Archive | Eric Valdez


Your Quick & Simple Review: “Creed II”

During a boxing exhibition in 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) killed former World Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed.  Years later, Creed’s son, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), accepts a challenge from Drago’s son, Viktor (Florian Munteanu), against the wishes of his trainer, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).   While Creed & Balboa are both dealing with personal issues […]

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In Movie Theaters This Weekend

Fantastic Beasts:  The Crimes of Grindelwald Just like every single movie in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is visually spectacular.  Unfortunately, the story itself isn’t on the same level as its scenery.  If you’ve never seen the films before, this definitely isn’t where you should be starting.  With all the Easter […]

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Your Quick & Simple Review: “Green Book”

Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), is a world-class African-American pianist, in 1962, is about to embark on a concert tour into the Deep South. For the trip, he hires a driver that can also add protection. Shirley recruits Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Although the men […]

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In Movie Theaters This Weekend

Mid90s Written and directed by Jonah Hill, this is a nice little flashback film to when we were all back at that age of trying to discover ourselves.  In this case, it’s 13-year-old Stevie’s story.   As he attempts to break away from his not so pleasant home life, he meets a group of skaters that befriend […]

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Your Quick & Simple Review: “Halloween”

It’s been 40 years since the Halloween Babysitter Murders, Laurie Strode (Jaime Lee Curtis) survived the vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers (Nick Castle). When Myers manages to escape custody from the institution he’s been locked up in, Laurie must now face a terrifying showdown when Michael returns to Haddonfield. — But she’s been […]

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Your Quick & Simple Review: “First Man”

It was one of the most dangerous missions in history.  Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), leads the team of men, chosen by NASA, to land the first man on the moon.  The movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation. So I love these true story films about important moments […]

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Your Quick & Simple Review: “Bad Times At The El Royale”

It was a dark and stormy night at the El Royale.  A run-down hotel, with a very unique history, that sits on the border between California and Nevada.  One night, seven strangers make their way to the hotel, for different reasons, and before you know it… all hell breaks loose. Right from the get go, […]

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Your Quick & Simple Review: “Venom”

When journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) tries to take down Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation, things go horribly wrong.  While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, Eddie’s body is attacked and merged with the alien Venom.  Fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that […]

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Your Quick & Simple Review: “A Star Is Born”

Musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with a singer, Ally (Lady Gaga), he meets at a local bar, after one of his concerts. As she’s ready to give up on her dreams, Jackson gives her her first chance to be in the spotlight.  When Ally’s career takes off, the personal side […]

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Your Quick & Simple Review: “The Predator”

They are the most lethal hunters in the universe.  Now, they’re deadlier than ever, using DNA from other species around the galaxy.  Returning to Earth, again, a motley crew of, not right in the head, ex-soldiers, led by sniper Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) and biologist, Casey Bracket (Olivia Munn) must prevent the end of the […]

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