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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: Nerve
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Movie Review: Nerve

During the summer movie going season when we’re swamped with advertising campaigns for the biggest, newest blockbusters it’s always easy to forget those smaller films that come out, ones that don’t have a lot of attention or advertising when they come out. For the most part these films seem rather unappealing when going up against […]

Movie Review: Lights Out
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Movie Review: Lights Out

After a string of successful films and redefining the horror genre not once but twice, James Wan has now decided to take the producer’s seat for a while to help the newest generation of horror directors make a name for themselves. His first protege is David F. Sandberg who begins his directorial career with the […]

Movie Review: The Shallows
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Movie Review: The Shallows

Since the release of the strange and over the top Sharknado there has been an influx of bizarre shark films. Ghost sharks, avalanche sharks, three headed sharks, sharks fighting mecha-crocodiles, the insanity goes on. It seems every filmmaker who wants to cash in is trying to make their film as ridiculous as possible so their’s will be […]

Movie Review: The Conjuring 2
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Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

Over the past three years, James Wan has quickly become one of my favorite directors. Initially believing him to be a maker of sub par horror films, I had stayed away from anything that had his name on it. However, three years ago I saw The Conjuring and found I had been wrong for so long. The […]

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
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Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

For over thirty years the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have entertained audiences across all platforms of entertainment from comics to cartoons to movies and video games. To this day the heroes in a half shell remain incredibly popular though two years ago there was a large outcry and backlash against the newest installment of the film franchise […]

Movie Review: The Jungle Book
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Movie Review: The Jungle Book

For over seventy years, there have been numerous film adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the most famous being the 1967 animated musical made by Disney. After starting a new stint on recreating their classics as big budgeted live action films (starting with the visually and thematically interesting Maleficent), Disney has decided to try their hand […]

Movie Review: Hardcore Henry
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Movie Review: Hardcore Henry

Seven months prior a movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival that caught my eye. Originally titled Hardcore the film boasted to be the very first to be almost completely shot from a first person perspective from start to finish. I was immediately interested in the film as I really enjoy cinematography from the visual perspective […]

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane
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Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

I’ve never seen J.J. Abrams’ film Cloverfield, it was never really appealing to me. I do, however, remember it’s marketing campaign. I remember how everything about it was kept under wraps, I remember how the title was initially sold as a working title I even remember rumors that it was going to be a sequel to the […]

Movie Review: Whisky Tango Foxtrot
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Movie Review: Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Since her departure from SNL, Tina Fey has gone on to become a very successful actress with movies such as Baby Mama and Sisters. However, so many of her films seem to have followed the same comedic patterns and a more and more typical style of acting so much so that many of her films seem to blend […]

Movie Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2
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Movie Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2

For sixteen years Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has been considered one of the finest martial arts movies of all time with many still singing of it’s praises to this day. Oddly enough though Netflix chose to craft a sequel for one of it’s first original movies, bringing back star Michelle Yeoh as well […]

Movie Review: Deadpool
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Movie Review: Deadpool

For the past decade a film adaptation of the popular Marvel character Deadpool has been languishing in development hell. Numerous factors have kept it from being made mostly the character’s use of over the top violence and language. However, after some footage was “leaked” studio Twentieth Century Fox decided to throw caution to the wind […]

Movie Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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Movie Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

This is certainly a strange yet amazing time we live in. A time when one man’s bizarre idea, of putting zombies into Jane Austen’s classic story Pride and Prejudice and throwing in a whole assortment of over the top ideas for good measure, would not only become a New York Times best seller that would […]

Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 3
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Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 3

Since 2008 some of Dreamworks Animation’s finest films have been it’s Kung Fu Panda series. Having large worlds, colorful characters, fine stories and some of the best drama and conflict I’ve ever seen in an animated film, the series managed to raise the bar higher and higher. But can it still keep that track going […]

Movie Review: The Hateful Eight
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Movie Review: The Hateful Eight

For the past two decades, writer/director Quentin Tarantino has been a a filmmaker that many opinions have been split over. Many proclaim him to be a genius with a love for film making, while others despise his films feeling them to be too gory. pretentious and even offensive. Me? Honestly I prefer his more recent […]

Movie Review: Star Wars Episode VII
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Movie Review: Star Wars Episode VII

For nearly four decades the Star Wars films have entertained people all over the world. With its well crafted stories, wonderful characters, imaginative ideas and vast, expansive universe,  the Star Wars films have managed to stay relevant with people of all ages and have inspired so many. After Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012 a new […]