REVIEW: Game of Thrones – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

The following is a spoiler-filled review of the second episode of the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Expect spoilers for the episode in the review.

In the second episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, Ser Jaime Lannister (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) confronts the Starks and Daenerys at Winterfell, Bran (played by Isaac Hempstead Wright) reveals his plan, and the North gets ready for battle. Continue reading “REVIEW: Game of Thrones – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms””

Final Predictions for Avengers: Endgame – Special Features #50

By this time next week, I will have seen Avengers: Endgame, the sequel to Infinity War and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a total of three times. At this point in time, the MCU is this generation’s Star Wars. The build-up of hype for Endgame has been unreal. Even teasers with barely any new footage receive millions of views. The film is breaking tons of records already before it’s out in the wild. So, today, I thought I’d release ten predictions for Avengers: Endgame. Continue reading “Final Predictions for Avengers: Endgame – Special Features #50”

REVIEW: The Upside (2019)

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The following is a short review of The Upside — Directed by Neil Burger.

A remake of Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano’s French film, Intouchables, from 2011, Neil Burger’s The Upside follows Dell Scott (played by Kevin Hart), an African-American father on parole, who is hired to be the caregiver of the quadriplegic millionaire Phillip Lacasse (played by Bryan Cranston), who, after having lost his wife, has lost his will to live. Together, they form an — according to this film’s cliched formula — unlikely friendship from which they both learn a lot about life and culture. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Upside (2019)”

REVIEW: The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

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The following is a review of The Curse of La Llorona — Directed by Michael Chaves.

Though the film’s marketing hasn’t done a good enough job of alerting audiences of this, The Curse of La Llorona is the latest film in the Conjuring-film universe made popular by James Wan. Unfortunately, much like the first Annabelle-film and The Nun, this, the third spin-off film in the film series, is another let-down, and, now, there are as many bad films in the connected horror film universe as there are good. Hence, the good no longer outweighs the bad.
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REVIEW: Game of Thrones – “Winterfell”

The following is a spoiler-filled review of the season premiere of the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Expect spoilers for the episode in the review.

In the final season premiere of Game of Thrones, Euron (Pilou Asbæk) returns to King’s Landing with the army of the Golden Company for Cersei (Lena Headey), while Bronn (Jerome Flynn) is given a special job. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), her army, and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) arrive at Winterfell, where the people of the North are distrustful of the woman that their king has bent the knee to. There are more reunions than you probably even needed in the premiere of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Continue reading “REVIEW: Game of Thrones – “Winterfell””

REVIEW: Hellboy (2019)

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The following is a review of Hellboy (2019) — Directed by Neil Marshall.

In 2004 and 2008, Oscar-winning auteur Guillermo del Toro brought us two critically well-received comic book monster movies about Mike Mignola’s Dark Horse Comics creation ‘Hellboy,’ a red Nazi-summoned half-demon that fights for the human race against monsters and other dark forces. Even though del Toro is a beloved figure and his films are still held in high regard, del Toro’s request for a third film was denied. Instead, producers decided that it was time to replace the first two films’ auteur — del Toro, who had a real, recognizable love for his creatures — and its indispensable leading man, Ron Perlman — who was absolutely perfect in the role — in a new reboot of the franchise. Continue reading “REVIEW: Hellboy (2019)”

REVIEW: The Silence (2019)

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The following is a review of The Silence — Directed by John R. Leonetti.

John R. Leonetti’s The Silence — not to be confused with Martin Scorsese’s Silence, which has a similar title, or John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place and Susanne Bier’s Bird Box, both of which have similar plots — follows a family during an apocalyptic event in which prehistoric bat-like creatures have come out of hiding to attack and feast on anything and anyone they hear. Stanley Tucci plays the family father, Miranda Otto his wife, and Kiernan Shipka plays one of his children — a deaf teenager. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Silence (2019)”