Spy Kids: Armageddon

The once reliable Spy Kids franchise finds itself, somewhat, back on track with the Netflix feature Spy Kids: Armageddon.  It isn’t a flawless endeavour, but the movie offers enough reassurance from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez that audiences will believe that the series may actually have potential to be rebooted properly in the future.


The Monkey King

The universe has sent me a remedy after slugging through last week’s Toopy and Binoo The Movie.  That medicine is Netflix’s The Monkey King, an action-packed fantasy that’s inspired by Chinese literature and works as a tribute to the comic humour of Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle, Journey to the West).  Chow serves as an executive producer on The Monkey King – the production must’ve been tickled pink.


Too Hot To Handle: Season 5

The fifth season of Netflix’s guilty pleasure Too Hot To Handle maintains consistency with its contestants as seen in the previous season, having successfully rebuilt its reputation after a ham-fisted and embarrassing fourth season.  It seems as though the production behind this provocative reality show has finally figured out that the strength of the show depends on the charisma of its cast, and not on the boundaries of the game.


The Out-Laws

Your enjoyment of The Out-Laws will depend on how much you like (or can tolerate) Adam Devine.  The former Workaholics up-and-comer, who has gradually been carving out a career as a leading man, is centre stage in Happy Madison’s action-comedy.  As someone who has always been entertained by Devine’s roles (the Pitch Perfect franchise, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, When We First Met, Game Over, Man!, Isn’t It Romantic), Adam Devine’s goofy performance in…


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always is almost experimental in its nostalgia. It doesn’t nudge or wink at the viewer, and it shows that it isn’t “in” on any meta jokes or gags. And, it doesn’t feature outsiders trying to copy an older property (ala The Three Stooges). Instead, this exclusive hour-long special for Netflix, made by people who are more than experienced with this long-running show, plays out like a two-parter without Saturday…


You People

You People takes audiences through not one but two story formulas – the fish-out-of-water culture clash that could occur between two separate parties, and the road towards a wedding.  While this could be seen as a crutch for the filmmakers, this whip-smart comedy becomes the exception.  Much like how Hustle exhibited last year, You People reminds us that routine storytelling can be forgiven if the film excels in other areas.  You People is funny –…