‘Wish Dragon’ Review- A Quirky And Charming Adventure

Produced by Jackie Chan, ‘Wish Dragon‘ is written and directed by Chris Appelhans. It was made by Sony Pictures Animation, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, and released onto Netflix. Din Song (Jimmy Wong) is a young blue-collar worker in Shanghai, China who longs to see his childhood friend Li Na Wang (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) who…

‘Dog Gone Trouble’ Review- Boring And Typical

Originally titled ‘Trouble,’ director Kevin Johnson brings us ‘Dog Gone Trouble.’ The movie was originally set to be released in 2019, but it did not find a distributor until Netflix picked it up for their streaming service. After wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Sarah Vanderwhoozie (Betty White) passed away, her beloved dog Trouble (Big Sean) is cast…

‘Things Heard And Seen’ Review- I Wish I Could Unsee It

‘Things Heard And Seen‘ is a horror film written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. It was made by Likely Story and released on Netflix. Taking place in1980, former art restorer Catherine Clare (Amanda Seyfried) moves with her husband George (James Norton) and their daughter Fanny (Ana Sophia Heger) from Manhattan to…

‘Stowaway’ Review- So Little Oxygen

Written by Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison, ‘Stowaway,’ is a Netflix science fiction thriller film. The movie was directed by Penna and produced by Ulrich Schwarz, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian. Space commander Marina Barnett (Toni Collette), biologist David Kim (Daniel Dae Kim), and medical researcher Zoe Levenson (Anna Kendrick) are a three member team…

‘Army of the Dead’ Review- Dull. Dumb.

‘Army of the Dead‘ is a film co-produced, co-written, and directed by Zack Snyder. Originally announced in 2007, it got pushed back until it was picked up by Netflix and released in 2021. After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, the US government put a full quarantine on it, even walling it before announcing they…

‘Thunder Force’ Review- Miscreant Farce

Written and directed by Ben Falcone, ‘Thunder Force‘ is a comedy superhero film co-produced by Melissa McCarthy. It was released on Netflix. Chicago native and forklift driver Lydia Berman (Melissa McCarthy) lives in a world where supervillains called Miscreants are terrorizing the population. Prior to her high school reunion, she reaches out to her estranged…

‘Concrete Cowboy’ Review- A Solid Ride

‘Concrete Cowboy’ is a Netflix drama film that is centered around the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is directed by Ricky Staub and had its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival before being acquired by the streaming service. Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is a troubled teenager from Detroit…

‘Secret Magic Control Agency’ Review- Actually Enjoyable

‘Secret Magic Control Agency‘ is animated film produced by Wizart Animation and directed by Alexey Tsitsilin. It was released in the United States through the Netflix streaming service. In a magical land, the King (Marc Thompson) is kidnapped by magical food who take him to Elvira (Erica Schroeder), a woman who uses enchanted food to…

‘Deadly Illusions’ Review- Messy And Barely Passible

Written and directed by Anna Elizabeth James, ‘Deadly Illusions‘ purports to be a psychological thriller that was made by Voltage Pictures and released on Netflix. Mary Morrison (Kristen Davis) is a successful author of a series of thrillers who declines an offer to write another novel by her publisher, but changes her mind after her…

‘Outside The Wire’ Review- A Not So Futuristic Robot War

Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström takes the director’s chair of ‘Outside The Wire,’ a science fiction war drama that made its premiere on the Netflix streaming service. In 2036, Eastern Europe is destabilized once again prompting a civil war in which both the Russians and the Americans have an interest, both sides using robots called Gumps.…

‘The Dig’ Review- A Charming Historical Drama

‘The Dig‘ is a historical drama based on the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. It was released on Netflix and is directed by Simon Stone. It is based on the titular novel by John Preston, which I have not read. In 1939, widow Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) hires excavator Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes), suspecting a…

‘Transformers: War for Cybertron Arc 2: Earthrise’ Review

Rooster Teeth Studios, Polygon Pictures, and Allspark Animation continues ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ with their second arc “Earthrise,” taking a deep dive into the Transformers’ past. Following arc 1, Autobot commanders Elita-One (Linsay Rousseau) and Jetfire (Keith Silverstein) are leading a resistance against Decepticon leader Megatron (Jason Marnocha), whom they discover is allowing scientist Shockwave…