Kevin’s Year-in-Review & The Best Movies of 2018 Including You Were Never Really Here

Kevin’s Year-in-Review & The Best Movies of 2018 Including You Were Never Really Here

2018 was another year of highs and lows on top of ups and downs thanks to the chaos of the daily news cycle, and the continued uncertainty about the future of cinema on the business side, as well as the magic of the theatrical experience that comes with the medium. But at the end of the day, the one constant positive was that in one way or the other, the movies were always there to make us laugh, give us catharsis, and escape the uncertain state of our current reality, regardless of genre, message or culture. And while Hollywood appeared to be moving in the direction toward rewarding films that connected with general audiences in this particular year, it was the genre films that stood out amongst the plethora of cinematic offerings through their thought-provoking messages about the current political climate, the state of society at this point in time, racial tensions, class struggles, mental illness and even how we connect to each other spiritually. From the films that had us gripping our armrests over existential terrors and the period pieces that went to 1970s New York and Victorian-era England, to heist films in contemporary America and stylish psychological thrillers, the cinema helped us ponder about the times we live in now, how we communicate with each other today, and who we are as people. So without further ado, this is a look back at the last year in movies, and the best films of 2018. Read more

Despite its Cracks, Glass is a Satisfying Conclusion to the Unbreakable Trilogy (Review)

Despite its Cracks, Glass is a Satisfying Conclusion to the Unbreakable Trilogy (Review)

It’s hard to believe that a trilogy from M. Night Shyamalan has come full circle, and that it stemmed from his first movie, Unbreakable. Back then, fans did not view films about vigilantes and villains as the type of movies that would play a pivotal role in the future of Hollywood (unless you made a vigilante movie centered around Batman). But boy have things changed since Bruce Willis’ David Dunn put on the rain slicker and saved the day in Unbreakable. After connecting the universe of Unbreakable with 2017’s Split, Shyamalan is back to give us the conclusion to this story of heroes and villains set in the City of Brotherly Love. While Glass may be the weakest of the Unbreakable trilogy and is certain to create watercooler talk about its twists, it offers a unique spin on the perception of comic book stories. Either way, Glass will satisfy fans of the characters from this trilogy despite its cracked structure.

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TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 01/16/19: SHREDDER IN HELL, ISOLA, & BLACK WIDOW

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 01/16/19: SHREDDER IN HELL, ISOLA, & BLACK WIDOW

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (SHREDDER IN HELL, ISOLA & BLACK WIDOW). 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

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 01/09/19: MARTAIN MANHUNTER, EUTHANAUTS & MURDER FALCON

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 01/09/19: MARTAIN MANHUNTER, EUTHANAUTS & MURDER FALCON

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (MARTIAN MANHUNTER, EUTHANAUTS, & MURDER FALCON). 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

TOP 10 COMICS OF 2018: WASTED SPACE, MISTER MIRACLE & THE DEAD HAND

TOP 10 COMICS OF 2018: WASTED SPACE, MISTER MIRACLE & THE DEAD HAND

See ya later 2018!! I mean this in the best way possible, there were some outstanding comics that came out last year. Despite it already being January, I thought I should still put together a little round-up of my favorite series. So in no particular order, here they are.
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The Top 10 Worst Movies of 2018 Feat. Truth or Dare, Fifty Shades Freed & More

The Top 10 Worst Movies of 2018 Feat. Truth or Dare, Fifty Shades Freed & More

Looking back on 2018, it wasn’t the strongest year for movies that we’ve had this decade. There were some really great films, but overall it was a bit underwhelming. In addition to underwhelming, we had some straight up awful movies to hit the theaters in 2018. Below is my list for the worst films of 2018. Read more

Sean’s Top 10 Movies of 2018: Roma, Vice & Thunder Road

Sean’s Top 10 Movies of 2018: Roma, Vice & Thunder Road

Even though it feels like I dealt with more issues at the theater this year than any time before (people talking, using their phones), 2018 was another great year at the movies. 2018 brought us many great movies. We experienced movies that brought current social issues from around the world to the big screen. We experienced movies that made us remember those beautiful days in the neighborhood with Mister Rogers and relive some of history’s most iconic moments, whether they took place on the moon or on stage for the whole world to see. We experienced streaming giants who made movies that are starting to get their feet wet and compete with the big studios that have been around much longer than them. We experienced movies that made us laugh, cry, connect, gasp, and, most importantly escape from reality. These experiences are a part of why we love movies so much, and that is why we should always talk about the best of the best every year. Talk about the ones that deserve the attention. Ones that you may have not heard about that absolutely deserve your time (and money). Are there movies left off this list that deserve to be seen as well? Of course! It happens every year. Making this year’s list was more difficult for me than in years past. But anywho, follow me for what I think were the best movies of 2018.

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Mark’s Favorite Movies of 2018 Feat. Paddington 2, Incredibles 2 & More

Mark’s Favorite Movies of 2018 Feat. Paddington 2, Incredibles 2 & More

What a year 2018 was!  All kinds of wonderful and not-so-wonderful movies and it’s always fun to look back and see which ones were my favorites.   Bear in mind, that these are just the things I’ve seen and reviewed so if you see something that you think should have won (or at least been nominated), either I didn’t have a chance to review it or I DID review it but would like to pretend that it didn’t exist.

Also, minor spoilers ahead.  Fair warning. Read more

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 01/02/19: ANIMOSITY, CODA & UNNATURAL

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 01/02/19: ANIMOSITY, CODA & UNNATURAL

Wednesday is here again, and it’s the first one of the year, which means a new week and year for new comics (ANIMOSITY, CODA & UNNATURAL). 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

Mary Poppins Returns is Fun & Faithful to The Original but Falls Short of a Classic (Review)

Mary Poppins Returns is Fun & Faithful to The Original but Falls Short of a Classic (Review)

I have to admit, the hype got to me with Mary Poppins Returns.  Hearing Emily Blunt talk about how she couldn’t try to be Julie Andrews but instead had to just do her own version of Mary Poppins piqued my interest.  It’s not like there were really any competing movies out this week. Another Transformers movie and another superhero movie? Pass.  Truth be told, the original 1964 Mary Poppins filled my little gay heart with joy.  How could I resist having a look? Could they make a successful sequel? Maybe, but I had my doubts before the film even began when some of the actors came out and thanked us for coming to their film. That never bodes well. Read more