Posts by Hiko Mitsuzuka

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About The Author

Hiko Mitsuzuka is a self-proclaimed pop culture pundit and connoisseur who resides in L.A. and obsesses over songs months before everyone else obsesses over them. Ever since leaving his native New York, he has worked in TV and commercial production, having joined the teams at the world-renown Anonymous Content and Carsey-Werner and freelancing as a treatment writer for award-winning directors and a contributor for 'The Huffington Post' and 'Instinct.' When he's not reviewing films, Hiko takes on the roles of Manager of Creative Planning at Stun Creative (PromaxBDA's Agency of the Year, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018) and entertainment and travel journalist for 'Bello Mag.' He is also the author of the upcoming novel 'Slasher Movie Girl.' He's a frequent user of the eye roll emoji and tends to quote old sitcoms. His weaknesses include chocolate chip cookies and movie theater popcorn (buttered, of course). Tweet him @TheFirstEcho.
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‘A League of Their Own’ Gets The Musical Parody Treatment

Hiko Mitsuzuka checks out the latest Unauthorized Musical Parody installment at LA's famed Rockwell Table & Stage...

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The Sounds (and Silence) of Horror: A Conversation with the Genre’s Top Film Composers

Hiko Mitsuzuka sits down with some of horror's hardest working film composers to discuss the sounds (and silence) of the genre.

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Movie Review: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Hiko Mitsuzuka has fun listing all of the blockbuster tropes found in "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" -- a shamelessly silly monster mashup.

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’10 Things I Hate About You’ Gets a Musical Parody Makeover

Hiko Mitsuzuka reviews "10 Things I Hate About You," the musical stage adaptation of the 1999 teen comedy.

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Movie Review: ‘Little’

Hiko Mitsuzuka reviews the perfectly silly 'Little' and celebrates its breakout star.

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Movie Review: ‘Widows’

Hiko Mitsuzuka reviews the crime drama and discovers the best ensemble on the big screen this year.

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Movie Review: ‘Eighth Grade’

Hiko Mitsuzuka revisits 'Eighth Grade' to discover one of the most accurate and beautiful portrayals of adolescence in the 2010s.

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Movie Review: ‘I Feel Pretty’

Hiko Mitsuzuka is 'Pretty' entertained by the Amy Schumer rom-com "I Feel Pretty" but more so by an Oscar nominee's unexpected performance.

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Movie Review: ‘The Belko Experiment’

Hiko Mitsuzuka reviews the workplace horror-satire "The Belko Experiment" and discovers a grisly good time.

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Movie Review: ‘Hidden Figures’

Hiko Mitsuzuka discovers the "Hidden Figures" in this exciting tribute to the unsung heroines behind NASA's historic launch of the 1960s.

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Movie Review: ‘Office Christmas Party’

Hiko Mitsuzuka crashes the R-rated "Office Christmas Party" with a review of the yuletide work-com.

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Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Hiko Mitsuzuka takes a magical journey to 1926 New York to review "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

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Movie Review: ‘Trolls’

Hiko Mitsuzuka has a hard time finding his happy place while reviewing the colorful and persistently cheerful "Trolls."

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Movie Review: ‘Moonlight’

Hiko Mitsuzuka takes on the haunting and heart-wrenching coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" from writer-director Barry Jenkins.

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Movie Review: ‘The Magnificent Seven’

Hiko Mitsuzuka sits through Antoine Fuqua's "Magnificent Seven," a retelling of an American classic but finds it anything but magnificent.

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