Hilarious, Sweet, and Downright Spectacular | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

By Cynthia Ayala

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone & Kurt Russell
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.”


One word: amazing! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 does not disappoint. The film looks at the characters allowing for character growth while also establishing a family unit for the characters. The movie goes back to trace back the origins of Peter/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). But there’s more to this film than just that. It had heart and focuses on the Guardians not just as a group of heroes or friends, but as a family. And that’s one of the things that makes this film so good because everyone focuses on the characters and their dynamics with one another. They care about each other, they fight with one another and for one another. They are a strong unit and the cast and crew make sure that that resonates off the screen.
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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.”


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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Flash Film Review: ‘John Wick’, ‘Nightcrawler’ & ‘Book of Life

Okay so I bet you’re wondering what is going on here.  Well I have fallen way behind in my writing.  I sort of got into a funk with a lot of everything.  I’m still trying to figure out the cover design for my next novel and I’m editing it as well and I’m reading and writing but then I want to be lazy and play Kingdom Hearts.  So I’m just trying to get myself out of this funk that I’m in, so here we are! Continue reading “Flash Film Review: ‘John Wick’, ‘Nightcrawler’ & ‘Book of Life”

Out of this world! | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

By: Cynthia Ayala

One of the highly anticipated films of this year has finally arrived and it does not disappoint.  Guardians of the Galaxy offers laughs and heart that reflect off the well written script and dynamic acting.
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds Glenn Close

By:  Eric Eisenberg Yet another massively talented, award-winning actor has made a deal to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline is now reporting that Glenn Close, who has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, is the latest performer to join the cast of James Gunn’s slowly-growing Guardians of the Galaxy. Calling the part “a major role,” the website says that she will be playing a leadership role (similar to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury) in the intergalactic police organization known as the Nova Corps – which also seems to confirm that the film will indeed include the Nova Corps. Story details … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds Glenn Close

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Directed By: J. J. Abrams Written By: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof Based on: Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry Starring: John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alive Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Peter Weller & Anton Yelchin Captain James T. Kirk has been reprimanded along with his First Commander, Spock for violating the Prime Directive.  But after an attack on Star Command , they are handed back the U.S.S. Enterprise on a mission of revenge that turns into something more, costing a life and revealing the true villain. EPIC! Easily the best … Continue reading Star Trek: Into Darkness

Guardians Of The Galaxy To Add Zoe Saldana As Gamora

By:  Katey Rich Another key element of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has fallen into place, and it’s the addition of an actress who already knows her way around outer space. The Hollywood Reportersays that Zoe Saldana is currently in negotiations to play Gamora, the green-skinned humanoid alien who is the female lead of the upcoming superhero film. Saldana, who’s returning to play Uhura in Star Trek Into Darkness and is on board for theAvatar sequels, would be joining the cast that already includes Chris Pratt as Star-Lord andDave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. James Gunn is on board to direct, and the production ought to be gearing up quickly … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy To Add Zoe Saldana As Gamora

Star Trek Into Darkness Delivers A New Inside Look

By:  Eric Eisenberg This Sunday we will be getting a brand new look at J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness. Paramount has announced that the new sci-fi adventure will be one of the titles getting a big game spot during this year’s Super Bowl…but that’s pretty much all we know. We have no idea what we’ll be seeing in terms of footage, and it’s entirely possible that the notoriously secretive filmmaker could surprise fans with some sort of reveal. We won’t have any answers until this weekend, but to make the wait less painful we at least have this behind … Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness Delivers A New Inside Look

Will The Star Trek Sequel Be Titled Star Trek Into Darkness?

By: : Eric Eisenberg One of the most anticipated movies of next year may have found its title. After months of referring to J.J. Abrams’ next film The Untitled Star Trek Sequel, it seems as though the official name of the project has been revealed and it is: Star Trek Into Darkness. The news of the new title comes from a source over at Coming Soon. While they haven’t been able to officially confirm the information with Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the project, the site points out that both http://www.startrekintodarkness.com and http://www.startrekintodarknessmovie were recently registered on the site Markmonitor, … Continue reading Will The Star Trek Sequel Be Titled Star Trek Into Darkness?

Spock Borrows Some Of Iron Man’s Armor In New Star Trek Sequel Set Photo

If you’ve been following the news today you know that the Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers looks like it will be opening huge. Armed with ridiculous awareness statistics, the movie has a very real chance at beating the opening weekend numbers of The Hunger Games, which, you might remember, currently holds the number three spot for all time opening weekend numbers. Much like how the success of The Dark Knight made people start thinking that dark and gritty is the way to go for all big action movies, perhaps now we can expect some big movies to try and imitate The … Continue reading Spock Borrows Some Of Iron Man’s Armor In New Star Trek Sequel Set Photo