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When Big Bears Invade is Canadian Carnage-Filled Fun for The Whole Family (Review)

From Renegade Arts Entertainment comes an epic new original graphic novel/children’s book — When Big Bears Invade. Brought to you by writer Alexander Finbow and artist Nyco Rudolph, the book features gigantic bears laying waste to Canadian landmarks and cities. Continue reading When Big Bears Invade is Canadian Carnage-Filled Fun for The Whole Family (Review)

The Strain Season 4: A Supremely Satisfying & Brutal Conclusion to The Series (Review)

From FX and the minds of Guillermo Del Toro and Carlton Cuse comes the second season in this vampire apocalypse saga The Strain, which stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Richard Sammel, Rupert Penry-Jones, Miguel Gomez, Ruta Gedmintas, Natalie Madison Brown, Ben Hyland, Jonathan Hyde and Kevin Durand. The fourth and final season debuted July 16, 2017. Continue reading The Strain Season 4: A Supremely Satisfying & Brutal Conclusion to The Series (Review)

Mother! A Strange, Demanding Trip and Well Worth It (Review)

It’s hard to talk about a film like Mother! without feeling like you’re giving something away.  I’m going to try to avoid spoilers here (not that I think Mother! really CAN be spoiled) but this film is so specific yet ambiguous that any discussion might color your perceptions going in.  If you’re planning on seeing this and want the very full experience, don’t read this review, just go see the film.  THEN read it and see if you agree.  Me, I had been warned going in – this is a weird weird film.  Personally I liked it but the other people in the theater did not; I  definitely heard some grumbling from the other patrons as I left. Continue reading Mother! A Strange, Demanding Trip and Well Worth It (Review)

Preacher Season 2 Delivers What We Never Knew We Wanted – A Heroic Hitler (Review)

From AMC, executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) comes the TV adaptation of Garth Ennis’ and Steve Dillon’s iconic DC: Vertigo comic series Preacher. Starring Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish and Noah Taylor – Season 3 debuts Summer, 2018 (tentatively). Continue reading Preacher Season 2 Delivers What We Never Knew We Wanted – A Heroic Hitler (Review)

IT: A lesson in What Real Horror is. Terrifying from Beginning to End (Review)

I’ve been waiting to see It for a long time.  This was my first exposure to It, I hadn’t read the book or seen the Tim Curry miniseries (I know, shame on me) so I really have nothing to compare it to.  Let me tell you – it lives up to the hype.  It is legitimately terrifying in so many different ways.  And it’s not just killer clown monsters, either.  There are psychotic bullies and horrible adults too.  Those kids can’t catch a break.

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It: A Horror Movie with Depth? Sure, I’ll Float With That (Review)

I don’t remember the last time a horror movie had as much hype as IT. I am here to say that IT pretty much lives up to the hype. There are a few issues, but overall it is a fantastic mixture of horror and comedy, which I did not expect. Just a disclaimer, I did not read the book. Continue reading It: A Horror Movie with Depth? Sure, I’ll Float With That (Review)

Patti Cake$ is the La La Land of the Side Hustle (Review)

Chances are if you grew up close to any sort of urban area, you knew somebody with grand ambitions of becoming a rapper.  Since the hip hop genre became so mainstream, the luxurious life of a famous rapper has called out to young kids the world over.  There have been countless films portraying this ambition, whether they be fictional or biopics of real life hip hop success stories like 2015’s Straight Outta Compton.  Patti Cake$ is the latest film to take on this archetype, and it’s indie charm gives way to it’s successes. Continue reading Patti Cake$ is the La La Land of the Side Hustle (Review)

Baywatch: When Your Best Gag is Zac Efron Playing With a Dead Guy’s Balls… (Blu-ray Review)

From Paramount Pictures and director  Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) comes the bigscreen remake of Baywatch. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Hannibal Buress and Rob Huebel with cameos from original stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. Baywatch hits blu-ray August 29, 2017.  Continue reading Baywatch: When Your Best Gag is Zac Efron Playing With a Dead Guy’s Balls… (Blu-ray Review)