Hocus Pocus (1993)(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus.

 

The movie begins in Salem, Massachusetts circa 1693 and continues 300 years later  throughout Salem, Massachusetts circa 1993. The entire movie takes place on October 31 (All Hallows Eve/Halloween).

 

The cast of characters are:

Bette Midler as Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson,

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson,

Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson,

Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson (Zombie),

Omri Katz as Max Dennison,

Thora Birch as Dani Dennison,

Vinessa Shaw as Allison Watts,

Amanda Shepherd as Emily Binx,

Sean Murray as Thackery Binx (Human) and Jason Marsden as Thackery Binx (Black Cat).

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be both “hauntingly amusing and supernaturally hilarious.” I hope you all find this movie as “mystically entertaining” as I did because watching this movie will most definitely “Put A Spell On You.”

 

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Spider-Man: Far From Home {Movie Review: Spoiler Warning}

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This review will be a few spoilers:  if you haven’t seen the film, don’t read this review…if you saw the film, read the review.

 

I really enjoyed the film, I like that we get to see Peter moving forward with his life, even though that he misses Tony Stark/Iron Man and confessing his feelings to Michelle “MJ”. 

 

My favorite scenes that I did not expect is Quentin Beck aka Mysterio, who is a former employee of Stark Industries…it was revealed that Beck created B.A.R.F., a prototype system that was introduced in Captain America: Civil War and another character who encountered with Obadiah Stane from the first Iron Man, comes back, he works with Beck. the visual effects were stunning, the scene where Mysterio using the illusions to trap Peter, messing with his mind. One part in the illusion scene is when a Zombie Iron Man crawling towards Peter: that scene was a surprise and shocking.

 

There were a few moments in the film, the friendship between Peter and Ned was great: hope we get to see their friendship continue in the next film. The final battle was an amazing scene. 

 

2 scenes that was a surprise and a game-changer: Peter, MJ and the whole people of New York, watches the news report that featured a doctored footage recorded by Beck, during the battle of London. but that’s not all: the video was released by the controversial news website: The Daily Bugle.Net, the one and only…J. Jonah Jameson played by J.K. Simmons. Here’s the real blockbuster: Beck reveals Spider-Man’s secret identity, it had Peter in a mind blown shock.

 

This is the first time seeing J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson in the MCU, hope we get to see more J. Jonah Jameson.

 

Another scene is that former S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury and former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill are revealed to be Skrull’ Talos and Skrull’ Soren, who has been impersonating the real Nick Fury and real Maria Hill, also it was revealed that the real Nick Fury is on ‘vacation’ on a Skrull spaceship.

 

After watching the movie. There’s a lot of questions to be answered is what will happen to Peter, now that the world knows he’s Spider-Man and whatever happened to the real Maria Hill, while the real Nick Fury is on a Skrull spaceship.

 

Could this mean that one of the characters are secretly a Skrull, but will find out in the upcoming Marvel films in the future.

by Angel

Hook (1991)(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie Hook. This movie was first released on December 11, 1991.

 

This movie centers around a “What If” scenario where a grown-up Peter Pan must return to Neverland and his childhood roots in order to save his son and daughter from the evil Captain Hook.

 

The cast of characters are:

Robin Williams as Peter Banning/Peter Pan,

Dustin Hoffman as Captain James Hook,

Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell,

Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee,

Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy Moira Angela Darling,

Charlie Korsmo as Jack (Peter Pan’s son),

Caroline Goodall as Moira (Peter Pan’s Wife/Wendy’s Granddaughter),

Amber Scott as Maggie (Peter Pan’s daughter),

Dante Basco as Rufio and Arthur Malet as Elder Tootles.

 

The locations in this movie are:

London,

Neverland,

Pirate Town,

The Jolly Roger,

Mermaid Lagoon,

Wendy’s home in Neverland and the home of the Lost Boys.

 

In conclusion, I learned from watching this movie the importance of preserving our imagination. I also learned from this movie that the value of living as well as living said life would be and is in fact “an awfully big adventure.”

 

The PageMaster (1994)(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie The PageMaster. This movie was first released on November 23, 1994.

