"Everything I learned, I learned from the movies."

- Audrey Hepburn

Read through my reviews of hit and miss movies that I have had the pleasure (and occasionally, displeasure) of watching. Get that popcorn ready.


my all american

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

If you are one of those people who do a little research about a movie before watching it, try not to do it for this movie because being able to react to surprise is a part of the experience that will make this enjoyable. The movie is about a real-life star football player, Freddie Steinmark, Read more…


Monday, November 2nd, 2015

*I watched an early screening of the movie; therefore many things may have been changed in the final release. Capitalizing on the success of celebrity chef shows, this film follows a headstrong chef working towards a third Michelin star for a renowned restaurant in London. Given Gordon Ramsay’s endorsements, it can be assumed that the Read more…

rambo first blood part ii

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

My lack of focus during this movie may be an indication of how much I enjoyed it compared to the first. While it maintained the same level of heroics, the story didn’t quite grip me in. I do regret not paying full attention though because this was the chance for Rambo to have a romantic Read more…

first blood

Monday, October 12th, 2015

This movie really had me thinking about the treatment of veterans when they return to civilian life. While the movie was exaggerated, it highlighted the lack of help given to soldiers who are dealing with PTSD. I’d even say it was ahead of its time since I feel PTSD has only recently become more apparent Read more…

the transporter refueled

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

My sentiments regarding this movie are equal to the disappointment I felt upon learning Jason Statham was not starring in it. This reboot was needless and underwhelming. While it was entertaining for a mid-week, it was because so many things about it were puzzling and lackadaisical. For one thing, how did a bunch of prostitutes Read more…

mission impossible: rogue nation

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

I am really baffled by the accolades this movie has been getting since its release. While I enjoyed it, I can’t say that it was the best movie of the year in action, drama, or thrill. For me, it was missing semblance of deepness. It simply scratched the surface of entertainment without leaving a solid Read more…


Thursday, July 9th, 2015

If you have seen Lucy, you have seen this movie. The endings and the gender of the main characters are different, but the story is essentially the same. There’s a pill/drug that allows the user to tap into his/her full brain capacity, making them smarter, faster, limitless. However, with great power and ability, come great Read more…

kung fury

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Kudos to the people who helped to fund this over-the-top 80s action movie! Kung Fury was full of puns, 80s references, the Hoff, and so much ridiculousness. It is worth multiple re-watches! Hopefully, the creators will eventually get a full feature release because there’s no doubt that it would be epic! Kung Fury is short Read more…


Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The title, Dope, adequately describes how I feel about the movie. It was like a blast to the past in the present with epic sounds and stellar swag. What truly made the movie exceptional was the reaction of the crowd in the theater. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard laughter provoked by reminiscing Read more…

masters of the universe

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Not a cinematic masterpiece, but to see Dolph Lundgren in a role as a hero sure was fantastic! And appearance-wise, I don’t think anyone else at the time could match the physique of what us kids all imagined He-man would look like if he were real. Despite its weak story, the movie had redeeming factors. Read more…

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