Chris J. Patiño

sonic the hedgehog
Review
Tempo

“Sonic the Hedgehog” Review: The Famed Blue Speedster Stumbles in Film Debut

Man. My job is work sometimes. “Sonic the Hedgehog” is directed by Jeff Fowler and stars James Mardsen, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. The movie follows Sonic as he teams up with a local cop (James Mardsen) to thwart a government-sponsored evil genius (Jim Carrey) who wants to […]

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jojo rabbit
Review
Tempo

“Jojo Rabbit” Review: Taika Waititi’s WWII Satire Is a Heartbreaking Delight

Newly minted Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner “Jojo Rabbit” is written and directed by Taika Waititi (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “What We Do in the Shadows”) and stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Archie Yates, Stephen Merchant and Taika Waititi. The story follows 10-year-old Jojo (Roman Griffin […]

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The Gentlemen
Opinions

Class and Crime Go Hand in Hand in Guy Ritchie’s New Gangster Flick “The Gentlemen”

What do you get when you mix British etiquette, gangsters, a marijuana empire, sleazy journalists, viral video MMA fighters, and a dash of Colin Farrell? A right and proper mix, son.  “The Gentlemen,” stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Hugh Grant, and Colin Farrell, written and directed by Guy Ritchie. […]

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the shining sequel
Opinions

It’s Time for the World to Shine Again

So, you want to make a sequel to “The Shining,” huh?  Good luck.  These days, it seems like you can’t get a project off the ground unless it’s tied to some big franchise or IP. So, is “Doctor Sleep” just a cynical cash-grab trying to mooch off the good name of Stanley Kubrick’s classic?    Not […]

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Opinions

South Korean Director With Another Showstopping Feature

Holy. Crap.  And no, “crap” is not the exact word I would use in this scenario.  Have you ever walked out of a movie that’s just so good it leaves you feeling totally and wholly revitalized in mind, body and spirit? That’s precisely the kind of movie “Parasite” is. In this modern age of digital […]

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Zombieland Double Tap
Review
Tempo

This Sequel Proves there’s Plenty of Bite Left in the Zom-Com Franchise

Welcome to Zombieland! Again! That’s right, folks. We’re back in the irreverent, zombie plagued world of the surprise 2009 hit comedy that served as a breakout vehicle for its director, writers and cast that has amassed some seriously ridiculous prestige over the years. It’s been 10 years since our last trip to Zombieland, and admittedly, […]

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