 

This movie mostly takes place in an Illustrated World of Fictional and Non-Fictional stories which are divided into three areas. The three areas are The Horror Realm, The Land of Adventure and The World of Fantasy.

 

The Fictional and Non-Fictional stories and characters featured in this movie are the Kraken from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea,

the Demon Dog from Sherlock Holmes: The Hounds of Baskerville,

the Raven from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven,

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde from Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,

Ghosts from Miscellaneous Ghost Stories,

Captain Ahab and Moby Dick from Moby Dick,

Long John Silver and his Pirate Crew from Treasure Island,

the Little People from Gulliver’s Travels,

Mother Goose, Pan the Satyr, Fairies and a Dragon from Miscellaneous Fairy Tales,

the Magic Carpet from 1001 Arabian Nights,

the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland and the Beanstalk from Jack & the Beanstalk.

 

The cast of characters are Macaulay Culkin as Richard Tyler,

Christopher Lloyd as Mr. Dewey the Librarian/the PageMaster: Keeper of the Books and Guardian of the Written World,

Patrick Stewart as the voice of Adventure

Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of Fantasy and Frank Welker as the voice of Horror.

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be truly Inspirational as well as educational in teaching us on how to broaden our imaginations/horizons in a big way.

Marvel’s Captain America(Movie Trilogy)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review all three Marvel’s Captain America Movies. The three movies are Captain America: The First Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.

 

Captain America: The First Avenger takes place during World War II circa 1941. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (main hero)(Super-Soldier),

Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull (Main Villain)(Leader of HYDRA), 

Peggy Carter (Steve’s girlfriend)(US Agent),

James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes (Steve’s friend/sidekick)(US Sergeant),

Howard Stark (Steve’s friend)(Tony Stark’s father) and Arnim Zola (HYDRA scientist/biochemist).

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier involves Captain America as he combats the HYDRA Organization that has infested the World-Wide Peacekeeping organization, SHIELD. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (Super-Soldier),

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (SHIELD Agent/Spy),

Sam Wilson/Falcon (Steve’s friend) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier.

 

Captain America: Civil War involves Captain America as the Avengers are divided into a big-time, war-faring fallout. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (Super Soldier),

Sam Wilson/Falcon,

Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier,

Clint Barton/Hawkeye,

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch,

Scott Lang/Ant-Man,

Tony Stark/Iron Man,

James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine (US Colonel),

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow,

T’Challa/Black Panther,

Vision,

Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Brock Rumlow/Crossbones.

 

In conclusion, I found these movies to showcase Captain America’s life and adventures as a true american hero. Praise Excelsior, Captain America. I salute you!

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Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer 2 review

This trailer review will be a mixed between spoilers and theory. If you haven’t seen Endgame, don’t read this trailer review or you have seen Endgame, read the trailer review.

 

My thoughts on the new trailer is Peter mourning for Tony Stark/Iron Man, what i like about Peter’s relationship with Stark is that he’s like a father figure/mentor, giving advice to be a hero and having responsibility, whether it’s being a man in the suit or a man without the suit. 

 

Lot of parts that I like in the trailer is Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck aka Mysterio, the costume looks awesome, just like in the comics. What interest me when Nick Fury from S.H.I.E.L.D. played by Samuel L. Jackson says: the snap tore a hole in our dimension: Thanos snapped his fingers, opened a hole, there’s a lot of questions to be answered in the film.

 

Cool shots in the trailer is the Elementals: Sandman, Hydro-Man and the Molten Man are a super-powered creatures and I do like how they mentioned Thor and Captain Marvel. 

 

My favorite moment is when Nick Fury tells Peter: are you going to step up or not. what I like about that quote by Fury, is that everything that Peter had learned/experienced in Homecoming, Infinity War and Endgame. Is that he will face new challenges between his life as Peter and Spider-Man, saving the people that he loves/cares about, save the people of New York or any other world he saves and taking responsibility. 

 

So that’s my trailer review

 

The film will be in theaters on July 2, 2019. since the film is the final installment in Marvel’s Phase 3. no official word when the third MCU Spider-Man is coming. but we’re looking forward to the film and future MCU films.

By Angel