Struck By Lightning: Movie Review

All in all, Struck by Lightning offered a witty and entertaining take on high school cliches but also did justice to the darker side that came with it as well. It was honest. It was raw and had characters that had a lot of heart. While they were portrayed as stereotypes, Colfer’s writing added layers to them to make the characters that audiences would connect with. At times, the film was harsh but it made no apologies for it. It was sad and at the same time happy because it delivered a real hard look at reality that resonated with the audience. Rather than go with gimmick, Colfer chose to depict truth. And it still blows my mind that it all came from the mind and heart of someone so young. Bravo!… Read More Struck By Lightning: Movie Review

The Final Girls: Movie Review

While there were many elements of the film I appreciated, I didn’t like the fact that there didn’t seem to be any real sense of danger for the characters. Because there was a formula, it just seemed like a given that almost everybody will have to die for there to be a final girl to end the main villain of the piece.

All in all, The Final Girls was not a bad stab at the horror comedy genre. I felt it lacked that elusive element to make it great but it wasn’t a bad movie per se. Not bad at all. … Read More The Final Girls: Movie Review

Riverdale: Pilot Review

All in all, The CW really pulled all the stops to make Riverdale completely different from what comic book fans expected and it was a gamble that mostly paid off. It generated interest in the new series but also piqued the interest of its new fans to see what the difference with the original material was — and vice versa. Its off to a good start, and by breaking the chains of its connection with its source material, it also liberated itself to tell its story in its own way and the journey promises to be exciting as it is dark. I think though, that its not gonna be for everybody’s taste. … Read More Riverdale: Pilot Review

Santa Clarita Diet: Series Review

All in all, I much enjoyed Santa Clarita Diet. It was hilarious but had its fair share of danger. It was light but it was touching and had in its core the essence of family and friendship. It was very entertaining with a very strong cast that I would very much like to see in a fresh season. Too bad I have to wait another year (at least) to binge watch again. … Read More Santa Clarita Diet: Series Review