Tons of Fun to Watch | Review of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Fun and action-packed, Thor: Ragnarok delivers laughter never before seen in a Thor film, making for an unquestionably delightful film. Continue reading Tons of Fun to Watch | Review of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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A Wondrous Piece of Magic | Review of ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (2016 Film)

By Cynthia Ayala

Pete’s Dragon starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley & Karl Urban
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

    —IMDB

What a wonderful film. It’s no surprise why critics have been praising this film. It has a very sad opening, about a boy who loses his family while in the woods. And who come’s to save him, to be his protector? Elliot the dragon of course, and he’s the perfect dragon.
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Star Trek Has Found Its Way Back | Review of Star Trek Beyond

By Cynthia Ayala

Star Trek Beyond Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba & Sofia Boutella
Paramount Pictures
Image Credit: Screenrant

“The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.”

—IMDB

This movie made me so happy. After Into Darkness I was apprehensive about the Star Trek franchise because Into Darkness lost its way in trying to appeal to both Trekkies and the mass market. It tried too hard to be one classic (The Wrath of Khan) that it ended up being another classic (The Undiscovered Country) but with less of the heart that would have appealed to Star Trek fans because it just missed the mark, it missed the intent of Gene Roddenberry‘s work. Moreover, with this film, when I heard that they were doing reshoots after it initially wrapped up, which usually almost always spells out doom for a movie. However, you wouldn’t know it watching this film, because whatever they had to go and fix, they nailed it, and they brought back what Gene Roddenberry intended, they brought back hope, they brought back peace, and unity, and everything else that Gene Roddenberry intended when he first created Star Trek.
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5 Shows Cancelled To Early that Deserve a Comic Book Continuation

By: Cynthia Ayala

We all have those favorite shows that critics raved about and had action, suspense, the whole shebang. But for some reason, networks cancelled said shows due to “lack of ratings”, regardless of the fan base that was growing and growing. It happened with notable cult classic show Firefly, whose fan base garnered an amazing film, and it happened with Family Guy, whose fan base bought up those DVDs like candy forcing FOX to bring back the show.

Not all shows are that lucky though. Firefly also has a comic book series courtesy of Dark Horse comics, and other shows that have been cancelled that have comic book continuations include Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, & Angel and Faith.

But there are other shows out there that deserve a comic book series to continue where the show unfortunately left off (on a cliffhanger of all things), due to network cancellation.
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Monday Night TV (3 Feb 2014) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Genre: Science-fiction, Crime drama Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor “Unbound”:  Guest starring the wonderful and talented, Gina Carano as   the killer bot XRN, Danika, and John Laroquette as Nigel, the creators of the DRN’s and the XRN.  Would just like to point out, Gina Carano in that corset and tights, yeah, the makings … Continue reading Monday Night TV (3 Feb 2014) | TV Reviews

Monday Night TV (13 Jan 2014) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Genre: Drama, Science-fiction, Crime drama Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor “You Are Here”: Priceless. Absolutely priceless of an episode. This show is amazing. From the very opening sequence of last night’s episode, not only to the writers have you hooked but so does Karl Urban. The episode opens up with him in anger … Continue reading Monday Night TV (13 Jan 2014) | TV Reviews

Monday Night TV (9 Dec 2013) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Genre: Drama, Science-fiction, Crime drama Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor “Blood Brothers”: Another great episode with a lot of humor.  So now we know the creepy factor of the synthetics: they look like Ken Dolls.  I don’t think I will be able to get that image out of my head.  The development between … Continue reading Monday Night TV (9 Dec 2013) | TV Reviews

Monday Night TV (2 Dec 2013) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Genre: Drama, Science-Fiction, Crime drama Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Lili Taylor, Michael Irby “The Bends”: This show is amazing, simply amazing.  Everything about this show really is amazing.  First off is the writing, where they have given these characters so much life.  It’s humorous in regards to character development and dynamic between them.  The bromance between Dorian … Continue reading Monday Night TV (2 Dec 2013) | TV Reviews

Monday Night TV (25 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Genre: Drama, Science-fiction, Crime Drama Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor “Are You Receiving?”:  Another amazing episode!  The bromance thing going on between the man and the android is just amazing.  The pair of them, in not only the show but the actors as well have such dynamic chemistry with one another.  On screen … Continue reading Monday Night TV (25 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews

Monday Night TV (18 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Genre: Drama, Science-fiction, Crime drama Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor “Skin”: “Don’t scan my testicles…ever again.”  The fact that that is a line in the show shows just how great the writing is in this show.  This episode was all about connections, forming connections.  Dorian, played by Michael Ealy, is struggling to fit … Continue reading Monday Night TV (18 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews