I have a long way to go to finish all of the episodes in Into The Dark Season 1 and I have no doubt that there will be gems among them. However, I feel that the series could do better by reducing the time for each episode to an hour given the materials they are filming. Overall, in terms of cinematic quality, its pretty good. The scripts are also nice, its just that the execution needs to be polished a bit more to focus only on what is important. … Read More Into the Dark Season 1: First Thoughts
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
I often find it difficult to review anthology films like Holidays, which is basically eight short horror stories inspired by eight holidays starting from Valentines’ Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and New Year. This is mainly because shorts aren’t always the best medium to deal with horror as it usually… Read More Holidays: Movie Review