All Posts By Emilio Giron

‘The Little Prince’ Review

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The Little Prince is about a little girl who discovers a story that teaches her lessons that free her from an oppressive world of mediocrity, and introduces to her a world filled with hope and insights on the importance and beauty of things unseen. Philosophical, I know… But The Little Prince is a loose adaptation of its novel source, which happens to be a critically acclaimed literary masterpiece.  The material is very powerful stuff, and this film does its best to capture a message for both adults and children.

‘Suicide Squad’ Review

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I believe there was a time when the idea of a Suicide Squad (or Taskforce X) film gave me doubt more than anything else. However, I was promptly relieved of such concerns by a spectacular Comic-Con trailer from last year. It was the first in a series of neon soaked trailers that showed so much promise, and dare I say, appeared to be more attractive than Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. That first trailer was perfectly crafted. It was exceptional, and definitely whet the ravenous appetites of comic book fans and audiences alike. It gave Suicide Squad about a year to ride a bullet train of fan anticipation and high hopes. At first look, Suicide Squad appeared to be a dark and gritty action-packed superhero drama, but as August drew closer, the overall theme became distorted by a colorful audience of friendly trailers–which suggested that something changed…

‘Star Trek Beyond’: A Great Summer Blockbuster

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Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness were two awesome sci-fi movies directed by J.J. Abrams (who’s blessed moviegoers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Super 8).  Star Trek Beyond is no longer in his hands, but that doesn’t mean the spectre of his vision is nonexistent.  Star Trek Beyond provides a story with an original villain that allows the franchise to side step the idea of having to follow the path that it rebooted from.  The story here is about the Star Trek Enterprise’s break from its 5-year exploration mission.  The crew lands on a Starfleet base to resupply their ship, but their R&R is cut short when a stranger shows up asking for help.  Heading into an uncharted Nebula, the weary crew of the Enterprise are unaware of the hidden dangers that lie ahead, and how it will force them to come together.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

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Finally, the epic comic book movie our collective childhoods have been waiting for, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, the Batman, the Superman, going one-on-one before our very eyes.  I’ll try to touch on what the movie is about without spoiling anything: Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck, is pissed that Superman’s brawl with ...

‘Deadpool’ Review

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Hi, I’m movie blogger, Emilio Giron, and I’m writing about a modestly budgeted superhero movie titled Deadpool.  It stars reasonably handsome color book enthusiast turned super actor Ryan Reynolds. He plays the movie’s titular character, Deadpool, aka Wade Wilson, Marvel Comic’s “Merc with a Mouth.”  Like most romance movies, this is the usual run-of-the-mill Valentine’s ...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

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Rey (Daisy Ridley), a young girl from a lowly community on desert planet, Jakku, becomes part of a larger world when she rescues a droid carrying highly valued information.  The droid, BB-8, belongs to a high-flying pilot ace, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), who is captured by enemy forces, but is soon aided by Stormtrooper FN-2187. ...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-7K_OjsDCQ   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 continues Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) journey towards a takeover of Panem. At first, she was unsure of her role in the Panem war, but her traumatic experiences in The Hunger Games and the great losses she’s experienced since then appear to have strengthened her resolve.  After recovering from a ...

Spectre Review

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Recent world events have spurred action towards the elimination of MI6 and the double-o program, but James Bond (Daniel Craig) won’t let that stop him from going on one last secret mission.  Bond discovers a super secret cryptic meeting of evildoers, the head of which is cast solely in the shadow of some impressive back-lighting. ...

Black Mass Review

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a9g6mvCGWU Black Mass is a movie about the rise and fall of the notorious Winter Hill Gang leader turned mafioso crime kingpin, James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp).  This true life film takes some liberties with the history of Bulger, but mostly covers his rise to power after establishing his unholy alliance with the FBI.  You didn’t ...

Fantastic Four Review

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A reboot to 2005’s cutesy attempt at a Fantastic Four franchise, Fant4stic Four is Fox Studio’s revitalization of their second Marvel property (after X-Men). There were some notable changes made in an attempt to modernize and differentiate this version of the Fantastic Four from its last films, but it still went ahead and delivered another ...

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