Category Archives: Reviews

Revewi: John Wick: Chapter 2 – the boogeyman is back!

John Wick: Chapter 2 continues where the first film left off, with Wick looking to retrieve his car. This film is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. It stars Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo and Ian McShane. After addressing the events of the 2014 film, Wick goes on the run due to a bounty being placed on him. Continue reading

Beyond Meat Burger Review: Hopefully You’ll Give It A Try Too

As a resident of North Los Angeles, it’s impossible to complain about a lack of access to great foods, specifically delicious burgers. There’s just one problem, the traditional meat option for burgers is beef. That’s all well and good until you start reading stuff on the internet that makes you worry if your love comes at a cost greater than the menu price.

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Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – more star warrrrs, nuthin’ but star waaars!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first stand-alone film installment in the epic space opera of Star Wars Anthology series. Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards, written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. It stars; Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, DonnieYen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. 
The plot follows Jyn Erso (Jones), the daughter of the designer of the Death Star, and her quest to retrieve the plans for destroying it. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Strange – paging Doctor Strange…

Doctor Strange is the latest Marvel Studios film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s about the character with the same name. It’s directed by Scott Derrickson, who also wrote the film, along with Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular character, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Doctor Stephen Strange is a brilliant surgeon who learns magic and the mystic arts after a surviving a car accident that ends his career in the medical field. Continue reading

Review: The Nice Guys – I can dig’

The Nice Guys is the latest film directed by Shane Black it’s also written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi. It’s a neo-noir mystery, but also a buddy cop comedy film, leave it to Shane Black to meld these genres together. It stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, and Kim Basinger. It’s about missing girl case that turns into something bigger, it just so happens that a private detective (Gosling) and a muscle for hire (Crowe) stumble upon these nefarious doings. Continue reading

Review: Captain America: Civil War – the real versus movie

Captain America: Civil War is the third installment in the Captain America films, being a direct sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s also the 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s about Cap and Iron Man disagreeing if political intervention should be involved with how the Avengers operate. Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus Stephen McFeely. The movie stars; Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bethany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, Willian Hurt and Daniel Bruhl. This is how you pit superhero against superhero. Continue reading

Review: The Jungle Book – oh oobee doo see this movie

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The Jungle Book is the latest live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling‘s collective works of the same name, and this marks Disney‘s third adaptation. It’s a story of a boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India and his struggle to find his place in the world, amongst the animals of the jungle or with man… Continue reading

Review: Zootopia – Lions and Tigers and Bears… and all the rest

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Zootopia is the latest 3D computer-animated movie from Walt Disney Pictures, and the 55th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. This film is a mixture of things, let’s see if I can sum it up… it’s an underdog story, neo-noir, buddy-comedy, adventure film, that follows the unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a sly hustler of a fox, together they unearth a conspiracy involving missing citizens of the predatory descent. It’s directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and co-directed by Jared Bush. It has a screenplay by Jared Bush and Phil Johnston. The film features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Shakira, and Maurice LaMarche. Continue reading

Review: The Boy and the Beast – Jungle Book… Anime style

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The Boy and the Beast is director Mamoru Hosoda‘s latest film. It’s about a nine year old boy named Ren whose world is unraveled when his mother dies. Hearing no news of his father he decides to run away and suddenly makes his way into the Beast Kingdom.

The good; I absolutely love this premise. This reminds me of the movies in the 80s (The Neverending Story, Flight of the Navigator, Labyrinth, Explorers…), it’s about a child being a fish out of water in a new fantastical world. Continue reading

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Star Wars! nuthin’ but Staar Waars!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally out. This is truly the most anticipated movie of the year. Now that the world has been given ample time to watch this film, here, we, go!
The Force Awakens takes place about thirty years after Luke became a Jedi and the second Death Star was destroyed. Now he’s disappeared and the First Order (what became of the Galactic Empire) and the Resistance (backed by the Republic and led by General Leia) search the galaxy to find him.

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Review: T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot

Let’s admit there are no perfect wireless carriers. I love T-Mobile, but wish I had the coverage of Verizon (especially indoors). It’s getting better though with lower band LTE covering more and more of the country, but T-Mobile still has lots of work to do. Thankfully, you can no longer complain about having poor coverage in the most sacred domain within your life, your home.

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Review: Tablo DVR – Perfect for Cord Cutters Who Want It All

It feels really great when you revisit a pastime that you once enjoyed. For me that’s watching the local news. How else will I know how the weather is affecting people in the community or see people complaining about gas prices? I know it’s old fashion, considering you can always get up to date news on the internet with a few key strokes. Maybe it’s just laziness or the fact that I’m doing a lot more juggling with a newborn that adds to the appeal of watching news on the TV now. It’s also nice to have a TV running for guests who aren’t as entertained by the sight of a host prepping a meal  or dying to watch a sports game. Let’s not forget how out of the loop one can feel when read live tweets an award show without being able to watch it. Continue reading