Nightflyers: Series Review

All in all,  I think Nightflyers could have fared better as a six episode series or even a movie. There was too much time devoted to a buildup that didn’t really pay off in the end, in a justifiable way at least. There was just too much fluff disguised in cool alien jargon. Unfortunately, these were only distractions from the truth that Nightflyers was a sub-par sci fi series despite the hype that surrounded it. … Read More Nightflyers: Series Review

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The Umbrella Academy: Season 1 Review

In focusing on the style rather than substance, The Umbrella Academy just felt like a bunch of stuff thrown around to present an effort to produce an epic, and edgy superhero series that fans can get behind. Unfortunately, the show remains as a third chair in the genre filled with contenders for first as its crescendo fell way short of a bravo! … Read More The Umbrella Academy: Season 1 Review

Velvet Buzzsaw: Movie Review

All in all, I very much liked Velvet Buzzsaw and thought the ending was an excellent touch to imply a continued horror and also close the chapter for this set of characters who were so blinded by ego that they failed to see the big picture (pun intended). Great performances by the cast across the board and an engaging film about a topic that not all people are familiar about — art and possibly serial killers who live next door. Chills. … Read More Velvet Buzzsaw: Movie Review

#Netflix Kingdom: Korean Series Review

All in all, I would consider Kingdom to be one of Korea’s finest saeguk dramas that can rival the suspense and intensity of HBO’s Game of Thrones. By the first season’s end, it had Battle of Castle Black feels which only fueled one’s desire to see what happens next when the second season opens. Too bad filming will only begin next month and fans will have to wait for another few months before we could binge on another epic season. I for one, could not wait to see if my conspiracy theories are correct. One word for the entire thing — brilliant, even though it ended on a cliffhanger. I could not think of more superlatives for this series. Seriously. … Read More #Netflix Kingdom: Korean Series Review

Abducted in Plain Sight: Documentary Review

Seeing Jan’s haunted expression after she talks extensively about her experience, I have no doubt that the experience will continue to haunt her for the rest of her life. I applaud Jan for becoming a motivational speaker and wanting to help other victims like herself and I wish her that after all she has gone through, she would still find peace and live her best life possible. Though the Brobergs did not handle the situation ideally, I do hope they manage to rebuild the relationships that were broken and move on from this dark time in their family’s life. The fact that they came out and truthfully admitted their faults is a positive step to healing although in this age of social media, I’m sure they will be judged harshly by the public. … Read More Abducted in Plain Sight: Documentary Review

Unbreakable (2000): Movie Review

All in all, Unbreakable would have been good standalone movie should M. Night Shyamalan have decided that he would not pursue the development of a trilogy. Although the title clearly referred to Bruce Willis’ David Dunn, it was just as much as Mr. Glass’ movie as well as his arch-rival’s. While I was a fan of the comic book parallels, I think the coolness quotient of the film plumetted when Shyamalan simply stuck the epilogue on a still shot of Willis and Jackson in the final frames of the movie. However, after seeing Unbreakable, I wonder if the succeeding movies were not just attempts to cash in on the franchise because the message of both Glass and Unbreakble were absolutely identical if not for the addition of Kevin Wendell Crumb’s 23 personalities including one superhuman beast. Just saying. … Read More Unbreakable (2000): Movie Review