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Reviews of all and any films that I come across.

Video Game Adaptations Part 1

Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the internet, hope you are all well. So after many months and years of waiting and retooling, I finally get to cover part 1 of a topic that’s very special to me; Video Game Adaptations via my podcast Film Focus.

Now I am extremely passionate about video game adaptations as I believe they have the potential to be the next big genre in Hollywood if the right IPs are adapted with the right filmmakers. Alas since their inception there has been a lot of missteps in translating their unique elements from games to film.

So I wanted to look back at the first wave of video game films from the ’90s and have a casual analysis about 5 films and discuss:

  • When the came out
  • Their pros and cons
  • How they were adapted from their source material

I had a lot of fun making this and you’ll probably hear the passion in my voice from how loud I can be on occasions haha. So join me on a trip down memory lane as we dive into the early period of video game adaptations.

Timecodes:

05:32 Super Mario Bros. Movie
15:17 Double Dragon
21:46 Street Fighter
30:21 Mortal Kombat
44:30 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
53:34 Conclusion

Anyway here’s the review:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen any of these films and if so what did you think of them? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Double Review: Borat 2 & The Trial of the Chicago 7

Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the internet, yeah I’m still alive haha. Today I am here to share my thoughts on both Borat 2 and The Trial of the Chicago 7 via my podcast Film Focus.

On episode 107 of Film Focus, I have another double review for you in the form of Borat 2 and The Trial of the Chicago 7. With Borat 2 I was just curious to see how this sequel would turn out since its been almost 15 years since the last one. And The Trial of the Chicago 7 I have been intrigued by since January due to the premise, cast and Aaron Sorkin’s involvement. So how did these films fare? Well, listen to this episode for some spoiler-free thoughts on both films! 😀

Timecodes:

01:58 Borat 2 Review
13:00 The Trial of the Chicago 7Review

Anyway here’s the review:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen Borat 2 and The Trial of the Chicago 7 and if so what did you think of it? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Double Review: The New Mutants & Mulan

Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the internet, yeah I’m still alive haha. Today I am here to share my thoughts on both The New Mutants and Mulan via my podcast Film Focus.

On episode 106 of Film Focus, I returned from woods of the internet with a double review for The New Mutants and Mulan. These reviews are a little on the late side as I had planned to have them done closer to 3 weeks ago, however, I had a lot to do with my illustrations and problems with my laptop that kept things from happening faster. However, after seeing Mulan especially, I needed to share my thoughts. So I have put both reviews into one episode. So how did these films fare? Well, listen to this episode for some spoiler-free thoughts on both films! 😀

Timecodes:

02:52 The New Mutants Review
12:27 Mulan Review

Anyway here’s the review:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen The New Mutants and Mulan and if so what did you think of it? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Tenet Review

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, today I return with another review of a film I have been very curious to check out for a while in the form of Tenet via my podcast Film Focus.

A couple days I took my first trip back to the cinema for the first time since March to finally check out Tenet; the latest film by Christopher Nolan. Now I’d been looking forward to this film since the teaser trailer came out and was immediately intrigued and engaged by the crazy imagery and cast members involved. So is this another great film for Nolan’s filmography? Well, check out this spoiler-free review to find out.

Anyway here’s the review:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen Tenet and if so what did you think of it? Did you love it or dislike it? And did it meet or exceed your expectations? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge Review

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, today I return after an extended absence to deliver my review for Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge via my podcast Film Focus.

On episode 101 of Film Focus, I talk about the latest adaption from the world of Mortal Kombat in the form of Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. Now I am a big fan of this franchise and I have been interested in watching this film since the first trailer dropped online in January 2020. It was a 2D animated MK film with an R rating that focused on Scorpion and the first MK tournament? Yeah, sign me up! So is this a good representation of MK or not? Well, check out this spoiler-free review to find out.

P.S. Sorry for the change in mic quality as my normal set up is back in Canada.

Anyway here’s the review:

Also if you’re interested in my thoughts on the upcoming live-action Mortal Komat film you should check out this episode as well:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge and if so what did you think of it? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Sonic the Hedgehog Review – It’s Good!

Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the internet, today I am here to share my review for Sonic the Hedgehog via my podcast Film Focus.

On episode 100 of Film Focus, I get to talk about a film I’ve been so cautiously optimistic about for a while now; Sonic the Hedgehog. Now, this film has had an interesting journey to the big screen with a few delays to the reveal of Sonic’s questionable initial design to the better redesign and so on. So with Detective Pikachu being a pretty solid video game film from last year, does Sonic continue that upward trend or not? Well, check out this spoiler-free review to find out.

Anyway here’s the review:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen Sonic the Hedgehog and if so what did you think of it? Did it meet or exceed your expectations? And did you think it was better or worse than Detective Pikachu. Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Birds of Prey Review

Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the internet, today I am here to share my review for Birds of Prey via my podcast Film Focus.

On episode 99 of Film Focus, I review the latest film from DC in the form of Birds of Prey or as its been recently dubbed, “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”. So this film has a had an interesting journey from its concept as Gotham City Sirens to where it is right now. In addition to that this film had an uphill battle with those who weren’t keen on Suicide Squad and the marketing not doing too much to hype up potential audiences. That being said there were certainly fans of Margot Robbie’s Harley who were down to see her in another film as well. So is Birds of Prey good or not? Well, check out this spoiler-free review to find out.

Anyway here’s the review:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen Birds of Prey and if so what did you think of it? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Double Review: Bad Boys For Life & 1917

Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the internet, yeah I’m still alive haha. Today I am here to share my thoughts on both Bad Boys For Life and 1917 via my podcast Film Focus.

On episode 97 of Film Focus, I’ve got a double film review for Bad Boys For Life and 1917. Now I was initially going to do separate reviews for both but decided to put them together in the same episode as it’d be an interesting balance between something fun and something serious. Both films left me with thought I just had to share, so how did these films fare? Well, listen to this episode for some spoiler-free thoughts on both films! 😀

Timecodes:

02:24 Bad Boys For Life Review
14:32 1917 Review

Anyway here’s the review:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen Bad Boys For Life and 1917 and if so what did you think of it? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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My Top 10 Films of 2019

Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the internet, happy new year and all that good stuff and I’m back to share my thoughts on my favourite films from last year via my podcast Film Focus.

On episode 95 of Film Focus, I share with you my favourite films from 2019. My list switched up a few time especially in December, so that’s why my list was delayed into January, but hopefully you enjoy the 10 films that I’ve selected.

P.S. I was a little under the weather while recording this so that’s why I’m a little low energy.

Anyway check out the episode below::

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So what were your favourite films from 2019? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2020 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen and Merry Christmas! I hope you’re having a great Christmas session, today I’m here to share with you my late thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker via my podcast Film Focus.

I actually saw this film the day after it released, but I just got caught up with work and the build up to Christmas that I forgot to post it on here haha. 😛 But yeah I guess it is better later than never right?  So on episode 94 of the podcast, I finally get to talk about another the last major release of 2019 that’s been on my radar for a while in the form of The Rise of Skywalker. Now after The Last Jedi came out, the Star Wars fandom has been thrown into chaos with such a crazy divide between those who loved and hated it. So with all that in mind, JJ Abrams and the other filmmakers had a difficult task to create a satisfying conclusion that would satisfy everyone. So is Rise of Skywalker a film good or not? Well, check out this spoiler-free review to find out.

Anyway here’s the review:

If you haven’t checked out my podcast before you can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/film_focus

So have you seen The Rise of Skywalker and if so what did you think of it? Was it everything you wanted or were you disappointed or are you somewhere in between? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll see ya in the next review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2019 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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