Black Summer is Next Level Horror; Like Watching Cuaron Directing a Zombie Epic (Review)

Black Summer is Next Level Horror; Like Watching Cuaron Directing a Zombie Epic (Review)

Black Summer is a Netflix original series and prequel to the SyFy zombie show Z Nation from creators John Hyams and Karl Schaefer. It stars Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, Christine Lee, Kelsey Flower, Erika Hau and Sal Velez Jr. Read more

Long Shot is a Consistently Hilarious Instant Classic (Review)

Long Shot is a Consistently Hilarious Instant Classic (Review)

Long Shot is 2019’s first comedy hit. Not only is it a hit in 2019, but it’ll go down as one of the best comedies of the 2000s. Overall, it is a pleasant surprise that’ll make you cry from laughing in one scene, and then be surprisingly touching in another. Who knew that Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron would be this good together? There’s so much to like about this one, let’s take a look below at what all worked. Read more

The Curse of La Llorona Cares about Story, Characters & That Depth of Emotional Investment Pays Dividends (Review)

The Curse of La Llorona Cares about Story, Characters & That Depth of Emotional Investment Pays Dividends (Review)

This week I saw The Curse of La Llorona.  There wasn’t a lot of hype over this one; the trailers played for a few weeks beforehand and then here it is, sandwiched in the week between Hellboy and that new Avengers movie.  I wasn’t that excited and it looked like nobody else was, either. The theatre was not very full. That says more about the promotion of The Curse of La Llorona than the quality of the film. Read more

Hellboy is Beautifully Gruesome & David Harbour is Excellent (Review)

Hellboy is Beautifully Gruesome & David Harbour is Excellent (Review)

I’ve been looking forward to a new Hellboy since I first heard about it.  I was a humongous fan of the original two Hellboys (and also director Guillermo del Toro) and even though he wasn’t directing this latest reboot, it looked like it was going to be awesome.  Then something happened and it turned out horrible? At the time of this writing, Rotten Tomatoes has Hellboy 2019 at 15% and I think it deserves better. So now that I’ve seen what all the fuss (and the hate) was about, I have to ask:  what happened here? Read more

Scary Stories Dives Deep into Alvin Schwartz & Stephen Gammell’s Legendary Novels (Review)

Scary Stories Dives Deep into Alvin Schwartz & Stephen Gammell’s Legendary Novels (Review)

Scary Stories is an upcoming documentary about the infamous cult classic ‘kids’ book series Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark from Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell. The film hits select theaters April 26 via Wild Eye Releasing and VOD May 7th with a DVD release July 16th. Here is my review: Read more

Missing Link is A Delightful, Solid Story Told Through Incredible Animation (Review)

Missing Link is A Delightful, Solid Story Told Through Incredible Animation (Review)

Ever since their debut with the feature film Coraline in 2009, Laika Studios has put out consistently strong films well-received by critics and audiences alike. Their newest film, Missing Link, continues the trend with a story about an explorer who helps the legendary beast Sasquatch find his homeland, and the result is another example of Laika doing what they do best, and that’s enthrall audiences with breathtaking stop-motion animation that tells a solid, endearing story for the whole family to enjoy. Read more

Pet Sematary is Legitimately, Unrelentingly Terrifying (Review)

Pet Sematary is Legitimately, Unrelentingly Terrifying (Review)

God I love Stephen King.  I’ve been looking forward to Pet Sematary since I saw the trailer.  I’ve never read the book but I saw the 1989 movie, which would be handy for comparison if I could remember anything about it. Sadly, that was 25+ years ago so all I remember was it scared the piss out of me. That was enough though – I had high hopes for this 2019 remake. Read more

Bumblebee Delivers What Fans Have Been Craving – a REAL Transformers Movie (4K Blu-ray Review)

Bumblebee Delivers What Fans Have Been Craving – a REAL Transformers Movie (4K Blu-ray Review)

Bumblebee is available to own on Blu-ray/DVD April 2, 2019 from Paramount Home Media Distribution and director Travis Knight. The latest Transformers film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Dylan O’Brien, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Peter Cullen, Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux. Read more

The Mule Prefers Gardening Over Shooting Criminals in The Face (4K Blu-ray Review)

The Mule Prefers Gardening Over Shooting Criminals in The Face (4K Blu-ray Review)

The Mule arrives on Blu-ray/DVD April 2, 2019 from Warner Bros. Pictures and director/star Clint Eastwood. The true story film also stars Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia and Ignacio Serricchio. Read more

The Beach Bum is Carefully Made & Nuanced But I Didn’t Get The Point (Review)

The Beach Bum is Carefully Made & Nuanced But I Didn’t Get The Point (Review)

A friend of mine who is a Harmony Korine fan predicted that I would not like The Beach Bum but I thought I might like it.  After all, I absolutely didn’t want to see the Live Action Remake of Dumbo and after seeing the trailer, there was a good chance there could be all sorts of surfer fan service, so odds were good that there would be something in it for me.   And since I don’t feel like being wrong at all, I’m going to say that I loved The Beach Bum. I just need to find a way to explain why. Read more

Aquaman is The Fast & Furious of Superhero Movies (4K Blu-ray Review)

Aquaman is The Fast & Furious of Superhero Movies (4K Blu-ray Review)

Aquaman hits Blu-ray March 26, 2019 from director James Wan and Warner Bros. Studios/DC Comics. The film stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren and Temuera Morrison. Read more

Shazam! is The Best Captain Marvel Experience of 2019 & Peak DC Movie-Making (Review)

Shazam! is The Best Captain Marvel Experience of 2019 & Peak DC Movie-Making (Review)

Shazam! hits theaters April 5 from director David Sandberg and Warner Bros. Pictures, based on the DC Comics character. The film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton and Cooper Andrews. Read more

US is Creepy as Hell & Makes Brilliant Use of The Uncanny (Review)

US is Creepy as Hell & Makes Brilliant Use of The Uncanny (Review)

Wow, people sure are talking about Us, Jordan Peele’s latest film. Apparently it’s crazier than Get Out or maybe it’s less crazy than Get Out, but one thing seems to be certain – if you liked Get Out, you’ll LOVE Us.  Well what about those of us who didn’t see Get Out? There must be dozens of us, after all. How do you describe this Jordan Peele’s 2019 movie without referring to  his one in 2017? I’ll give it a shot – Us is my first exposure to this writer/director/producer. Read more