Showing posts from April, 2019

Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3: "The Long Night" Review

“Winter is Coming”. It’s a line we have been hearing since the first 10 minutes of Game of Thrones. From the show’s very first scene, the threat of the White Walkers has  been a clear and present danger to the overarching narrative of the series. Even when the show would dive deep into sneering politicking and conspiracy theory, once in a while we would be reminded of what seemed like the real endgame: the threat up north. It took 70 episodes, and it’s finally here. Now the big question is: did the long awaited "Battle of Winterfell" live up to the hype? Much has been said about the grueling behind the scenes work that had to be done to bring this monumental episode today. 55 grueling nights in dead cold with lots of planning and exhaustive directing. All those nights to deliver on the claim this would be the longest sustained battle sequence in the history of TV and Film were indeed claims to be seen to be believed. While Game of Thrones ha

"Avengers: Endgame" Review

It’s always special when you get this feeling. This feeling we may have witnessed history. History where we will tell our kids and grandkids what it was like to live it, how old we were when it happened, and where we were when we experienced it. This is the feeling I was left as soon as the credits finished rolling for Avengers: Endgame. Make no mistake, what the Russo brothers, executive producer Kevin Feige and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were able to accomplish with Avengers: Endgame is a miracle unto itself. Not only were they able to live up to the promise of what last year’s Avengers: Infinity War provided, but they also managed to tie up an overarching narrative that started all the way back in 2008’s Iron Man and pay homage to many of the movies that came along the way. Can you find nitpicks in this three-hour endeavor? Absolutely. Does it take away from the achievement? Not in the slightest. Originally conceived as