Long-awaited Digimon sequel “Tri” off to a solid start

Last year, Digimon creator Akiyoshi Hongo announced plans to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of his beloved action-adventure anime series. These plans included a PSP game based on the first series (that is actually quite good, if I may say so myself) and, the main event, a continuation to the first two series in the form… Read More Long-awaited Digimon sequel “Tri” off to a solid start

J. J. Abrams revives Star Wars franchise with “The Force Awakens”

This review features some spoilers. If you have not watched The Force Awakens yet, consider yourself warned.  In 1977, director George Lucas made a film that would forever alter the way visual effects were perceived. Star Wars: a New Hope (Episode IV) proved a fruitful forey into sophostocated special effects, one that would set the path… Read More J. J. Abrams revives Star Wars franchise with “The Force Awakens”

“The Scorch Trials”: too many questions, not enough answers

The Gladers return for a second adventure in the sophomore intallment of The Maze Runner series, aptly titled The Scorch Trials. This time around, they must face and escape The Scorch while trying to find clues about the WCKD, the organisation set on capturing them.    Familiar faces make their way back to the screen,… Read More “The Scorch Trials”: too many questions, not enough answers

“The Maze Runner” narrowly escapes the pit of cliché movies

2014 was the year of dystopias. We started the year with Divergent and ended it with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -Part 1. In between, we had The Giver and the subject of this blog post, The Maze Runner.  Directed by Wes Ball, The Mazz Runner presents viewers with a futuristic, mysterious maze where a community… Read More “The Maze Runner” narrowly escapes the pit of cliché movies

Voldemort, dog ears, and elephant pilots in “Jupiter Ascending”

You read right. This movie had so much weird in it, I can’t bring myself to recall every single detail. But here’s something I can ascertain: this film was a disappointing disaster of epic proportions. Brought to us by the Wachowski siblings, the makers of The Matrix trilogy,  Jupiter Ascending is about an everyday caretaker named Jupiter (Mila Kunis),… Read More Voldemort, dog ears, and elephant pilots in “Jupiter Ascending”