Movie Review: ‘The Dark Tower’ (2017)

The Dark Tower Gunslinger

Stephen King Fans Finally Get The Film Adaptation of The Dark Tower But Is This What They’ve Been Waiting Years For… Ever since iconic horror author Stephen King started his epic fantasy series with The Gunslinger in 1982, fans of the writer have been waiting to see The Dark Tower series adapted for the big screen. Fans of the series finally get that chance after decades of development. However, is this the film they’ve been waiting for? In short… no. The film follows the adventures of troubled youth Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor). Haunted by visions of The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), Jake […]

Movie Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’ (2017)

Atomic Blonde Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Once Again Proves She Can Stand Toe To Toe With Iconic Female Action Stars Like Sigourney Weaver & Linda Hamilton   If Furiosa wasn’t enough to cement Charlize Theron in the halls of great female action stars, the Atomic Blonde Lorraine should most definitely do the job. While the film struggles through spy mystery storyline that tries to be more clever than it is, Theron’s hardcore action sequences more than makeup for the lacking narrative. The middle third of the film may be a boring snoozefest. However, the climactic fight for survival makes the ticket worth the price of […]

VOD Review: ‘Alien: Reign of Man’ (2017)

Justin Price Alien: Reign of Man

Alien: Reign of Man Reminds You Space Is Cold, Bright, Sometimes Dark, & Pretty Scary… The strengths of Justin Price’s Alien: Reign of Man lie in the awesome production design and excellent special effects. When you consider the budget for a small time independent science picture such as this, the special effects looking this great make the film a successful work of art. However, where the film struggles is on the narrative side of things. Combine that with the quality of acting you’d expect from a movie like this, Alien: Reign of Man has a hard time setting itself apart from the […]

Movie Review: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets ‘ (2017)

Valerian Luc Besson

Luc Besson Brings Us Another Colorful Sci-Fi Adventure, If Only The Story Had As Much Meat As The Title…   There’s one thing Luc Besson is great at. Creating dazzling visuals, especially when it comes to science fiction.  The writer/director’s signature movies of that drama Lucy and The Fifth Element are two beautifully shot films. The latter of those two being a masterpiece of sci-fi story telling. When it comes to Besson’s latest futuristic adventure, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is closer to Lucy than The Fifth Element. While the world building and dazzling visuals Besson can create are loaded to […]

Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’ (2017)

Dunkirk Christopher Nolan Tom Hardy

Director Christopher Nolan Brings Us The Shortest War Epic Ever From magical acts to super hero movies to interstellar space travel, director Christopher Nolan has tackled nearly every genre with skill and ease. Now he sets his targets on the epic war genre. Oddly enough, Nolan delivers one of his shortest films to date with Dunkirk. Yet, that’s all the time the director needs to provide a stunning glimpse into the horror of war. What he delivers is a suspense filled story of survival rolled into a tight package that never lets you catch your breath. Taking place over the […]

VOD Review: ‘Bonejangles’ (2017)

Conventional Weapons Have No Effect On Bonejangles   Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned corny horror B-movie? That’s exactly what you get with Bonejangles. From director Brett DeJager and writer Keith Melcher, we get a slasher film like Friday the 13th mixed with a zombie film that resembles The Crazies. The film is a lot of fun and gives fans of the genre everything they are looking for. Yet, it could be even better had it set its focus on one horror sub-genre, rather than trying to create a swirl cone. The film starts off with our killer Edgar Friendly Jr., […]

Movie Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes

The First Trilogy of the Reboot of the Planet of the Apes Concludes With A Breathtaking & Heart Pounding Ending   In the age of cinematic universes, film reboots, remakes, and endless sequels, there is one franchise that gets it right with each new chapter. That franchise is The Planet of the Apes reboot/prequel trilogy. War for the Planet of the Apes continues the trend of saga one-upping its predecessor with each new addition to the story. The film gives a satisfying and heart pounding ending to the first trilogy. You know a story is successful when it has you cheering […]

Retro Review: ‘Planet of the Apes’ (1968)

Planet of the Apes Retro Review

Take Your Stinking Paws Off Me, You Damned Dirty Ape!   In 1968, when moviegoers first heard about the film, Planet of the Apes, the title obviously turned a lot of people off. Yet, the film was a box office and critical success. Few people probably thought the film would spawn one of the greatest film franchises in history. Spawning four direct sequels, an animated TV-series, a remake, and another trilogy of prequels/reboots. Obviously, the novel the film is based on by author Pierre Boule gets a lot of credit, but there’s no denying the quality of the 1968 film […]

TV Review: ‘Castlevania’ – Season One

Castlevania Netflix Anime

Netflix’s Anime Adaptation Of The Classic Video Game Castlevania Leaves A Lot To Desire… Most Notably, More Episodes!   For anyone who grew up blistering their thumbs playing Nintendo, they know all about the Konami classic Castlevania. Now, Netflix and Adi Shankar bring the iconic video game to life as an animated series. The Anime is full of demon hunting, vampire slaying, and lots of stigmatic religious symbolism. There’s only one problem, the series is way too short. The show’s story follows the video game series fairly closely. The year is 1475, and a church bishop just burnt Vlad Dracula Tepes’ wife […]

Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (2017)

Spider-Man Homecoming

Tom Holland Finally Proves You Can Be A Great Peter Parker AND Spider-Man & Michael Keaton Soars As The Vulture   In the last fifteen years, three men have worn the red spandex and played the part of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were both decent as the web slinger, but neither actor was able to get both Peter and his alter-ego’s personality down perfectly for the complete package. Maguire was a better Spider-Man, while Garfield was a better Peter. However, in Spider-Man: Homecoming Tom Holland manages to prove you can be both a great Peter and a great Spidey […]