TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 08/15/18: CROWDED, BABYTEETH & VAGRANT QUEEN

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 08/15/18: CROWDED, BABYTEETH & VAGRANT QUEEN

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (CROWDED, BABYTEETH & VAGRANT QUEEN). 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

Slender Man Manages to Be Both Scary & Boring at The Same Time (Review)

Slender Man Manages to Be Both Scary & Boring at The Same Time (Review)

I like Slender Man.  I think the original creepypasta post was awesome; it was original and  deliciously mysterious. I liked the game Slender: The Eight Pages, too, it was terrifying.  So even though I didn’t like the trailer and heard it had low reviews, I was curious about the Slender Man movie.  Well consider my curiosity satisfied, I sat through the entire thing, saw what it had to offer and now I know. I’m going to spoil my review in the first paragraph – it was awful.  I’m also going to spoil the movie in the following paragraphs. If you want to see this thing, you shouldn’t be reading my review. Read more

The Meg Has a Decent-Sized But Disappointing Bite (Review)

The Meg Has a Decent-Sized But Disappointing Bite (Review)

It’s been long overdue for director Jon Turteltaub to escape from National Treasure-purgatory, and he does so with The Meg, a deep sea horror picture pitting Jason Statham against a monstrous prehistoric shark. Through Warner Bros. Pictures and Chinese investors, Turteltaub succeeds in adapting the novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror to life with a film that could have been something more, but is ultimately entertaining for its run time.  Read more

BlacKkKlansman is The Most Powerful & Important Movie of 2018 (Review)

BlacKkKlansman is The Most Powerful & Important Movie of 2018 (Review)

There is no doubt that Spike Lee is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. Let’s face it… It is absolutely a CRIME that his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” didn’t win Best Picture. To this day it is one of the best films in history. In the past 10 years or so, Lee has been making less memorable films. 2006’s “Inside Man” was very well-directed, but that is honestly the last movie Lee made that gripped audiences and didn’t let them go. Miracle at Saint Ana was very disappointing and Chi-Raq kind of flew under the radar. When the trailer for BlacKkKlansman debuted, it was and still is the best trailer of 2018. The pressure was on for Lee to deliver on this unbelievable true story. It is safe to say that he didn’t disappoint at all with this one. BlacKkKlansman is 2018’s first true Oscar film that will have 6 or more nominations, including Best Picture and Best Directing. Read more

The Darkest Minds is Fun But Riddled with Fridge Logic (Review)

The Darkest Minds is Fun But Riddled with Fridge Logic (Review)

This week is The Darkest Minds because I wasn’t actually interested in The Spy Who Dumped Me and the realistic stuffed animals of Christopher Robin terrified me.  This is the classic example of low expectations – I generally don’t like Young Adult movies (especially when based on Young Adult Fiction) and the trailer made The Darkest Minds look pretty silly.  Still, I was in a good mood and I liked the ‘Push’ (which had a similar premise) and I found myself pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t that bad. I’m going to spoil small details in this review but no plot points. Read more

Take a Heartwarming Stroll Back to Hundred Acre Wood with Christopher Robin (Review)

Take a Heartwarming Stroll Back to Hundred Acre Wood with Christopher Robin (Review)

Disney’s trend of reimagining (or remaking) animated classics into live action movies continues with Christopher Robin, which reunites the once imaginative boy as an adult with his friends from Hundred Acre Wood. In recent years, the mouse house (Disney) has focused on these live-action reimaginings instead of creating original movies. While the majority of these efforts have been successful and entertaining, honestly, something has been missing from all of them. After viewing Christopher Robin, it’s apparent that the earlier remakes have been missing a sense of purpose. This is not the case with Christopher Robin. As warm and delightful as the “hunny” Pooh always thinks about, Christopher Robin teaches a valuable lesson that resonates with both adults and children.

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Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 1 is an Exciting New Direction for The Franchise (Review)

Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 1 is an Exciting New Direction for The Franchise (Review)

Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuts September 17, 2018 on Nickelodeon from director Rob Paulsen (TMNT Royalty) and executive producer Andy Suriano (Samurai Jack). The series stars the voice talents of Omar Miller, Ben Schwartz, Josh Brener, Brandon Mychal Smith, Kat Graham, John Cena and Eric Bauza. Read more

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 08/01/18: 2000AD, LEVIATHAN & THE WILDS

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 08/01/18: 2000AD, LEVIATHAN & THE WILDS

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (2000AD, LEVIATHAN & 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

Ranking the Mission Impossible Franchise Including Fallout

Ranking the Mission Impossible Franchise Including Fallout

With the release of Mission Impossible: Fallout, we are officially 6 movies in on a 22 year-long franchise. It is pretty impressive that they have kept the same lead and supporting actors and there’s been no reboot with a new cast or studio. The beauty of the Mission Impossible films is that they continue to get better as they go on. That and Tom Cruise does all of his own epic stunts and that is simply so impressive. Cruise is also somehow getting younger-looking and faster. Must have something to do with that Church of Scientology…. Anyway, below is a list ranking all of the Mission Impossible films from worst to best. Read more