Category: Reviews

2018 music review: A year of eclectic gems

It’s hard to label one year a “great year for music” because in reality, great music is being created every day, and each year is full of new unique releases. This year was no different, and I put together a list of what I think were the best releases of the year. This list is… Read more »

Overlord: Action horror that’s better than it should be

Imagine an action film set during WWII about a small squad of paratroopers sent behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied France on the eve of the D-Day landings.Imagine that it’s also part horror film as the squad comes across monsters created by evil Nazi experiments. The squad now has to battle through these monsters and their… Read more »

Green Room: A great thriller

Released in 2015, “Green Room” is a horror/thriller that was overlooked at first but has since gained high critical acclaim, some calling it a great movie. And it is. “Green Room” was written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who earlier in his career directed the well-received revenge thriller “Blue Ruin.” Set in the backwoods of… Read more »

Venom: A good blockbuster that tried to be something more

Sony Pictures has tried to create their own “Spider-Man” universe in recent years. There was “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012 starring Andy Garfield as the Wall Crawler. It was a solid movie. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” followed in 2014 with the hopes of more movies to come, but it was a bad movie and it… Read more »

Halloween: An awesome reboot or an awesome sequel

Here is another remake of a classic film – but wait, this one is actually good. “Halloween” is one of the iconic slasher films made by the duo of director/composer John Carpenter and producer/writer Debra Hill. “Halloween” has been remade before. Rob Zombie’s 2003 “Halloween” received mixed reviews and made the franchise even more confusing… Read more »

The Halloween franchise: A confusing history

This October, “Halloween” returns with another reboot of the classic horror film. Simply titled “Halloween,” this newest version seems promising, featuring the return of lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis as franchise character Laurie Strode, and John Carpenter, who directed the original. Released in 1978, the original “Halloween” followed the mysterious killer Michael Myers, who is… Read more »

The interesting history of the Teen Titans

In DC Comics there is the Justice League, an alliance of superheroes who seek to help the innocent and fight evil across the world. Then there are the Teen Titans, a team of teenage superheroes – some of whom began as sidekicks – who have the same mission. The Teen Titans has become a staple… Read more »

Predator: A modern action movie from the ‘80s

“Predator” was originally a classic action/horror film from 1987 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie was about a group of commandos who, while on a rescue mission in the Central American jungle finds themselves being hunted by an alien, dubbed the Predator, who hunts people for sport. In this reboot, the story follows Army Ranger sniper… Read more »

The Meg: A fun, dumb movie

I enjoy movies that are works of art, movies that ask bold questions about the world around us and cause me to think long after the credits are over. But I also enjoy movies about a giant shark that eats people. “The Meg” follows a deep sea research team off the coast of China. After… Read more »

“Deliverance”: A review in honor of Burt Reynolds

Movie icon Burt Reynolds once said “My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.” Reynolds died on Sept 6 at 82. So, in honor of his memory, here is one of his films that wouldn’t have to be shown in a prison or on an airplane. “Deliverance” is… Read more »