Mini-Review Monday: The Legend of Korra – Season Four

My reviews of seasons one, two, and three.

WARNING: Possible spoilers for seasons one-three.

The Legend Of Korra Season Four PosterRelease: October 3 – December 19, 2014

Story: After her climatic fight with Zaheer last season, Korra (Janet Varney) was left physically and emotionally damaged. For three years she’s been recovering at the South Pole with her family. In that time, people have learned to co-exist with the spirits, Mako (David Faustino) is the bodyguard for the new heir to the Earth Kingdom (Prince Wu as voiced by Sunil Malhotra), Asami (Seychelle Gabriel) is reconnecting with her father and maintaining her now flourishing business, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons) is taking care of his family (his kids now older and more experienced) and the young Air Nation as it tries to keep order in the world while Korra is gone, and Bolin (P.J. Bryne) is working for Kuvira (Zelda Williams). Kuvira is a metal-bender we met briefly last season. She is now the head of the Earth Kingdom’s army and has been working on bringing order and unity back to the Earth Kingdom after the events of last season. At this point, she’s brought together most of the Kingdom. She has done it, however, through questionable tactics, such as violence and throwing decenters into work camps. Kuvira will stop at nothing to get her way and will use her powerful metal-bending abilities and large army to pave down anyone who tries to stop her. With Korra having left the South Pole three months prior under the false intention of going back to Republic City, team Avatar must find her if they hope to stop Kuvira from enacting her destructive goals. With Korra still emotionally scarred, she is attempting to find herself again, but will she be able to do that and reunite with her friends before Kuvira obliterates everything she knows and loves? Continue reading

Mini-Review Monday: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. PosterRelease: August 14, 2015

Story: Laid back, womanizer, professional thief turned CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and stiff, serious and by the book KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put their differences aside as they are tasked by their governments to join forces in order to stop a secret criminal organization from building a nuclear bomb. To build the weapon it has captured the father of one of our heroes, young German mechanic Gabby Teller (played by Alicia Vikander). Her father was an alleged Nazi scientist who joined the Allies near the end of the Second World War. In the way of our heroes is Gabby’s uncle Rudy (Sylvester Groth), who’s obsessed with torture, and a smart and sexy but also sociopathic Nazi sympathizer, Victoria Vinciguerra (Elizabeth Debicki), and her husband Alexander (Luca Calvani). Continue reading

A Big Announcement in Regards to the Blog Schedule

First off, let me apologize for the erratic schedule of the Queued in Fridays posts. I haven’t been setting aside the right time to watch and review movies for that weekly series. Sadly, posts are going to be even more hectic over the next year. In a little over a week, I’ll be starting work on my masters degree. The good news is that the program only takes a year. The bad news is I will likely be very busy and will find it difficult to even spend time with my wife let alone make regular posts on the blog and create the Best Picture videos. If I was smart, I would have prepared at least a few months worth or (if I was really good) a year’s worth of Monday and Friday reviews to post in the meantime. I didn’t. Continue reading