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

Jordan Peele’s Terrifying ‘Us’ is the Year’s First Must-See Movie (Review)

Jordan Peele’s Terrifying ‘Us’ is the Year’s First Must-See Movie (Review)

Director Jordan Peele took the world by storm with his directorial debut, Get Out, back in 2017. The picture amassed over $255 million dollars at the box office on a $4-million dollar budget, generated social commentary, and later nabbed Peele his first-ever Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Ever since then, moviegoers and entertainment writers alike wondered what Peele would tell audiences next. Surprisingly, Peele returned to the horror genre with another original idea, Us. With the bar being set very high thanks to his previous movie, the expectations for Us were somewhat unprecedented. But thanks to confident direction and another knockout script that presents new ideas, horrors, humor, and great character development, Peele has struck gold once again. Us is the year’s first memorable movie; it’s a horror movie that will require multiple viewings to appreciate its brilliance in showing us new horrors that won’t soon leave the minds of those that step into Peele’s new story.

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Deadly Class Season One is Stylistically Incredible TV from Comic Book Madman Rick Remender (Review)

Deadly Class Season One is Stylistically Incredible TV from Comic Book Madman Rick Remender (Review)

Deadly Class is a SyFy original series based on the Image comic series from executive producer/co-showrunner/writer Rick Remender and artist Wesley Craig. Starring Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, Liam James, Tom Stevens, Jack Gillett and Taylor Hickson – here is my review of season one. Read more

Love, Death & Robots is a Masterful Spiritual Successor to 1981’s Heavy Metal (Review)

Love, Death & Robots is a Masterful Spiritual Successor to 1981’s Heavy Metal (Review)

Love, Death & Robots season one is currently streaming on Netflix from writer Tim Miller (Deadpool), animation production company Blur Studio and producers Joshua DonenDavid Fincher, Jennifer Miller (and Miller himself). Voice actors include Mary Elizabeth WinsteadTopher GraceGary ColeSamira Wiley, Stefan Kapičić and MANY more. This is my review: Read more

Climax is a Stylish, Terrifying Drug Trip Into The Horrors of Humanity (Review)

Climax is a Stylish, Terrifying Drug Trip Into The Horrors of Humanity (Review)

Whether you love or hate the filmmaking auteur Gaspar Noé, his films are never boring and never fail to generate conversation upon their theatrical release. His latest film, Climax, is no different, as it follows a company of dancers throwing a party turned nightmarish once they learn their sangria is spiked with a psychotropic drug, causing their sense of human decency to erode along with their inhibitions in horrific, existential fashion. Read more

Fighting With My Family is a Heartwarming Tribute to The Real Skill & Difficulty of Professional Wrestling (Review)

Fighting With My Family is a Heartwarming Tribute to The Real Skill & Difficulty of Professional Wrestling (Review)

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down to see Fighting with My Family.  I knew it was a movie that somehow involved wrestling and that’s about it. I hadn’t even seen the trailer and I couldn’t tell anything from the audience.  Different films bring different audience demographics and this one was all over the map. I’m not a wrestling fan or even a sports fan, there wasn’t much I could relate to in Fighting with My Family, but from the first scene, I could tell this was something different. Read more

Formulaic Captain Marvel Flies High Thanks to Brie Larson (Review)

Formulaic Captain Marvel Flies High Thanks to Brie Larson (Review)

Thanos better watch out in next month’s Avengers: Endgame because the Avengers’ secret weapon is coming: Captain Marvel.

That’s not a spoiler from Captain Marvel, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). For those who saw last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, audiences were teased at movie’s end via a pager that the “most cosmic superhero of all” is on her way. And ever since then, audiences eagerly have been awaiting the female heroine’s big screen debut. Surprisingly, and despite being formulaic, the first female superhero movie in the MCU (only took 11 long years); Captain Marvel is another bonafide entry in the ever-growing superhero movie universe thanks to a likeable lead heroine in Brie Larson, her supporting cast, and some fantastic action sequences and visual effects.

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Greta is Familiar, Yet Effective & Thrilling Thanks to Isabelle Huppert (Review)

Greta is Familiar, Yet Effective & Thrilling Thanks to Isabelle Huppert (Review)

So far, 2019 has been pretty slow for cinema. This is not an uncommon thing considering January, February, and March typically don’t have the most compelling films released. So, it’s nice when a movie can surprise us. While Greta isn’t the most original thriller, it still manages to overcome problems thanks to an effective third act and poised performances from Chloe Grace Mortez and Isabelle Huppert. There is a lot to like about this one and like any film, it doesn’t come without its issues. Let’s take a look at what worked and what didn’t.  Read more

The Atomic Victory Squad Issue 1 Delivers One of The Most Twisted Superhero Origin Stories Ever (Review)

The Atomic Victory Squad Issue 1 Delivers One of The Most Twisted Superhero Origin Stories Ever (Review)

The Atomic Victory Squad is an independent comic book series, with a crowd-funding campaign via IndieGoGo, from creator Lowell Dean (Wolfcop, Supergrid), artist Javier Martin Caba, cover artist Mike Anderson and letterer Micah Myers. This is my review of issue 1: Read more

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Features The Best Villain I’ve Seen in awhile (Review)

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Features The Best Villain I’ve Seen in awhile (Review)

So here we are with the third in the instalment of the franchise, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.  It was supposed to be amazing. It’s been a while since I’ve thought about the How to Train Your Dragon franchise.  The last one to come out was in 2014 and I remember it being good but not something they could follow up. The theater was certainly full, mostly of of little kids doing what little kids do in theaters; in this case that was kicking seats and coughing with their mouths open.   Read more

Fighting With My Family is a Fun, Feel-Good Story About Wrestling & The Bonds of Family (Review)

Fighting With My Family is a Fun, Feel-Good Story About Wrestling & The Bonds of Family (Review)

Ever since its inception in 2002, WWE Studios hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to a theatrical output. But with WWE alumni Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson onboard to produce Fighting With My Family, a film from writer-director Stephen Merchant about the life of Paige, one of the promotion’s own professional wrestlers, the company finally takes a step in an upward direction in quality thanks to a strong script with funny banter, likable characters and strong performances from everyone involved. Read more