I’ve been wanting to see Bad Times at the El Royale since I saw the trailer. I’m a sucker for films around that time. The decor, the music, the clothes, the cars, I love it all. And you could put Chris Hemsworth on anything and I’ll probably watch it at least once. The trailers gave very little away, too, I had no idea what Bad Times at the El Royale was going to be about. Now I know why, so I’m going to give nothing away either.
Fight to The Death is an ongoing feature where staffers and readers get to vote and explain why one film is better than the other OR whether one fictional character would be able to kill another. This month’s featured rumble is THE HORROR FILM FRANCHISE TOURNAMENT. Read more
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Epic Games today announced Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle, a special retail version for the wildly popular action building game, Fortnite Battle Royale. Through the worldwide retail distribution partnership, Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle will be available for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, and the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X beginning Nov. 13, 2018 with a MSRP of $29.99. Players can also purchase and download the Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle digitally through the in-game store and first-party digital marketplaces. Read more
Hailed as “brilliant, fascinating, and uncomfortable” (Slate), Comedy Central’s hilarious series “Nathan For You” arrives in a complete series set on December 11, 2018. Comedian Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan’s genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for. Read more
Elseworlds is the upcoming annual DC television crossover event series and features the debut of Ruby Rose as Batwoman! The first episode airs Sunday, December 9 with The Flash, continues Monday December 10 on Arrow and concludes Tuesday December 11 with Supergirl. Read more
Venom has been on my radar for a while. I’ve never read the comics but the trailer got me in one view. Plus I love Tom Hardy. And since I’ve already bought in, it’s been hard to avoid the hype on this one, especially how badly it’s been treated in other reviews. Why all the negativity, guys? Well I had to go see for myself and make up my own mind. Read more
In the opening sequence of First Man, we see Neil Armstrong test piloting in the Mojave Desert. As evident in this intense sequence that thrusts viewers right into the middle of the cockpit, viewers are in for a thrilling, yet bumpy ride about one of the greatest accomplishments in human history. Director Damien Chazelle immaculately balances First Man by keeping it as grounded on planet Earth as it is exhilarating in the movie’s climatic sequence on the moon. By showing the toll this dangerous mission took on Neil Armstrong and everyone else involved in this project over the years, it makes this biopic about the small step for man even more satisfying (and affecting) by the film’s conclusion.
Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (HOT LUNCH SPECIAL, MURDER FALCON, & THE WILDS). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more
Knuckleball is an upcoming thriller directed by Michael Peterson and stars Munro Chambers, Michael Ironside, Luca Villacis, Kathleen Munroe, Drew Nelson and Krista Bridges. Raven Banner will release the film in theaters beginning September 28, 2018 and VOD October 5, 2018. Here’s my exclusive interview with director Michael Peterson:
Sony did the right thing by letting Marvel Studios help shape a new Spider-Man and allow it to breathe in its Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Sony is still hush-hush on whether Venom will exist in the same universe as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, it’s evident about half way into the movie that Sony should have let Marvel Studios help shape the alien symbiote and its host. If people thought the 2007 iteration of the Venom character seen in Spider-Man 3 was bad, then just wait until they get a load of this one. Not even A-list star Tom Hardy, playing the host of a liquid-like form, is enough to save this new version of the character. Lazy, tone deaf, and laughable on just about every front, Venom isn’t a bad movie because it’s so bad it’s good, or that it feels like a movie from the early 2000’s, or that it’s rated PG-13 instead of R. It’s a bad movie because it’s just bad in every way, shape, and form.