“Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas.” —IMDB
I have loved every single LEGO movie that had come out, and while I admit that the first was so incredibly impressive, the films that have followed have not failed to impress me, and the LEGO Ninjago movie is no exception to that. These films do not try to be more than anything than they are, which is a comedic family friendly, fun, action-packed adventure. Moreover, that is precisely what the film achieves quite perfectly. Continue reading “Action Packed Ninja Fun | Review of ‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’”
“Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.” — IMDB
Fun and zany probably sums it up best. Despicable Me 3. Sure, the original will always be the best because it was original, but the heart isn’t lost from the original. The story expands as the story has the group discover a whole new family member. Turns out Gru has a brother, it’s Dru. Dru has the hair, and money, and a mansion. Talk about sibling rivalries. But he reveals some hidden secrets to the family legacy. Continue reading “80s Fueled Family Fun | Review of ‘Despicable Me 3’”
“Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.”
By far the best Batman movie out there, The Lego Batman Movie is awesome for so many reasons. Focusing on who the character is, in such a playful way, the writers understood what makes Batman such a strong character and a fan favorite character. He’s always had his head up his tushie, and this film uses that element to make the film so funny. But then there are those sadder moments, the moments that reflect on the past and the defining moment that makes Batman who he is. The writers understand Batman better than I’ve seen in such a long time. Then there is that classic dynamic he has with Joker. This film nailed that relationship, that very toxic and twisted relationship, with perfection! Not since The Dark Knight has their relationship been so clearly and wonderfully established to build up this duo that has been the cause of so many iconic comic book moments. Continue reading “Best Batman Movie Ever | Review of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’”
“The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.”
Where should I start? As an animal lover, I adored this movie, and as a filmgoer, I loved it. This movie had a compelling story to it that also didn’t shy away from what it means to be an animal and an animal lover. Pets get lost all the time, their collars break off, they get taken by animal control, or they are just abandoned. This film touches all of this making this a dynamic movie to behold. The best part about that is that it has a lot of heart, it has a lot of strength, and it has a lot of humor in it. This film is an adventure in the eyes of lost dogs and his friends as they try to find him and bring him back home. Continue reading “A Bundle of Love and Laughs | Review of ‘The Secret Life of Pets’”
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Simply adorable. Everyone’s favorite blue tang fish is back in this sequel all about her. Finding Dory is all about Dory and where she came from and how she came to meet up with Marlin and Nemo. Going back Dory’s origins, the audience gets to see Dory as the cutest animated baby in the world. I mean let’s just give the animators here a round of applause for getting some of the smallest details correct, mirroring real fish and lighting and the like, perfectly, but also they created one of the cutest little fish in the world that completely fits with the character. Continue reading “Fun, Heartwarming But Lacking Realism | Review of ‘Finding Dory’”
Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Living large and loving life, Po realizes that he has a lot to learn if he is going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor. After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai, a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.
By: Erren Van Duine Have you ever wondered what Final Fantasy VI would look like in high definition, fully rendered 3D? Well, look no further. In case you missed its debut on the Letter to the Producer Live, Square Enix has captured that “magitek moment” for quick viewing. Set to the iconic melodies of “Tina/Terra’s Theme” from Final Fantasy VI, the trailer shows off the mountable Magitek Armour that players will be able to control. If you look closely, you may be able to see the familiar faces of a green-haired young girl and two soldiers… All things told, it looks … Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV meets Final Fantasy VI in an all new video
By: Erren Van Duine Wondering where Final Fantasy X HD is? You’re not the only one. A fan reached out to Square Enix Europe on Twitter for an explanation following the game’s absence since its reveal in 2011. “The world will get answers soon, we promise,” came the reply from the community team. While nothing too concrete, it’s good to see them at least acknowledge the title’s existence. The same account also commented on Final Fantasy Versus XIII earlier in the week, reconfirming that the game is “still currently in development” and that there are “no dates to announce at this time, but … Continue reading Square Enix Europe: The world will get answers on Final Fantasy X HD soon
By: Eric Eisenberg One of my favorite scenes in Doug Liman’s 1999 dark comedy Go (a movie that I highly recommend) features characters played by Timothy Olyphant and Katie Holmes sitting together in a diner and having a friendly conversation about the daily funnies. Olyphant begins to talk about his hatred for the comic strip The Family Circus, saying, “You sit down and read your paper, and you’re enjoying your entire two-page comics spread. Right? And then there’s the Family fucking Circus, bottom right-hand corner, just waiting to suck.” While I like the scene for many reasons, the chief among … Continue reading The Family Circus Movie Moves Forward With A Pair Of Writers