Category: Reviews

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 »

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a review

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is the second film in the rebooted “Jurassic Park” series, and is technically the fifth movie of the franchise as a whole. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday. The cultural phenomenon of “Jurassic Park” was first released in 1993, based on the book by science fiction writer Michael… Read more »

“Better Call Saul:” A prequel done correctly

“Better Call Saul” is back on television on AMC, with Monday marking its sixth episode of its fourth season. Set as a prequel to the acclaimed AMC series “Breaking Bad,” it follows the life of Jimmy McGill, better known as Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. In “Breaking Bad,” he was the corrupt, fast-talking criminal… Read more »

BlacKkKlansman: The Birth of a Different Nation

“BlacKkKlansman” is a historical drama that is based on a bizarre true story. In the 1970s, Ron Stallworth, the first Black police officer of Colorado Springs police department, decided to go undercover and investigate the local Ku Klux Klan branch in the area. Of course, he couldn’t do this in person. Posing as a white… Read more »