Shade Reviews: Scary Stories you tell in the dark 2019

Scary Stories you tell in the Dark 2019 Dir: Andre Ovredal Producer: Guillermo Del Toro Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris etc Based on the popular children’s horror anthologies of the same name, this movie is the best that PG-13 gets folks. I never read these books as a kid but I wish I had as this movie not only unraveled an entire anthology in the background of a plot, the film successfully uses excellent creature designs and effective world building to give you quite a good time. I must say the premise of the movie … Continue reading Shade Reviews: Scary Stories you tell in the dark 2019

Shade reviews: 47 meters down Uncaged 2019

47 Meters Down: Uncaged Dir: Johannes Roberts Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Fox, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone etc Another shark movie and a sequel to the decent 47 Meters down, this movie was good popcorn fodder but doesn’t rise to the heights of shark movie greats like Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, or The Shallows. This movie is a thrilling, fast paced experience with jump scares and it doesn’t really need to be anything else. This is the film debut of Sylvester Stallone’s daughter and also has Jamie Fox’s daughter as the co lead. The film’s story beats are fairly similar … Continue reading Shade reviews: 47 meters down Uncaged 2019

Dynamic action and choreography: John Wick 3: Parabellum Review

Yesterday I saw the third entry in the action movie series John Wick, and I enjoyed it very much. I haven’t seen John Wick 2 but these are the kinds of movies where you can see any and have fun watching them. John Wick 3 is a 2019 movie starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Barry, Lawrence Fishburne, Ian McShane etc. The chief selling point of this movie is how well it choreographs its action scenes and flaunts its big 80’s action movie bona fides. However, the stylish and lethal fights are not something that belongs in any one era and although … Continue reading Dynamic action and choreography: John Wick 3: Parabellum Review

Author’s note

Dear readers, if there are any of you left. I would like to update you on my current to do list in terms of writing projects.   Dias de los Muertos: I am hoping to finish at least two more stories this year and I am sorry for the delay. Phoenix Wright series: I hope to do an in depth review of the Phoenix Wright series. Anime deep dives: I want to talk about what I really value and love about anime that I really enjoy. This will sometimes mean a lot of gushing and sometimes disorganized discussions. I will … Continue reading Author’s note

List of my top 7 MCU Films

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a Hollywood staple since the 2008 success Iron Man starring the incredible Robert Downey Jr. After Endgame finished it felt like the beginning of a new era for Marvel movies and one wonders if the writers can reignite the magic of what I will call the first three phases of the Marvel cinematic Universe, or what I will also call the Infinity saga. I have watched marvel films sinceĀ  the early 2000’s era, in which these films were much more bombastic and silly, (which is great), and I love the variety of stories and … Continue reading List of my top 7 MCU Films

Us movie review

I loved Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out. I admire his ability to write, direct and produce excellent movies that keep me entertained all the way through. I didn’t even know this movie was another one of his until I got to the theater as I hadn’t seen any trailers and was going with a friend. I got really excited when I saw who directed it. I rarely go to see horror movies with friends to the theater because many of my friends don’t really care for it. I really liked this movie. I have to say I wasn’t really … Continue reading Us movie review

Shade Reviews: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Spiderman:into the spiderverse was the best Marvel film released this year. I know that’s a very big claim considering the other titan that is Avengers: Infinity war. However, I teared up, laughed and was charmed by this living comic book of a movie. And that is the best way to describe the vibrant, frenetic, living, breathing, animation of this film. Sony Pictures, who still cling desperately onto the copyright of arguably one of the most valuable superhero franchises out there, had had more misses than hits and more often that not, the best is normally just okay. However, this movie … Continue reading Shade Reviews: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Ghostly Trio: Good Ghost Movies

ZOIKS SCOOOB ITS A GHO GHO GHOOOOOOOOST I love ghosts don’t you like ghosts? Before I start sounding like Jack Fenton and making bad ghost puns, let me just say, these movies are just three I really enjoyed. If you don’t like them, that’s cool. I like movies everyone hates all the time, and that doesn’t take away from how I feel about them. The great thing about all forms of art, is that your own likes and dislikes, are subjective. Now here we go : Insidious(2010) Holy boooooooooooo merang, Batman, this was an enjoyable film. There is something really … Continue reading Ghostly Trio: Good Ghost Movies

Knock Knock: Disappointing Pizza

I am a fan of Eli Roth, and I was looking forward to seeing Knock Knock. I admit as a young man, the attractive females were a part of the reason I wanted to see the film. But that doesn’t mean that I cannot recognize a good film. Eli Roth however, is a hit or miss kind of guy, in my opinion. I really enjoyed Cabin Fever and thought it was easily his best film I’ve seen that he has directed. I even sort of enjoyed Aftershock, as it was tense and a fast moving ride. I don’t hate dark … Continue reading Knock Knock: Disappointing Pizza

Movie Review: Spring (2014)

  Spring Spring is a 2014 horror/ romance movie about a young man who takes a brief sojourn to Italy after the death of his mother and the collapse of his life. During the trip he meets an enchanting young woman and starts a whirlwind romance, but she is more than meets the eye. This movie really stuck with me and I am still smiling when I think about it. The main characters Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Louise(Nadia Hilker) are both likable at some level and their dialogue is quirky and endearing. The movie has many parallels with other … Continue reading Movie Review: Spring (2014)