Dark, Twisted, Thought-Provoking | Review of ‘Us’

Peele does it again, amazing with a thought-provoking film that with both scare and amaze audiences. Continue reading Dark, Twisted, Thought-Provoking | Review of ‘Us’

A Magical Beautiful Remake | Review of ‘The Jungle Book’

The Jungle Book starring Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley & Idris Elba
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

By Cynthia Ayala

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.


This was such a beautiful film, not just artistically but also because it brought to life the story of Mowgli and they did a fantastic job of recapturing the magic that was in the animated feature while also giving this film its own sort of magic. However, some of that magic transcends the film and the story and creates this breathtaking performance between the actor and the voice actors.
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The Force is Strong with This One | Review of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awaken’

By Cynthia Ayala

Star Wars: The Force Awakens starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega & Adam Driver Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

It’s been thirty years since the fall of the Empire. Now the Galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. But Skywalker is missing and the allies of the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, are beginning to flounder. And when a defector Stormtrooper named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey and her droid that contains a map to find Skywalker. A new hope lies with them, their ability to survive and fight against all the odds and the location of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.

Probably not a very clever title but one that suits this review, this is, after all, the first Star Wars film since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that came out way back in 2005. Wow, I suddenly feel old.

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12 Years a Slave | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Steve McQueen Screenplay by: John Ridley Based on Twelve Years a Slave   by Solomon Northup Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt & Alfre Woodard Based on the true story of Solomon Northup who, in 1841, was a free Negro living with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, … Continue reading 12 Years a Slave | Movie Review