Review: The Incredibles 2

An incredibly sub-Parr sequel.

by Benjamín Harguindey

When Pixar’s The Incredibles (2004) ended 14 years ago with its family of superheroes springing into action nobody was actually banking on a sequel. The ending was just “here-we-go-again” routine: very much in line with the movie’s cheerfully passé zest, in which your average suburban middle-class nuclear family comprised of dad, mom, two kids and a baby17 goes through the motions of a sitcom in an effort to restrain their hero calling.

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Review: Necronomicón

At the bloopers of madness.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Subtitled “The Book of Hell” for dun dun dun effect, this Argentine attempt at homaging the mythos of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft is so misguided and tone-deaf in its execution that it makes for one embarrassing experience just waiting to be turned into a so-bad-it’s-good cult classic.

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Review: Animal

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Animal (2018) meshes one of Argentina’s most popular narrative themes – bottled-up outrage driving the long-suffering everyman to lash out against an unhelpful system – with one of its most controversial hot buttons, which is the exploitative relationship between social strata. To suggest it goes both ways, as does this movie, is taboo in Argentina.

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Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

When Han met Chewie.

by Benjamín Harguindey

You’re in for a treat if you’ve been dying to find out the exact circumstances in which Han Solo met Chewbacca, won the Milennium Falcon off Lando Calrissian and then made the Kessel Run under 12 parsecs. If that’s the case, Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) has you covered. No sign of Boba Fett yet, and a certain Hutt only gets a passing reference. Gotta leave something for the next Star Wars Story.

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True Detective Season 3 Confirmed… Again

We get the world we deserve… in 2019.

by Benjamín Harguindey

True Detective‘s third season has been confirmed yet again by HBO with some new information, and while there isn’t much more information than it was reported a year ago we’re finally given a plot and a release date.

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Review: Deadpool 2

In which Thanos and Green Lantern duke it out.

by Benjamín Harguindey

To say Deadpool 2 (2018) is a better movie than its 2016 counterpart is faint praise. The original movie, which broke the box office record for an R-rated release, felt less like a feature-length movie (exhausting running time notwithstanding) and more like a demo, a proof of concept. Fox asked, would audiences care for a superhero flick with this kind of offbeat moxie? Audiences voted with their wallet. And so a sequel was Kickstarted. Continue reading “Review: Deadpool 2”

Review: Tully

Cut myself on angel hair and baby’s breath.

by Iñaki Oñate

The lights in the movie theater dimmed down into total obscurity. The first image of the film: it’s nighttime, we see a yellowish desolated street in the wastelands of the American countryside. The semantic elements announce a standard horror flick (as predictable but at the same time as satisfying as a Big Mac).

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