Category: The Twenty-First Century

Aladdin [2019] ★★★

I was 5 years old when my mom took me to see the animated version of “Aladdin” back in 1992. To this day, she still tells the story of how I sat through the whole movie mesmerized by pretty much everything. As the years went by, the movie […]

Brightburn [2019] ★★

Do you ever watch a movie that turns out to be instantly forgettable? Case in point: “Brightburn”, a completely watchable but equally forgettable superhero/horror film from producer James Gunn that never truly reaches its full potential. Damn shame if you ask me, because judging from the trailer, the […]

Wine Country [2019] ★½

What do you get when you bring in Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey to Netflix? A misfire, apparently. I’ve tried to make my peace with the fact that many talented comedians have jumped on Netflix bandwagon, but it isn’t easy, especially when they keep […]

Long Shot [2019] ★★½

Hollywood has given comedies a black eye these past few years, so it’s always refreshing to encounter one that doesn’t fail to entertain. “Long Shot”, directed by Jonathan Levine (if you’ve never seen his terrific movie “50/50”, do it now) and starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron as […]

Dumplin’ [2018] ★★½

You won’t find quotable dialogue here, but if you’re looking for a comedy to keep you entertained for a couple of hours, “Dumplin’” might be the movie for you. Jennifer Aniston plays a former beauty queen who now hosts the yearly Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant in a small […]