Eddie Pasa
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Halloween Kills : Movie Review
October 19th, 2021 in Media > Movies

Halloween Kills works best with a repeat viewing. Firstly, to watch it expecting the sudden shocks of relentless gore and violence; second, to focus on what director/co-writer David Gordon Green is giving us with this entry in his Halloween trilogy. While still obviously a slasher movie, there’s something else going on here about the cycle of violence and […]

No Time To Die : Review
October 8th, 2021 in Media > Movies

Not counting the non-Eon production Never Say Never Again, Daniel Craig is the longest-tenured James Bond at 15 years (which would have been 14 had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic). With each of the five films in this era, we experienced a fresh take on the character, largely devoid of the pithy one-liners delivered […]

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings : Review
September 3rd, 2021 in Media > Movies

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduces West to East, an incomparable marriage between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and grand Hong Kong sword-and-sorcery period action epics where honor, loyalty, and love are prized above all else. In color, form, and tone, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings emulates some of the best […]

The Suicide Squad : Review
August 5th, 2021 in Media > Movies

The tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) hits like a sledgehammer wrapped in whoopee cushions and slathered in KY Jelly. Writer/director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is everything you hoped it would be – fast, loose, funny, and absolutely gory – with the bonus of not taking itself seriously. All of the DCEU films to […]

Jungle Cruise : Review
July 30th, 2021 in Media > Movies

Right away, Jungle Cruise throws you off with an altered Magic Kingdom logo underscored with a repeated E-G-B-E-B-G note sequence which suddenly becomes all too familiar once more instrumentation is added. Then you find yourself wondering, “What the hell is Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ doing as the musical score of a Disney flick?!” Everything about Jungle Cruise is aimed at discombobulation […]

Black Widow : Review
July 8th, 2021 in Media > Movies

It’s odd. Black Widow has been chosen to kick off Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it easily outclasses its predecessors by retaining its humanity while bearing more excitement than any of its predecessors. Seriously, this film is balls-to-the-wall action through and through, and it’s got a perfect mix of everything – stellar fights, excellent […]

F9 : The Fast Saga – Review
June 23rd, 2021 in Media > Movies

There’s not a lot that The Fast Saga (the official series title according to F9‘s posters) can possibly do to go for broke anymore. Let’s see – they’ve raced cars against cars, planes, a tank, a submarine, and countless military and terrorist vehicles. The Toretto gang has hand-picked new family members from all over the globe, sometimes […]

In the Heights : Movie Review
June 11th, 2021 in Media > Movies

The filmed version of In the Heights is an amped up, in-your-face, vibrant celebration of life. From the eye-popping choreography by Christopher Scott to the vivid photography by Alice Brooks capturing every nuance and bead of sweat dropped over a few of the hottest days in New York City, this film encompasses the greatest of our heart’s […]

A Quiet Place Part II : Review
May 26th, 2021 in Media > Movies

Writer/director John Krasinski didn’t want to make a sequel to his 2018 smash A Quiet Place, claiming it was “a one-off,” something that needed no further advancement. However, he soon realized the possibilities of expanding the world of the film and the metaphors which rang so soundly throughout it. A Quiet Place wasn’t just about aliens tearing humanity […]

Wrath of Man : Review
May 7th, 2021 in Media > Movies

Author’s note: I have not seen Le Convoyeur, the film upon which Wrath of Man is based. With the exception of maybe one or three films in his 23-year career, I dig on Guy Ritchie movies. There’s nothing else like them. The way he moves his characters through seedy underworlds, his jukebox-style use of music, the world-layering plots […]

Without Remorse : Review
April 30th, 2021 in Media > Movies

Let’s get one thing straight: I live for the Jack Ryanverse films. The Hunt For Red October is on every playable medium in my house (Blu-Ray, 4K, DVR, streaming, and the sell-through widescreen VHS is in a cabinet upstairs somewhere), and channel surfing stops when I find Patriot Games or Clear and Present Danger. I even check out The Sum of All Fears – […]

Mortal Kombat (2021) : Review
April 24th, 2021 in Media > Movies

A competently made martial arts film where the fights end with someone’s head exploding.

Nobody : Movie Review
March 22nd, 2021 in Media > Movies

There’s much to enjoy with Nobody, especially if you’re one of the millions who continually gobble up each chapter of the John Wick franchise. Count me in as a John Wick fan – after all, what’s not to love about a mob hitman having to go back to his trade after successfully getting out? Nobody takes it a few steps further, its protagonist […]

Raya and the Last Dragon : Review
March 5th, 2021 in Media > Movies

If we were to boil Kelly Marie Tran’s character Raya down to her bare essence, it would be this: You can’t lose what you don’t give away. After six years of running from monsters and enemies, she’s bitter and hard, the result of being bitten by betrayal and loss, especially at so young an age. […]

Soul : Movie Review
December 25th, 2020 in Media > Movies

There’s a realness to Disney/Pixar’s Soul that rises above its animation, music, and script.

Wonder Woman 1984 : Review
December 25th, 2020 in Media > Movies

In WW84, Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins return for a stunning and heartfelt sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman.

Vanguard : Movie Review
November 20th, 2020 in Media > Movies

Jackie Chan returns to the movie screen!

Bill & Ted Face The Music : Review
August 27th, 2020 in Media > Movies

Bill & Ted Face The Music is an unexpectedly emotional film, anchored by a touching script and a steadfast adherence to a natural humanity.

Train to Busan Presents : Peninsula – Review
August 20th, 2020 in Media > Movies

Peninsula forges its own path with guns blazing, heartfelt emotion, and blood by the barrelful.

The Rental : Review
July 23rd, 2020 in Media > Movies

Dave Franco’s directorial debut is a corker of a thriller boasting a bleak statement on humanity as a whole.

Hamilton : Movie Review
July 5th, 2020 in Media > Movies

The cast and crew of Hamilton have put their hearts and souls into this film which, both in performance and execution, hasn’t aged at all since its recording four years ago.

Irresistible : Movie Review
June 28th, 2020 in Media > Movies

Quite frankly, Stewart’s aim is to disgust us and to urge us to do better.

7500 : Movie Review
June 17th, 2020 in Media > Movies

7500 does in 90 minutes what some high-powered action films running twice this length dare not…

Bloodshot : Movie Review
April 1st, 2020 in Media > Movies

Bloodshot may be full of been-there-done-that, but it delivers exactly what it promises: a high-octane blast of popcorn cinema.