Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance & Russell Crowe
Universal Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.”

    —IMDB

Where to start. Okay, so as a fan of the Brendan Fraser Mummy from back in the day, like many I was skeptical. But at the end of the day, I have to appreciate that this film was not a copycat. And it’s still funny. Tom Cruise has proven that he is a very versatile actor, and like many actors, he’s going to have some bad movies under his belt. This certainly isn’t his worst film but it’s not his best either, I’ll admit to that. Was the story the best? Certainly not. I’m going to go ahead and agree with some of the critics who question if the film would have been better had it not been so set on establishing the Dark Universe. Continue reading “Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)”

Laugh out loud humor | Review of ‘Let’s Be Cops’


By: Cynthia Ayala

Let’s Be Cops shows of the comedic talents of Jake Johnson and Damon Waynes Jr. while giving a grounded performance.

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Tuesday Night TV (19 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Genre: Crime comedy Starring: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti & Andre Braugher “Sal’s Pizza”:  That was hilarious. So Andy Samberg is hilarious, I think we all knew this already.  Anyway, so last night Perelta’s favorite pizza joint was burnt down and while it is suspected arson, Brooklyn’s bravest lock down the place keeping out Brooklyn’s finest.  They really don’t like one another and it all eventually leads to a brawl in the streets.  Yeah, that was hilarious.  This show has some of the best comedic writing on television.  Each … Continue reading Tuesday Night TV (19 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews

Tuesday Night TV ( 5 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Genre: Sitcom Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull So Warner and his wife are having some marital difficulties and she needs a creative outlet that takes her to the local play, a play called “A Thousand Kisses”, one that she has been rehearsing with his father.  So I bet you can imagine why this episode was titled “Foul Play”.  It’s a pun!  Sorry, I love puns.  Anyway, a hilarious episode surprisingly, had asweet moment, when Warner realized that he might actually lose his wife, the love of … Continue reading Tuesday Night TV ( 5 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews

Tuesday Night TV (22 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Genre: Sitcom Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull “My Dad’s Hotter than Your Dad”:  Another funny episode.  So last night in an attempt to avoid getting in trouble with Human Resources, Warner hires a very unattractive woman that will repel Eli who goes after every hot assistant there is.  But now his father has gone after the new assistant, in fact both of their father do, but only Eli’s father gets anywhere with the girl which forces Warner to make a very inappropriate scene at the womans … Continue reading Tuesday Night TV (22 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews

Tuesday Night TV (15 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


Genre: Sitcom Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull “Oldfinger”:  Oh my god, that was hysterical.  So last night the guys were trying to prove that they were in better health than their fathers, which surprisingly enough, they weren’t.  I was being a little sarcastic right there.  It was predictable and it was cliché story line, but the way it was written was just down right hilarious and unique that I can overlook that.  I mean doctor died giving Warner a prostate exam with his finger.  Yeah, that was just priceless, … Continue reading Tuesday Night TV (15 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews

Tuesday Night TV (8 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


Genre: Sitcom Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull “Funny Girl”:  I can’t believe people are saying this show isn’t funny.  It’s hysterical and so very wrong.  Anyway, last night both Warner and Eli were having troubles with their parents.  With Warner, his dad had this complete devotion to Wall Street that comes out at the worst time, as he s voicing business men for his sons video game.  But then he hates that fact that the player gets to kill the heartless bastards.  Hey, I am not a business woman … Continue reading Tuesday Night TV (8 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews

Tuesday Night TV (1 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


Genre: Sitcom Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull “Clean on Me”: Last night on Dads, Warner and his wife are in desperate need for help around the house so Eli decides to loan them his lovely maid Edna. But with all the tension she has with Eli’s dad, well she decides to leave him for Warner. Before I begin, many critics have said that is an aggressively humorless show that cracks a lot of racial jokes. I’m Mexican, I’ve cleaned houses and I found last night’s episode hilarious. But that’s … Continue reading Tuesday Night TV (1 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews

Tuesday Night TV (24 Sept 2013) | TV Reviews


Genre: Sitcom Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull Oh my god that was freaking hilarious. In last night’s episode, which you may have missed because it was the series premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Seth Green has not come up with a video game idea for the company, one to put into development before the Christmas holiday. The reason is, he’s not high. This leads to the guys doping up their dads with pot brownies then having a pot-off with their parents. Yeah, that was priceless. This show is … Continue reading Tuesday Night TV (24 Sept 2013) | TV Reviews

Tuesday Night TV (17 Sept 2013) | TV Review


Genre: Sitcom Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull So the show opens up with Eli (Seth Green) and Warner (Giovanni Ribisi) as both of their parents movie in with them, making their lives difficult. Hilarious opening episode to the series created by Seth MacFarlane, but then again, that man sure knows his comedy. Both men have dysfunctional relationships with their fathers. The fathers’ are a pair of cheap men who turn out to be failures in life now having no other choice but to live with their sons. Now it’s … Continue reading Tuesday Night TV (17 Sept 2013) | TV Review