The Saga of The Jack of Spades Reads as Robin Hood Playing Poker With A Song of Ice & Fire (Review)

The Saga of The Jack of Spades Reads as Robin Hood Playing Poker With A Song of Ice & Fire (Review)

The Saga of The Jack of Spades Volume 1 is available now from publisher Renegade Arts Entertainment. From writer Chase Kantor, colorist Sabrina O’ Donnell and artist Daniel Schneider comes a deep medieval epic in the vein of Robin Hood and Game of Thrones. Here’s my review of the first trade: Read more

Color Out of Space is a Cinematic Acid Trip Through a Forest of Technicolor Horrors (Review)

Color Out of Space is a Cinematic Acid Trip Through a Forest of Technicolor Horrors (Review)

Color Out of Space is based on the H.P. Lovecraft story and is directed by Richard Stanley. Starring Nicolas Cage, Madeleine Arthur, Elliot Knight, Tommy Chong and Brendan Meyer the film hits theaters January 24, 2020 from RLJE Films. This is my review: Read more

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Delivers The Most Brutal Action Yet for The Franchise… But That’s It (4K Blu-ray Review)

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Delivers The Most Brutal Action Yet for The Franchise… But That’s It (4K Blu-ray Review)

From producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller (Deadpool), comes “the Terminator movie we’ve been waiting for” (Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment).  TERMINATOR: DARK FATE arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD January 28 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Read more

Weathering With You is an Astonishing Anime Film That’s Powerful in its Poignancy (Review)

Weathering With You is an Astonishing Anime Film That’s Powerful in its Poignancy (Review)

Feature length Japanese anime continues to fly under the radar among the several mediums of animation, and one filmmaker that’s become prolific within the niche in recent years is Makoto Shinkai, who has made a name for himself by combining young romance narratives with concepts rooted in science fiction. His first film to breakthrough with an American audience was Children Who Chase Lost Voices, which came out in 2011 to critical acclaim, but he would gain all that and more in 2017, when his body-swapping and time-jumping romance, Your Name, would become the highest grossing Japanese film of all time.  Read more

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is Everything You Love from The Kevin Smith Cinematic Universe & So Much More (Review)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is Everything You Love from The Kevin Smith Cinematic Universe & So Much More (Review)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is written by, directed by and stars Kevin Smith! The highly anticipated sequel hits Blu-ray and digital release on January 21, 2020. The film stars Jason Mewes, Harley Quinn Smith, Aparna Brielle, Treshelle Edmond, Alice Wen and an insane amount of cameos including Fred Armisen, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Justin Long, Melissa Benoist, Ralph Garman and TONS MORE. Here is my review: Read more

Staggering WWI Epic ‘1917’ Will Have Your Heart Racing (Review)

Staggering WWI Epic ‘1917’ Will Have Your Heart Racing (Review)

If you thought Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was intense, director Sam Mendes’ 1917 is here to say, “Hold my beer.” That’s not a diss to Dunkirk, which was one of the best movies of 2017. But after witnessing another staggering war epic in the case of 1917, it feels like it’s in a league of its own. This largely is due to 1917 playing out like a one-shot movie. If you’re not familiar with that term, a one-shot movie is “a full-length movie filmed in one long take by a single camera, or manufactured to give the impression it was” (according to Wikipedia). And thanks to a combination of other impressive achievements that come together on the big screen, 1917 is not only filmmaking at its best, but it’s also the best movie of 2019, period.

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You: Season 2 is Addicting, Subversive & Gripping (Review)

You: Season 2 is Addicting, Subversive & Gripping (Review)

We all look for love in all the wrong places, right? For Joe Goldberg, he takes things to the next level when he finds love. Season 1 of You showed us that. And boy, was it shocking addicting. When season 2 was announced, it was easy to be excited considering that the finale of season one ended with a cliffhanger. This time, it is a full Netlfix production (season one was originally a Lifetime production), and there are some noticeable differences, but fear not, they’re mostly good. More on that later. For now, let’s dive into what makes season two great.

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Uncut Gems is a Chaotic & Compelling Career-Best for the Safdies and Adam Sandler (Review)

Uncut Gems is a Chaotic & Compelling Career-Best for the Safdies and Adam Sandler (Review)

Adam Sandler is a comedian whose film slate has been often ranked near the bottom of the barrel when it comes to cinematic entertainment in recent years, but when he branches out into dramatic territory, he turns in an unforgettable performance. Sandler turns in what’s arguably his career-best work as an actor in Uncut Gems, which is also a career-best film from Josh and Benny Safdie thanks to the evolution of their filmmaking craft, strong performances from Sandler and the entire ensemble, and a realistic portrayal of New York City nightlife. Read more

The Rise of Skywalker Sticks The Landing For True Star Wars Fans (Review)

The Rise of Skywalker Sticks The Landing For True Star Wars Fans (Review)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters from Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher and more — here is my spoiler free review! Read more

Curiosity Kills All Who See The Catastrophe That is ‘Cats’ (Review)

Curiosity Kills All Who See The Catastrophe That is ‘Cats’ (Review)

Andrew Lloyd Webber has made such a prolific name for himself as an impresario in the world of musical theater, that there have been select attempts at bringing his work from the stage to the silver screen; first with Evita in the mid-90s, and the 2004 adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Now, after becoming one of the longest running shows on Broadway since its debut in 1981, his arguably most famous musical, Cats, finally gets the big-screen treatment courtesy of Universal Pictures and co-writer/director Tom Hooper.  Read more

New Cast Members Keep Things Fairly Fresh in Jumanji: The Next Level (Review)

New Cast Members Keep Things Fairly Fresh in Jumanji: The Next Level (Review)

It’s hard to believe that a sequel to Jumanji made over $950 million dollars just two years ago. With likable stars attached, including Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, and a new concept that worked, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle became a box office smash. With word of mouth that helped keep its legs at the box office through the holidays, it was inevitable that a sequel would be fast-tracked. Like a video game sequel (which is what Jumanji is nowadays), Jumanji: The Next Level is here with a concept of being bigger in terms of scope and characters – just like most sequels to video games. Does it work as another entertaining action adventure? Yes, it does. But does it reach or surpass the score level of its predecessor? Not exactly, but that’s fine.

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IT Chapter Two: Don’t Wait for The Director’s Cut – Buy This Now (4K Blu-ray Review)

IT Chapter Two: Don’t Wait for The Director’s Cut – Buy This Now (4K Blu-ray Review)

Come back and play when “IT Chapter Two” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on December 10, 2019. Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Read more