Posts by Hiko Mitsuzuka

Hiko Mitsuzuka

About The Author

Hiko Mitsuzuka is a self-proclaimed pop culture connoisseur who resides in L.A. and obsesses over songs months before everyone else obsesses over them. He has worked in TV and commercial production ever since he left his native New York in the early aughts. He has worked at the world-renowned Anonymous Content and Carsey-Werner and freelanced as a treatment writer for award-winning directors and as a contributing writer for 'Instinct.' When he's not reviewing films, Hiko takes on the roles of Manager of Creative Planning at Stun Creative (PromaxBDA's North America Agency of the Year, 2013 & 2014), Executive Editor of HotterInHollywood.com, and entertainment and travel journalist for 'Bello Mag' (available in the iTunes Newsstand). He's also currently working on the novel 'Slasher Movie Girl,' to be released in late 2017...or when a publisher decides to pick it up. His obsessions include quoting old sitcom dialogue and stalking people on Instagram. His weaknesses include chocolate chip cookies and movie theater popcorn. Tweet him @TheFirstEcho.
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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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Movie Review: ‘The Hollars’

Hiko Mitsuzuka reviews John Krasinki's family dramedy "The Hollars" that feels a bit too familiar.

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Movie Review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’

What Justin Lin & Co. have created with "Star Trek Beyond" is a serviceable, back-to-basics chapter that reminds audiences why "Star Trek" existed in the first place. Hiko Mitsuzuka reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Lights Out’

Hiko Mitsuzuka ventures into the darkness to solve the mystery behind "Lights Out," a potential new horror franchise.

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Movie Review: ‘Keanu’

Hiko Mitsuzuka enjoyed Key & Peele's kitten rescue comedy but thinks the plot itself could've used some rescuing.

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Movie Review: ‘Hardcore Henry’

Hiko Mitsuzuka reviews the "unrelenting" first-person-shooter flick "Hardcore Henry" and explains why it's the first film to make him nauseous.

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Movie Review: ‘London Has Fallen’

Hiko Mitsuzuka wonders why Gerard Butler is channelling his inner 80s action hero in "London Has Fallen," a genre that doesn't need to rehash such tiresome tropes.

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Movie Review: ‘Carol’

Hiko Mitsuzuka gets mesmerized by the exquisite performances and directorial choices in 'Carol,' one of the best films of 2015.

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Movie Review: ‘Miss You Already’

'Beaches' it ain't. Hiko Mitsuzuka discusses the dramedy-weepie starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore.

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