Wlad Sarmiento

Associate Arts Editor


Detective Pikachu Uses Humor! It's Not Very Effective...

What the majority of characters in "Detective Pikachu" lack in terms of good lines, Ryan Reynolds makes up for in voice-acting Pikachu.


May 17, 2019

The Wide-Eyed Wonder of "Shazam!"

With "Shazam!", DC delivers strong, family-friendly fare that is equal parts entertaining and lighthearted.


April 4, 2019

The Standard Badass Superhero of Captain Marvel

It is an enjoyable film that, while relying heavily on the established tropes and feel of the MCU so far, will not leave comic book movie fans unsatisfied.


March 21, 2019

"Glass" Shatters (Good) Expectations

Hopes for a worthy sequel to "Unbreakable" are shattered by the next installment in M. Night Shyamalan’s surprise trilogy.


January 31, 2019

Bird Box Fails to Think Outside the Box

With mediocre acting and an unrealized concept, the hype around Bird Box is confounding.


January 10, 2019

"The Crimes of Grindelwald": A Failed Magic Trick

Although leading actor Eddie Redmayne delivered an endearing performance, it was not enough to make up for the discontinuous, rapportless plot.


November 19, 2018

Entertainment is Dead in the Water in "Hunter Killer"

Full of cliched motifs and mindless action sequences, "Hunter Killer" is the worst type of bad movie.


October 29, 2018

Deadpool 2 Proves That Second Time's the Charm

"Deadpool 2" is even better than the first one, and improves on the humor, action and acting.


May 28, 2018

Heroes and Galaxies Converge In "Avengers: Infinity War"

Marvel's latest movie features it's largest-ever cast of superheroes.


May 7, 2018

In "A Quiet Place," Whispers Frighten More than Screams

John Krasinki has proven his directorial acumen, crafting a spare, taut thriller.


April 19, 2018