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Author Archive for Jonathan Gonzalez

Good day to you, my name is Jonathan Gonzalez. For years I've loved movies and have been reviewing them for years, ever since I first saw Roger Ebert on Ebert and Roeper during my freshman year of high school for the first time. I am a graduate of Mercy College with a Bachelor's in Journalism and I have Asperger's Syndrome, something I am truly proud of.

Movie Review: A Simple Favor
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Movie Review: A Simple Favor

Since 2011, Paul Feig has made a name for himself in the comedy genre. His films tended to be critical and financial success, even his attempt at Ghosbusters proved modest despite naysayers. The problem with his films is that they’re entirely interchangeable. They all follow the same brand of humor, they each have similar characters […]

Movie Review: Peppermint
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Movie Review: Peppermint

It has been thirteen years since Jennifer Garland helmed an action movie; her last outing Elektra being an abysmal, sloppy mess. For whatever reason she has been given another chance with Peppermint a new vigilante/revenge film. Under normal circumstances this would be excellent news. Garner is a good actress who deserves to be the lead […]

Movie Review: The First Purge
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Movie Review: The First Purge

Five years ago The Purge was released in theaters. Though brushed off by many, myself included, as a standard home invasion film with a ridiculous premise, it went on to gross an unbelievable amount of money which of course began one of the most successful franchises in film history. Despite it’s weak start the sequels Anarchy and Election Year established themselves […]

Movie Review: Death Wish
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Movie Review: Death Wish

For over forty years, the Death Wish series has been a popular one. The original is remembered as a classic and the sequels always do well when aired on TV. For the past decade a remake has been trying to get off the ground with numerous actors and directors coming and going. The remake has finally been […]

Movie Review: Black Panther
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Movie Review: Black Panther

For nearly a decade, Marvel has had a massive issue when it comes to diversity in their films. I n many films, people of color and women are abundant but only as supporting characters —  only white men got to be the heroes. Comic book films in general have had this problem as there hasn’t […]

Movie Review: Bright
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Movie Review: Bright

For the past few years Netflix has set itself up to be a colossal competitor in the movie and TV industries. With numerous original programming under it’s belt it’s already proven to be a juggernaut. But earlier Netflix chose to flex it’s muscles again as it beat out major studios in acquiring the rights to Bright a […]

Movie Reviews: Happy Death Day
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Movie Reviews: Happy Death Day

It seems every Halloween season, someone wants to be the new yearly tradition. For several years it was Saw and for six it was Paranormal Activity. Now Blumhouse, creators of the latter series, wants to reclaim the Halloween crown with Happy Death Day, a slasher film that uses time to make it unique and stand […]

Movie Reviews: Bushwick
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Movie Reviews: Bushwick

Eight years ago after the inauguration of President Barack Obama, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry made a threat: If Obama won his reelection Texas would secede from the United States. With that threat in mind writer Nick Damici wrote the screenplay for Bushwick, a what if film about what would happen if the south rose up […]

Movie Review: The Hitman's Bodyguard
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Movie Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The summer movie season has finally come to a close. It’s always an unfortunate thing to think about. All the big films meant to represent and be remembered for this season, have come and gone and now it’s time to start thinking about autumn. But as always the summer has one final trick up its […]

Movie Review: Detroit
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Movie Review: Detroit

This past July marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Riots, one of the worst the country had ever seen, and in that time nothing has changed in this country. Other powder kegs had been set off around the country, sparking more civil unrest and the police are still a violent brute squad who […]

Movies Review: Dark Tower
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Movies Review: Dark Tower

The Man In Black fled across the desert, and The Gunslinger followed….   For the past thirty years Stephen King’s fantasy epic The Dark Tower has entertained and enchanted a legion of fans. Many consider it to be his magnum opus and as such for a number of years Hollywood has been trying to get […]

Movie Review: Wonder Woman
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Movie Review: Wonder Woman

When it comes to film and television, comic book properties have for the most part, been a man’s game.  Even in these so called “progressive times”,  male superheroes take the center stage. But this year things may hopefully change with Wonder Woman the first comic based film to feature a female superhero in twelve years. Will this movie start […]

Movie Review: Alien Covenant
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Movie Review: Alien Covenant

Five years ago, director Ridley Scott returned to the Alien franchise with Prometheus,  his attempt at giving a back story to the titular creature. The movie received mixed reactions from audiences with many praising the story and sets, while others criticized the characters and felt the film to be unnecessary. After working on a few other films, Scott decided […]

Movie Review: Power Rangers
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Movie Review: Power Rangers

I’ve been a fan of Power Rangers ever since I was a little kid. It was one of the biggest staples of my childhood and something that had grown into a weekly routine for me.  Every Friday and Saturday I had to watch at least one episode, no exceptions. Even as my 25th birthday draws closer I […]

Movie Review: Kong Skull Island
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Movie Review: Kong Skull Island

Ever since The Avengers came on the scene all the big movie companies have been scrambling to create their own shared movie universes and very rarely do they ever take off.  However, in today’s case there is an exception and it began with the abysmal 2014 reboot of Godzilla. Filled to the brim with flat […]