James F. Ewart
I write what's on my mind.
James Reviews: 'Triple Frontier'
With a cast of Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Charlie Hunnam, and Pedro Pascal, all playing former Delta Force ops, the movie screams action movie bravado. What's promised is an action packed heist movie with firefights, chases, and dangerous roadblocks. What follows is a heist movie that focuses more on the getaway, than the steal, and the unraveling of the group.
The Nokomoto Logs
Nobody would think that the creators of a digital coin, that held practically next to no value, would become the most infamous pioneers of the 21st century. What people don't know is that there was a group of individuals who came together to create the first big Bitcoin mine. Their intention was to create a new frontier, and then vanish before anyone could find out who opened the door.
To The 45th President
Dear Mr. Donald J. Trump, Against all odds you did the impossible. Neither holding any prior political office, nor completing any military service, you made it to the highest authority in your nation. A feat that has only been accomplished by a very select few over the 245 years since the country was founded, and the millions who have lived on those lands since. You should be proud of yourself.
Which Movie will win the 2020 Best Picture Oscar?
Film awards season is well underway, and with that comes the inevitable Oscars ceremony, the grand finale to a months' worth of speeches, trophies, and a bumbling MC (unless it's Ricky Gervais). At the end of the road will be the ultimate prize that any North American film hopes to accomplish; the Academy Award for Best Picture. There are nine movies gunning for the accolade, but only one will be crowned the winner, and Twitter will explode over whichever one wins.
2020 at The Box Office
2019 has been another whirlwind. Avengers: Endgame is the highest grossing movie of all time, Dark Phoenix and Terminator: Dark Fate killed their franchise, and Spider-Man: Far From Home became the web-slingers' first billion dollar movie. Sequels such as The LEGO Movie Part 2, IT: Chapter Two, Hobbs and Shaw, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker failed to match their predecessors, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood had the biggest opening of Quentin Tarantino's career, and Joker became the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time and the first to hit $1 billion.
James Reviews: 'Captain Marvel'
If one wants to know how many new superheroes the Marvel Cinematic Universe will introduce, one only has to look at the library of characters Marvel Comics has created. With the recent merging of 20th Century Fox into Disney, it's only a matter of time before the X-Men and the Fantastic Four start showing up. Kevin Feige has also made it clear that the future of the franchise is in space, so what better way to introduce the final frontier with the first hero who can get across the universe and back; Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Despite initial reports, the "controversy" that arose wasn't as black and white as it seemed. Many fans were hoping that Black Widow would be the first female hero to get her solo film, and some found it difficult to separate Brie Larson's political views from the character she was portraying. That aside, this new hero's first solo outing did have potential, but it does wind up being one of the MCU's more forgettable movies.
James Reviews - How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
It's not often that an animated film manages to kick off a trilogy of films that are consistent in quality, and an even larger rarity when Dreamworks' Animation produces something of such caliber. When How To Train Your Dragon came out in 2010, it wowed the entire world and put Dreamworks' back in the fight. Coming out in a time where they were floating by on the success of Shrek series and Disney seemed to dominate the animation industry. With this beautifully animated, epic scored and well written contribution, it got everyone to sit up and pay attention, realizing that this company had more to offer than the adventures of a green ogre. However, all good things mus come to an end, and after a terrific sequel and a few successful TV series, The Hidden World closes out the trilogy, and the entire franchise, on a teary and fantastical note.
James Reviews - 'Alita: Battle Angel'
Anime and manga adaptations have been a tricky subject for Hollywood, and when I say "tricky" I mean "they manage to make it so horrendously awful." However, after 2017s Ghost in the Shell, there are hints that they're learning and getting better at bringing the source material to the screen. With Alita: Battle Angel, it's safe to say that the age of good live-action anime movies may finally be upon us. Sure there's some melodramatic acting and villains that never become three-dimensional characters, but the action is packed with excitement and Rodriguez's style is found all over the place.