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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Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Disney’s Marvel’s fake-out extravaganza

by Benjamín Harguindey

Presented as the epic conclusion to a decade of “cinematic universe” build-up, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is actually the first half of a two-parter. It’s not that the movie has a somber ending so much as that it has no ending at all. Following the latest in a series of skirmishes with big bad Thanos, the Avengers take a breather and the movie sort of cuts to black – a “To be continued” on par with The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

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Review: Ready Player One (2018)

How do you do, fellow kids?

by Benjamín Harguindey

Cashing in on 80s nostalgia, as you do, Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One (2018) – based on the 2011 hit novel of the same name by Ernest Cline – imagines a a future enveloped in a worldwide virtual reality where everybody’s leading fantasy lives online 24/7 and pop culture is king. So it’s more of a present-day dramatization, really. Let’s get to it.

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‘The Sopranos’ Returns

Don’t stop believing: prequel movie in the works.

by Benjamín Harguindey

In a world where Twin Peaks comes back 25 years after getting cancelled everything is possible, including the return of another television series hallmark such as The Sopranos, which also toted its own infamous puzzler of an ending.

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