Reviews of the top geek movies, tv, and books in the industry.
My Review of "Kate"
Kate is one of Netflix's latest action films to come out in 2021. I was a little at odds with this movie because it looks like another Last Samurai movie. It had white savior written all over it especially since it's story takes place in Japan. The weird thing is that this movie takes itself seriously and is somewhat aware of itself at the same time.
Free Guy - A Movie Review
Don’t have a good day. Have a great day! Free Guy was released to theaters in 2021. Based in the video game world, Guy, a bank teller, learns that he is a background character in a popular game. Becoming the talk amongst the game world, Guy changes the rules and his lifestyle.
‘My Son’ Review—A By-the-Numbers Mystery
Christian Carion co-writes and directs an English-language remake of his 2017 film, Mon garçon. My Son is a mystery thriller about Edmond Murray (James McAvoy), who visits his ex-wife, Joan (Claire Foy), to help find their missing son.
Lifetime Review: 'Perfect High'
At Lakewood High, Amanda Walker (Bella Thorne) has a lot going for her. A shining star on Lakewood's Rhythm Chasers dance team, Amanda is thrilled when she learns that her squad has been invited to an exclusive audition. But this ambitious high schooler's life quickly changes when she injures her knee during a pep rally performance. This attracts the attention of classmate Riley Taft (Daniela Bobadilla), who asks for some of the pain killers Amanda was prescribed. Amanda obliges, and it's a decision that ends up drawing her into Riley's friend circle, which consists of Riley's brother Carson (Israel Broussard) and her boyfriend Nate (Ross Butler).
Nuances of Life: Dissecting Sandra Oh's Netflix Series "The Chair"
Netflix has gone and done it yet again. I just stumbled upon "The Chair" and one can't help but fall in love with its quirky storyline. In fact, I have yet to encounter such a profound plotline in the comedy-drama sphere and its writers certainly delivered on these hard-hitting parameters.
The Old Guard
Introduction There was so much social media frenzy about the movie 'The Old Guard'. It was massive — a lot like the build-up to the ‘Extraction' movie. Not a surprise considering Netflix is not known for doing quiet or small. They tend to go big or go home. I really hoped it would be worth the hype and guess what, it was.
Review of 'The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina'
Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, this is a gorgeously written novel about a family searching for the truth hidden in their past and the power they’ve inherited, from the author of the acclaimed and “giddily exciting” (The New York Times Book Review) Brooklyn Brujas series. The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations. They know better than to ask why the pantry never seems to run low or empty, or why their matriarch won’t ever leave their home in Four Rivers—even for graduations, weddings, or baptisms. But when Orquídea Divina invites them to her funeral and to collect their inheritance, they hope to learn the secrets that she has held onto so tightly their whole lives. Instead, Orquídea is transformed, leaving them with more questions than answers. Seven years later, her gifts have manifested in different ways for Marimar, Rey, and Tatinelly’s daughter, Rhiannon, granting them unexpected blessings. But soon, a hidden figure begins to tear through their family tree, picking them off one by one as it seeks to destroy Orquídea’s line. Determined to save what’s left of their family and uncover the truth behind their inheritance, the four descendants travel to Ecuador—to the place where Orquídea buried her secrets and broken promises and never looked back. Alternating between Orquídea’s past and her descendants’ present, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina is an enchanting novel about what we knowingly and unknowingly inherit from our ancestors, the ties that bind, and reclaiming your power.
My Review of "American Ninja Warrior: Season 13 (2021)"
American Ninja Warrior: Season 13 (2021) is the latest ANW season and boy was it a doozy. There were a number of new faces and tons of familiar faces. That goes the same with all of the obstacles that they placed for our competitors. It was so nice to have this show back with an audience. Little things like this makes me feel a little normal again after this whole pandemic.
Adam, Eve and The Golden Compass
When I think of my favourite fictional fantasy world, the only option that comes to mind is the world (or worlds) of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Why? you might ask. What makes these books so successful that they have had both film and television adaptations and so popular that they have a dedicated army of fans around the world? There's plenty of fantastical imagery in this biblically-inspired series to attract fans of fantasy fiction like myself; angels made of gold dust, flying witches, and even armoured bears. Lush, indulgent descriptions of these creatures and the places they inhabit are bound to draw fans away from even the most celebrated imaginary worlds of modern fantasy fiction (Harry Potter's cloak be damned, Pullman's witches invented invisibility spells.) It is my opinion that the books' success is thanks to the simple idea, why have one fantasy world when you can have many?
‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Review — Outrageously Charming
Michael Showalter directs The Eyes of Tammy Faye, a biographical drama based on a 2000 documentary about the life of famous evangelist and TV personality Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain). The film follows her life as she and her husband, Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield), create a Christian TV program called The PTL Club.
The World of the Wheel of Time
A new world of magic will soon be unveiled to the viewing public, one that avid readers of fantasy have known and loved for decades, and I for one am super stoked to see it brought to the screen! It is the world of the Wheel of Time, a huge land of wonders both beautiful and terrifying, peopled by characters diverse, strong and determined, facing magic that can destroy them utterly.
Faeries, Cats, Iron, and Oaths...
I must admit that I am an avid reader; and as such, it should come as no surprise that I have stumbled across many fantasy-laced novels in my numerous readings.