Word of caution, enter The I-Land at your own risk. Don’t be deceived by the trailer.
I was inspired to come up with my own special for Mothers’ Day Week. But because moms are super special, I decided to honor these memorable movie moms in pairs so I can give them the full attention that they deserve. After all, moms are badas*es so we shouldn’t scrimp on the tribute, espcially for these movie mothers who have entertained us tremendously with their performances.
I would have to say kudos to Netflix for funding this type of project to give chances for short film writers and directors to get their work out there for wide distribution. Creators Joshua Donen, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, and Tim Miller did an excellent job running the show. Its exciting to watch these amazing ideas come to life, especially ones that push the envelope and mainstream boundaries. To say that I’m impressed would be an understatement.
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.
All in all, , What Happened to Monday? had a very modern day Soylent Green vibe to it and its villain reminded me of Thanos minus the Infinity Gauntlet. But at the end of the day, its brilliance was hinged on the casting of an effective lead star like Noomi Rapace to serve up the acting and the action in equal heart pounding measure.
All in all, Extinction had a commendable idea to turn the tables on the viewers with an unlikely twist and while overall, the strong cast and concept worked together well enough, it seems as though it was missing something quite essential to catapult the movie to epic proportions. Still, it was a good popcorn movie and an entertaining sci fi film for fans of the genre.
All in all, I was a bigger fan of the idea than the actual Black Mirror special. Judging by Black Mirror standards, it was quite consistent with the thought provoking theme of the series but it didn’t have as much impact as its predecessors. Still, as the first of its kind interactive streaming episode, it was solid enough to spawn a follow up. However, I can’t count myself as a fan of this type of set up just yet because it definitely takes time to get used to. I would have to wait until it grows on me.
All in all, Ready Player One was tons of fun. It had a great cast that gelled well together and it had a very relateable and rootable story that was told properly without being overpowered by the CGI. It had a great core message that can be applied to today’s world, reality is what matters. Word.
All in all, I am not a Robot’s main strength was the strong casting. Despite the overly lengthy dialogues, despite the poor character development and scenes that made no sense, I liked that the cast managed to gel together and pull out performances that made the audience care about what happens to them. It was a good rom com. It delivered on the happy feels and the romance but I wouldn’t go so far as to rank it among my favorites. Not yet at “Yeppo” (Pretty) level for me but it was a solid series. No doubt.
As I’ve said, Stranger Things 2 had a different appeal from the first mainly because the first season established how Eleven became part of the party that destroyed the threat looming over Hawkins. This time around, the series took time to establish relationships of its other characters.
All in all, I think that the original Flatliners was a pretty solid movie but it was limited by the standards of the 90s in terms of storytelling. And because of this, there wasn’t a really great sense of consequence for attempting to toy with life. I think the reboot has a great premise to navigate as audiences are now more open to accepting bolder twists and consequences. It also has the platform to take the original concept to terrors that the original dared not explore. I have great expectations.
All in all, I do not think that its excessive to say that this film was a major downer — lacking in heart, lacking in pizzaz, lacking in everything that would make it extraordinary. It was, at the end of the day, a snoozefest — the kindest description I could think of.
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