My Review of ‘Joker’

I’ve heard the hype since the Venice Film Festival when a screening of Joker received an eight-minute standing ovation by the critics at the film’s conclusion. I saw the scintillating reviews and the words of praise directed to the movie. I saw the trailers and commercials which painted a riveting picture of a film that would, in detail, describe Arthur Fleck’s descent into further madness and the eventual alter-ego that he would become, Joker.

After the film garnered two Golden Globes for Best Original Score and Best Actor my family and I decided to finally watch it. Believe the hype because this movie is really good.

Is it the best comic book movie I’ve ever seen? No. That honor still stands with The Dark Knight. But it is, undoubtedly, one of the best comic book movies I’ve seen in recent years and promising development for where comic book movies can go in the coming decade. Continue reading My Review of ‘Joker’

What’s Your Favorite ‘Harry Potter’ Movie?

It’s Sunday and you know what that means; it’s time for another Who’s Your Favorite (or What’s Your Favorite in this case.) The Harry Potter franchise is one of the most beloved franchises in the world as J.K Rowling introduced to a fictional world of wonder full of magic and magical creatures. Harry Potter was the perfect protagonist flanked by the perfect best buddies, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. Voldemort is an impeccable antagonist, for he is truly as frightening as he is supposed to be. And these movies, based on the novels, are utterly outstanding. And that’s why I wanted them to be a part of this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? I hope you enjoy!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a magical movie through and through because it is the film that introduces fans to the Wizarding World. This is the movie where we see Platform 9 3/4 for the first time, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Dumbledore, Voldemort, the Forbidden Forest, Quidditch, etc. There are many other films in the franchise but there is always the beginning of the story and this is a rather magical beginning indeed.

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Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Five

Ora didn’t quite know how to feel about her father’s words. She was still a bit shaken after their conversation about his past. Yes, her mother had told her of his past and shed grim glimpses of the sorrow he had spread but it never had felt as real as it did with him standing before her, broad-shouldered and wielding a blood-red lightsaber. She could imagine the horrors he had committed all too well and understood also too easily that she could easily fall to the same violent impulses.

“Don’t be afraid,” he, out of the blue, told her in the descending chamber.

She didn’t like the way he spoke those words. As if he knew something that she didn’t. Something that would happen that would test her. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Five