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Men In Black International

Men In Black International Review

July 23, 2019

Abbey and Chuck went to a press screening of Men in Black International (MIBI). Rather than do a normal...

Spiderman Far From Home

Spider-Man Far From Home Review

July 23, 2019

Marvels ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (FFH) is an engaging and often hilarious film that resets th...

They say elephants don’t forget but this is not worth remembering

They say elephants don’t forget but this is not worth remembering

April 18, 2019

Admittedly, Disney’s live action renditions of their animated classics have not left a foul taste in m...

Marvel Strikes Gold, Once Again

Alejandro Marroquin, Writer

March 26, 2019

At this point, Marvel can announce a movie based on rocks and they’ll automatically have my money. That’s how much I trust Kevin Feige, producer and creator of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Announced in 2014, Captain Marvel was set to become the very first female led superhero movie, under the Marvel Studios moniker. Uns...

“Aquaman” Gives Redemption To The DC Universe Franchise

January 22, 2019

As a comic book reader, I feel fortunate to live in a time where my favorite characters are being adapted to the big screen. As a lover of quality film making, the DC cinematic universe has left a sour taste in my mouth with “Wonder Woman” being the only exceptional movie they produced. To be honest, the Aquaman character...

Puppy mills deny dogs a good quality of life, an animal rights violation.

Hollywood’s ruff patch with animal rights

February 21, 2017

“A Dog’s Purpose,” is a movie that tells the story of a dog who gets reincarnated as different ...

Nothing civil about this war.

Brother Against Brother: When Heroes Clash

May 25, 2016

Captain America was thrown down an elevator shaft like a human paper ball down a life-sized metal wastebasket. The...

‘How to be Single’ – A Movie Review

Cecilia Hernandez

March 15, 2016

“How to be Single” is by far the best romantic comedy for people craving a realistic outcome. I must confess, I watched the movie mainly because it was released two days before Valentine’s Day.  As a single lady myself I thought, “this movie is made for me!” Within the first few minutes, I recognized that...

Thomas Sharpe and Edith Cushing step into Allerdale Hall, a massive three story set with a working elevator.

Crimson Peak: A Gothic Fantasy

November 3, 2015

From the moment the opening credits roll, it is very clear that you are watching a Guillermo del Toro...

Johnny Depp as Jimmy

Black Mass

September 22, 2015

It’s been hard to watch Johnny Depp since 2003 without seeing Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp’s portrayal...

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Autumn and Adam Pascal.

This Generation’s Rocky Horror

September 22, 2015

Rarely does a sequel outdo its predecessor. The challenges they have to overcome by standing on their...

Wreck it Ralph Doesn’t Need Any Fixing

Greg Adler

November 14, 2012

  Rating - 5 stars One of Disney’s most infamous quotes, “A dream is a wish your heart makes,” has truly been expressed with gamers everywhere who are falling in love with Wreck it Ralph. Wreck it Ralph has a simple premise: Ralph, the anti-hero of an arcade game, gets tired of being bad and decides to leave his game in order to take a shot at being the good guy. Besides having a story with a message (in Disney’s usual fashion) it racks up a high gamers score both with hardcore and casual gamers alike. With continual jokes poking fun at some of the videogame industry’s legendary heroes and villains, vintage and cutting-edge, Wreck it Ralph delivers laughs that insert coins into the humor processor of your brain. The movie provides a journey through video game history highlighting bosses and heroes alike while providing a seamless world that they all call home. The integration of arcade culture and rules provide a nice reflection of gaming culture especially for those who have ever been to a legitimate arcade. Some of the notable characters are Sonic the Hedgehog, Q*Bert, Zombie, and Pac-Man.  The laughs provided by Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Fix-it-Felix (Jack McBrayer) only let up in order to level up in the next round of this arcade-themed flick. And if that comedy army of two wasn’t enough, Jayne Lynch and Sarah Silverman deliver some great one-liners that hit all of the buttons. This is a four actor co-op mission that meets all objectives. Wreck it Ralphracks up bonus points for getting all of its components to gel nicely; story, character development, climax, resolution and subject matter. Simply put, it takes expectations and screams “hadouken” while shooting a fire ball of awesome into the audience. Director Rich Moore is no stranger to animation or “nerdiculture,” having directed 17 episodes of “The Simpsons” as well as 71 episodes of “Futurama.” This is showcased in his respect and integration of so many beloved characters into one story line. With the film’s overwhelming success beating out the box office weekend, it can only be assumed that Disney will be pushing “A” to continue to a sequel before the buzz wears off. With only one “glitch” and plenty of “Easter egg”-like jokes, Wreck it Ralph doesn’t need any fixing and leaves moviegoers and gamers wanting a level two....

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