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‘Coming 2 America’ Review: An Enjoyable But Overstuffed Sequel

On this episode of The Global Film Podcast, Editor-In-Chief and Host Diego Andaluz reviews Prime Video’s Coming 2 America. Joined by contributors Andrew Salazar (Discussing Film), Nguyen Le (The Houston Chronicle), and Josie Marie (Film Posers), they discuss their in-depth thoughts on the technical and thematic strengths and shortcomings of the film, among other notable highlights.

Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Despite an extremely messy narrative that gets lost between numerous jarring sequences, an impressive production value and brilliantly comedic performances save the day to result in an enjoyable film that will be fun for the whole family!

– Diego Andaluz

Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer (Dolemite Is My Name), stars Eddie Murphy (Trading Places), Arsenio Hall, & Jermaine Fowler (Sorry To Bother You), and comes to Prime Video on March 5th. Listen to our review below at the 55-minute mark or here on your preferred podcast platform.

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Andrew Salazar Diego Andaluz Josie Marie Nguyen Le

‘Chaos Walking’ Review: Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley Shine in a Competent Return to Blockbuster Filmmaking

On this episode of The Global Film Podcast, Editor-In-Chief and Host Diego Andaluz reviews Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking. Joined by contributors Andrew Salazar (Discussing Film), Nguyen Le (The Houston Chronicle), and Josie Marie (Film Posers), they discuss their in-depth thoughts on the technical and thematic strengths and shortcomings of the film, among other notable highlights.

In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious young woman who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by The Noise – a force that puts all of their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened, and as Todd vows to protect her, he must discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Chaos Walking is surprisingly fine! Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley deliver solid performances that help overcome clumsy storytelling that would’ve benefitted from a longer runtime to flesh out the world around them, resulting in a competent blockbuster that old fans of the YA genre will truly appreciate

– Diego Andaluz

Chaos Walking is directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) & Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and comes to theaters on March 5th. Listen to our review below at the 1-minute mark or here on your preferred podcast platform.

You can find the episode and stay up to date with the latest reviews and releases by subscribing to our show on SpotifyApple PodcastsStitcherGoogle PodcastsiHeart RadioRadio Public, AnchorOvercast, Player FM, Breaker, Castbox, Castro, Podchaser, Podlink, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, RSS Feed, & more, and you can also follow host Diego Andaluz on social media here!

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Andrew Salazar Diego Andaluz Josie Marie Nguyen Le

‘Raya And The Last Dragon’ Review: A Heartfelt & Stunningly Crafted Crowd-Pleasing Blast

On this episode of The Global Film Podcast, Editor-In-Chief and Host Diego Andaluz reviews Walt Disney Animation’s Raya And The Last Dragon. Joined by contributors Andrew Salazar (Discussing Film), Nguyen Le (The Houston Chronicle), and Josie Marie (Film Posers), they discuss their in-depth thoughts on the technical and thematic strengths and shortcomings of the film, among other notable highlights.

In Raya And The Last Dragon, long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overall, Raya And The Last Dragon is a heartfelt blast! Featuring stunningly crafted animation and superbly kinetic action sequences, the film stands tall as one of the best recent offerings from the studio, working as a strong crowd-pleasing blockbuster that doesn’t quite reach it’s lofty ambitions but will still be fun for the whole family!

– Diego Andaluz

Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting) & Don Hall, and starring Kelly Marie-Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) & Awkwafina (The Farewell), Raya And The Last Dragon is a animated family adventure film that comes to Disney Plus and theaters on March 5th. Listen to our review below at the 27-minute mark or here on your preferred podcast platform.

Raya and the Last Dragon features an outstanding voice cast, including Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sandra Oh, Benedict Wong, Izaac Wang, Thalia Tran, Alan Tudyk, Lucille Soong, Patti Harrison and Ross ButlerDon Hall and Carlos López Estrada are directing, with Paul Briggs and John Ripa co-directing. Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho produced the film while Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim wrote the screenplay.

You can find the episode and stay up to date with the latest reviews and releases by subscribing to our show on SpotifyApple PodcastsStitcherGoogle PodcastsiHeart RadioRadio Public, AnchorOvercast, Player FM, Breaker, Castbox, Castro, Podchaser, Podlink, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, RSS Feed, & more, and you can also follow host Diego Andaluz on social media here!