Tag: Michael Peña

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ meets the mark, but never blows past it

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ meets the mark, but never blows past it

When I saw “Selma” back in 2014, I knew I had seen something special. Not only did it top the list of my favorite films of the year, it kickstarted my love affair with Ava DuVernay, a director as versatile as she is undeniably talented. When it was announced that her next film would be […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Collateral Beauty’ is some collateral booty

| December 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Collateral Beauty’ is some collateral booty

Tearjerkers aren’t a foreign concept to Will Smith, with other films like “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Seven Pounds” grabbing audiences by their tear ducts and squeezing them for all its worth. While “The Pursuit of Happyness” scored solid reviews, an Oscar nomination for Smith and launched the career of his son, Jaden Smith, “Seven […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ is a masterful complement to a masterful novel

| October 2, 2015 | 3 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ is a masterful complement to a masterful novel

Spring break 2015 involved me driving from Charlotte to Atlanta, back to Charlotte and then back to Durham, a total of 10 hours of driving, which fit perfectly for the new 10-hour audiobook I snagged off of Amazon for the trip, this book being “The Martian.” During this time, 10 hours went by as if […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ is less awful than you might believe

| July 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ is less awful than you might believe

Blockbusters are fun, especially during the summer months, but damn, superhero movies are about to drive me out of my mind. If it weren’t for the spectacular trailer for “Suicide Squad” released recently, I probably wouldn’t have been able to stomach “Ant-Man.” It’s simply become too much for me because I hold a belief that […]

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