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Thankfully Light and Fun | Review of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’


Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei & Robert Downey Jr.
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Image Credit: IMDB

“Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.” —IMDB

It took forever to see this movie. You may think that since I work at the theater, I get to see the movies, but that is not the case. I do not get to see the movies when I am working, and after a hard-long weekend, the last thing on my mind is going to the movies. So just keep that in mind the next time you ask the person selling you the tickets if they have seen the movie yet. Continue reading Thankfully Light and Fun | Review of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

A Hilarious Next Generation Film | Review of ‘Vacation’


By Cynthia Ayala

‘Vacation’ starring Ed Helms & Christina Applegate
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rusty Griswold, the youngest child from 1983’s National Lampoon’s Vacation is all grown up with a family of his own and fond childhood memories of a certain family road trip to Walley World, “America’s Favorite Family Fun Park.” Like his father, Clark, Rusty wants to forge closer bonds with his own family – wife Debbie and boys James and Kevin – so he buys a souped-up Albanian van and convinces them to set off on their own crazy cross-country jaunt to Walley World.

—Erin Demers, Rovi

Fans of the original never fear, Vacation had all the wit and charm of the originals and was pure hilarity.
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Monday Night TV (4 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

image Genre: Crime procedural, Comedy-drama

Starring: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, T. J. Thyne, Jonathan Adams, Tamara Taylor & John Francis Daley

“The Nazi on the Honeymoon”: That was certainly amusing, and quite unexpected.  So Brennan and Booth are on their honeymoon in Buenos Aires, but while Booth can take a breath and do nothing, Bones finds herself unable to do such.  So they take a trip down to the morgue, for Bones so that she can see the excavation project and low and behold, they find themselves thrown into the midst of a murder mystery.  That is how they spend their honeymoon, a part from one another, and they are perfectly okay with it.  This is what made them fall in love after all.  So other than that it was a hilarious episode because every one there seems to have read Bone’s novels and they all love Booth’s character and Booth himself.  So he feels super special and like a celebrity.  It was a hilarious episode over all, aside from the murder that is, but it was a Nazi, a cruel one, so one can find the lack of sympathy understandable.  Still a charming show.  Mondays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Horror

Starring: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho, Clancy Brown & Lyndie Greenwood

“The Sin Eater”:  YES!  I have waited three weeks for a new episode.  Three freaking weeks and let me say, it was so worth it.  In last night’s episode, the free masons, the descendants of those who were Crane’s brothers, kidnapped Ichabod Crane. He was kidnapped to determine if he truly was the true Ichabod Crane, leading the show to recount the sin that marks his soul, thus making his tie to the Headless Horseman stronger.  My god, that was an intense episode and I surely loved it.  It was awesome, simply awesome.  It was a historical episode that showed us more of Crane’s past, including how he met Katrina Van Tassel.  This show is a wonderful twist on the story that has been told again and again.  The story telling and the action make it unique and a thrill ride.  Everything about this show is awesome.  Mondays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Crime drama

Starring: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Ilfenesh Hadera, Parminder Nagra & Harry Lennix

“Frederick Barnes”: James Spader is awesome.  That should sum up the show perfectly but it doesn’t.  The writing and direction of the show was great.  More has been revealed in this show, a small glimpse into the past of Reddington.  I wonder though, is Lizzie really his daughter.  The thought of their connection seems too obvious making it seem as though it were too good to be true.  I mean, what is really going on with the pair of them, what is their connection.  Beside the action in this show, the chases, the mystery of Reddington’s connection with Lizzie is by far the most gripping part of this show.  That mystery is just written so well, it’s subtle and intriguing and simply sucks you in.  Who doesn’t like a good mystery behind a solid story?  Mondays @ 10PM (EST) on NBC.

Monday Night TV (21 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

image Genre: Crime procedural, Comedy-drama

Starring: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, T. J. Thyne, Jonathan Adams, Tamara Taylor & John Francis Daley

“The Woman in White”:  They finally got married!  I haven’t really been watching this show because Polant, yeah I could not stand him as a villain, and the actor did not bring any charisma to his character.  But that’s beside the point.  I had to tune in because they were finally getting married!  So that was a great episode.  First there’s a murder, but this is Bones, there is always a murder.  Except now everyone is worried that the wedding is not going to take place so they are all taking bets as to how long it will take before Bones calls off the wedding to solve thecase.  But together they call in all the interns and they solve the crime, for once without Bones!  And Angela plans the most remarkable spontaneous wedding with all the works.  It was beautiful and it has made the show come full circle, from the first time they were together to the time when they really knew they meant a lot to one another.  It was a hilarious episode and really well done.  They’re finally married!  And about damn time too.  Mondays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Crime drama

Starring: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Ilfenesh Hadera, Parminder Nagra & Harry Lennix

“The Courier”:  Ah!  He knows she knows!  Her husband knows that she found his secret stuff!  But the important part is that he wants to talk about it with her.  So that’s a step in the right direction.  This show has amazing writing.  In each episode and in this one especially, there seems to be a plot twist that is completely unexpected!  Each plot twist is thrown from left field, it is unexpected and plausible at the same time.  The writing in this show is spectacular.  Each episode is gripping and sucks you in until the very end.  There is no way one could pull away from the amazing writing and the amazing acting.  James Spader and Megan Boone make a dynamic team.  This is the best new drama this fall.  Mondays @ 10PM (EST) on NBC.

Monday Night TV (21 Jan 2013)


BonesSweet’s is an amazing character and the actor (John Francis Daley) is amazing.  The way he says all his psychological terms and analysis are amazing, I mean I believe, sometimes, that he really is a psychologist because the actor is just very good at what he does.  Hodgins (played by T. J. Thyne) was losing it in this episode.  Consider the circumstances I find it understandable and we got to see a brutal side to him, elevating his characterization.  The way T. J. Thyne acted with his eyes bugging out and his voice rising and stern, and his body moving relentlessly with the urgency of someone in danger was very good.  It was just a very well done episode with over all god plot development.  However, in regards to the villain, I don’t find him interesting at all, in fact I kind of hate him.  He does not have an interesting back story and he really isn’t that great of a villain to have the all mighty attitude that he carries.  The actor portrays to charisma and I find him intolerable to watch.  All in all, even though the story was interesting, the villain has no substance to suck me into the story.  Mondays @ 8PM EST on FOX.

The FollowingOh my god, this was such a riveting, suspenseful and gut wrenching show.  I absolutely loved it.  The opening alone was great, it was structured well and with camera work and lighting, along with the choice of music, I was sucked into the darkness that inhabits this show.  Joe Carroll (played by James Purefoy) was amazing, I mean he had charisma and that smile was so sinister as the same as it was sensual, which fits his character considering he loves the way he kills and thinks it’s beauty, art, his passion and his love.  I especially loved that Carroll’s inspiration was none other than Edger Allen Poe.  That was beautiful comparison to the works of Edgar Allen Poe.  The heartbeat noises in the background I also thought was a brilliant addition because it was a clear connection to The Tell-Tale Heart. Masterfully structured episode and I loved the plot line.  And that ending, I did not see that coming, it blew me off my feet and caught be absolutely off guard.  Such a great show.  Mondays @ 9PM EST on FOX.