Posts by Tracy Low

Loves good and bad TV; same goes for movies. My screen blog is for me to critically analyse and review the TV shows and movies that I watch.

TV Review: Julie and the Phantoms Season 1 🎸🎤👻

Julie and the Phantoms is a music-filled series that stands tall on its own.

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From left to right: Jeremy Shada as Reggie, Madison Reyes as Julie, Owen Joyner as Alex, and Charlie Gillespie as Luke in Julie and the Phantoms. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Julie and the Phantoms Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Julie and the Phantoms (2020, created by Dan Cross and David Hoge) is a pleasantly good teen musical series from Netflix under the streaming giant’s Family collection. It follows Julie (Madison Reyes) who is motivated to pursue music again after meeting three musician ghosts—Luke (Charlie Gillespie), Alex (Owen Joyner) and Reggie (Jeremy Shada)—from a has-been boy band called Sunset Curve.

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Movie Review: Mulan (2020) 🥋⚔️

Loyal, brave and true is what the live-action Mulan teaches audiences.

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Yifei Liu stars as the titular character in Mulan (2020). CREDIT: Disney

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Filmed in the backdrop of New Zealand and China, Mulan (2020, directed by Niki Caro) is a stunning live-action remake of the beloved animated film Mulan (1998). Following the story of the Hua family, Mulan (Yifei Liu) sets out to represent her father in the imperial army under the disguise of a man.

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TV Review: Trinkets Season 2 🎤📷🤖

Trinkets’ Season 2 is utterly unnecessary.

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From left to right: Quintessa Swindell stars as Tabitha Foster, Brianna Hildebrand stars as Elodie Davis, and Kiana Madeira stars as Moe Truax in Trinkets. CREDIT: Netflix

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Following Season 1’s premiere last year, Trinkets Season 2 (2020, created by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer, and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith) picks up exactly where the show left off a year ago. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand) is a high school runaway; Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) comes to terms with her parent’s divorce and new found identity; and Moe (Kiana Madeira) takes her relationship with Noah (Odiseas Georgiadis) a step further.

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Movie Review: Tenet ⏳

Tenet is a confounding film that requires multiple viewings.

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Robert Pattinson (left) and John David Washington (right) star in Tenet. CREDIT: Warner Bros.

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Tenet (2020, written and directed by Christopher Nolan) is one of the few Hollywood blockbusters brave enough to battle COVID-19. With a plot that is unexplainable, Tenet is a film about international espionage and time travel, led by The Protagonist (John David Washington) and his sidekick Neil (Robert Pattinson).

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TV Review: The Umbrella Academy Season 2 💥🐟🪓

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 is a fun-filled follow-up to its highly raved season one.

From left to right: Robert Sheehan stars as Klaus, Justin H. Min stars as Ben, Aidan Gallagher stars as Five, Ellen Page stars as Vanya, Tom Hopper stars as Luther, David Castañeda stars as Diego and Emmy Raver-Lampman stars Allison. CREDIT: Netflix

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With ten episodes total, The Umbrella Academy Season 2 (2020, created by Steve Blackman, and based on the comic books by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá) takes audiences to 1963 with a focus on the John F. Kennedy assassination plotline. The series’ core characters are all split up and we see Five (Aidan Gallagher) taking the lead to get the gang back together again.

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Movie Review: Work It 🕺🏽💃🏼

Work It has a groovy rhythm that falls flat towards the end.

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Sabrina Carpenter (left) stars as Quinn Ackerman and Jordan Fisher (right) stars as Jake Taylor in Work It. CREDIT: Netflix

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Work It (2020, directed by Laura Terruso) follows the main protagonist Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) who is eager to do whatever it takes to get into the college of her dreams, Duke University, even if it means having to start her own dance group to participate in a prestigious dance competition.

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