Review: Luis Miguel: La Serie (S01)

Don’t blame it on the moonlight, blame it on the good writing.

by Iñaki Oñate

Surprise, surprise. The most successful Latin American Netflix series
to date is not a rip off of Breaking Bad or some drug cartel action-drama
with moustachio’d druglords  and yellowish cinematography. Nope, the biggest hit in the history of Latin American Netflix is a biopic and has pop superstar Luis Miguel as its protagonist: Luis Miguel: La Serie.

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Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Ethan Hunt: The James Bond of the 21st Century?

by Iñaki Oñate

Mission: Impossible – Fallout nails it: Tom Cruise has established one of the best action movie franchises since the Bond films of the 60’s and 70’s.

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Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Small fry.

by Benjamín Harguindey

It’s hard to chase a movie like Avengers: Infinity War (2018) with something like Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), if nothing else because the massive superhero crossover took a franchise ten years in the making and did something relatively bold and novel with it. Of course novelty is short-lived in the realm of comic book status quo, and the boldness feels like a bluff designed to hype up the next movie. Either way there’s not a lot to care for in this Ant-Man (2015) sequel.

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Review: Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom

The dinosaurs are going to disappear.

by Iñaki Oñate

We should’ve paid more attention to Dr. Malcom’s advice. We should’ve stopped the dinos before it was too late. Now we are witnessing the downfall of one the most iconic and successful Hollywood franchises of all time.

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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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