Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

To its credit, “Spy Kids 2” does indeed display a lot of creativity and imagination, and that makes it a lot better than most family movies Hollywood makes. However, while the first “Spy Kids” was a fun romp that kids AND adults would enjoy, this sequel isn’t as much fun. I think the biggest flaw is that this sequel is missing heart. We don’t feel … Continue reading Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Finding ‘Ohana (2021)

Pili (Kea Peahu) has her sights set on attending a Geocaching camp, but after her grandfather (Branscombe Richmond) has a heart attack, Pili must forfeit her prize and go to Hawaii with her mother Leilani (Kelly Hu) and brother Ioane (Alex Aiono). Once there Pili finds a journal among her grandfather’s possessions that tells of a group of privateers who hid a cache of gold … Continue reading Finding ‘Ohana (2021)

Monster Hunter (2020)

Monster Hunter is a new fantasy action film directed, written, and produced in part by Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of Resident Evil and Event Horizon. In the film, Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her military unit are transported to another world thanks to a strange storm. In this world they are attacked by dangerous, gigantic monsters, which they find difficult to stop with their … Continue reading Monster Hunter (2020)

Run (2020)

In this simple, but fun plot, director Aneesh Chaganty maintains a tight narrative, executes some brilliant editing, and draws out from his two female leads nail-biting performances that make this thriller well worth a watch. OBLIGATORY PLOT RECAP: Chloe is a highly-intelligent, capable 17-year-old girl with a slew of physical disabilities and ailments. Regardless, she is looking forward to shrugging off her small-town life and … Continue reading Run (2020)

Run Hide Fight (2020)

A decent Thriller which focuses on the intrinsic value of heroism and selflessness rather than glamorizing and glorifying violence. It does not set out to prove or relay an agenda. This movie is a story of courage in the face of psychological trauma. It’s not Citizen Kane, but it’s a solid watch with good editing, good acting and a solid art direction. The trailer gave … Continue reading Run Hide Fight (2020)