This is a review for Vivo, which you cannot watch on TiVo; it’s a movie from Sony, it’s not about a pony, it’s about a kinkajou, the cutest animal since Pikachu!

You notice how your body is locking up from the cringe that has resulted from my attempt at rapping? That should give you more respect for songwriters and lyricists like Lin Manuel-Miranda, whose talents are the reason why I have no place in the music industry.

Anyways, the newest animated musical comedy has arrived on Netflix. Kirk DeMicco directs Vivo, the second film of the year to feature a…

The 2000s were not kind to late ’80s and ’90s action star Jean-Claude Van Damme. Despite gaining national recognition from films such as Bloodsport and Kickboxer, his career took a turn to direct-to-VOD and limited release films that nobody ever watched.

But he is back in (somewhat) full force in The Last Mercenary, an action-comedy from David Charhon starring Van Damme as a former Secret Service agent who returns to France when his estranged son is falsely accused of arms and drug trafficking by the government.

Van Damme has always been one hell of a star. Whether he’s playing a…

Disney has a new movie out, and for once, it is not a live-action remake of an animated classic. Thank goodness. I’m still wiping the taste of Mulan out of my mouth.

Jungle Cruise is a fantasy adventure film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the man who, in the past decade, has directed four action movies where Liam Neeson growls at people who threaten him. So you could see why Collet-Serra would have wanted to take a step in a different direction.

This film teams up Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the ridiculously muscular wrestler-turned-actor who shows up in every movie these…

M. Night Shyamalan. The man, the myth, the legend. The visionary who brought us films like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable many moons ago has a brand new horror flick in theaters, and there is a lot to say about it.

Old is a science fiction horror film about a group of people who go to a beach where they find that time is suddenly moving differently. Everyone on the beach begins to age rapidly, and they must find a way to escape the beach and figure out how this is happening.

The best word to describe Shyamalan’s career is…

I’m a film critic. That means my job is to tell you that the newest movie based on an action figure is…wait for it…NOT good!

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is a sci-fi action movie directed by Robert Schwentke. The film is a reboot of the G.I. Joe films, both of which were pretty bad, but in a fun way. We don’t have Ray Park as Snake Eyes this time; instead, we have Henry Golding of Crazy Rich Asians fame as the titular hero.

The film follows a mysterious fighter named Snake Eyes who gets recruited into a Japanese ninja…

Film criticism is a wonderful job. You learn a lot about movies that most people would never think twice about; for example, it’s surprisingly difficult to make a good action movie. It is not easy at all.

Tanya Wexler directs Jolt, an action comedy film starring Kate Beckinsale as Lindy, a woman with severe anger issues. She soon meets a man named Justin (Jai Courtney), and they hit it off, but when he is murdered, Lindy goes on a rage-fueled killing spree to avenge his death.

Beckinsale is a talented actress. She has had success in the action genre with…

Do I even want to review this movie? How do you even do that? Is this film the “enjoyable slam dunk” the title of this review offers? Man, I don’t even know.

25 years after the original, we are getting Space Jam: A New Legacy, a standalone sequel to Space Jam, the iconic ’90s film you know as the movie where NBA legend Michael Jordan plays basketball with the Looney Tunes. This movie is directed by Malcolm D. Lee, director of excellent films like Girls Trip and dumpster fires like Scary Movie 5.

Our sequel throws Los Angeles Lakers small…

The secret ingredients to the perfect gunpowder milkshake? Bullets and an ass-kicking Karen Gillan, complete with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Navot Papushado directs Gunpowder Milkshake, an action thriller starring Gillan as Sam, a hitwoman who works for a crime syndicate named The Firm. After a job goes wrong, Sam must protect an 8-year-old girl as she fights off the assassins hired to kill her.

As a species, we evolved to love two things in life: Netflix and action movies. Netflix gives us a reason to chill, and action films give us a reason to cheer. When our…

The pandemic resulted in the delays of many movies we were eagerly anticipating. This July, we are finally getting to see some of those movies, such as Black Widow, Jungle Cruise, and Escape Room: Tournam—hold on, they made a second one?!

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is a horror film directed by Adam Robitel. The film is a sequel to the 2019 movie Escape Room. …

Chris Pratt stars in The Tomorrow War, a science fiction action movie directed by Chris McKay. This film follows a science teacher named Dan Forester (Pratt), who is recruited by time travelers to go to the future and help fight in a war against an alien species wiping out the human population.

I love sci-fi. I love action. You give me a good sci-fi action movie, and I will give you my undying love and respect. Fortunately, McKay has already proven himself to be a talented director with The LEGO Batman Movie, one of my favorite animated films. …

JONATHAN SIM

Film critic. Lover of Pixar, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Back to the Future, and Lord of the Rings. For business inquiries: jonathansim6703@gmail.com

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