Category Archives: Reviews

How Can You Not Love John Oliver?

It’s funny, I don’t think I would regard myself as part of a specific political party. But I most definitely vote for a party/candidate that is in most in-line with my concerns and beliefs. It just happens to be Democrat more often than not.

That said, this current administration is scary, horrifying and dangerous. And I definitely look to comedians for more insight into the news. I know that sounds absolutely insane. But I would definitely argue that shows like THE DAILY SHOW, among others, do more research than national & local news outlets.

Which brings me to John Oliver.

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Review: ‘ANNIHILATION’

You know, I really hate the term, “heady”, when describing something a little more substantive than other, in this case, movies. But, for lack of a better term, ANNIHILATION is definitely a “heady” sci-fi movie. Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less from writer/director Alex Garland.

But here’s the thing, I’ve always felt like I’ve been pretty good with coming away with something from something like a heady movie. Especially with Garland’s work. Whether it be his previous directing effort, EX MACHINA, or the copious amounts of screenplays he’s written. Safe to say I’m definitely a fan of the creative.

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Review: ‘BLACK PANTHER’

Let’s be honest, if you’re a fan of Marvel movies, or comics in general, chances are you’ve already seen this movie. And, again, let’s be honest, you know you LOVED IT! I know I definitely did.

But this review is more for the movie fans who might consider comic book movies not necessarily their thing. And to them, I would offer, this is definitely worth going to the theatre to see!

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Is ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ a Hot Mess? Yea, Kinda…

I try to stay away from reviews about anything entertainment that I’m a fan of. Be it comics, TV, movies, whatever. If marketing does it’s job, and sparks an interest, I’d like to find out for myself. But headlines are hard to avoid. And every now and again, the click bait does it’s job, and I read a review or two.

Such was the case with Vanity Fair and JUSTICE LEAGUE.

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REVIEW: ‘THE DARK TOWER’

Now you should probably know going into this that I’m only vaguely familiar with the books, mainly from spotting early Dave McKean cover art on early releases in the book store, and I’ve never read THE DARK TOWER books as a whole… well, with the exception of a couple volumes of the MARVEL adaptations… but Peter David is definitely no Stephen King. I mainly bought and read them for Jae Lee’s art, which was FANTASTIC! But those readings were a faint memory seeing this movie.

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REVIEW: ‘VALERIAN’

I have to say, VALERIAN was a bit of a disappointment. It’s funny, I used to joke that the hallmark of a bad movie was if the only goof thing you’d have to say about it was how good the visual effects were. And that was definitely the case here.

Now in all fairness, I read some reviews going in. And they all pretty much talked about how the movie was too long, boring, the leads had no chemistry, etc. And, honestly, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, it’s all pretty much true.  Continue reading REVIEW: ‘VALERIAN’

REVIEW: OKJA

Inclusion has been a hot topic in Hollywood lately. Both with gender and ethnicity. Why do I mention that? Well, I hadn’t realized that OKJA was produced, at least in part, by Tilda Swinton, and some of you might remember Margret Cho going on a social media rampage about a conversation (which were actually emails) she had with Tilda over inclusion when she was promoting DOCTOR STRANGE… as for that whole cluster, I’m Team Tilda all the way! And that’s a Korean saying that.

BUT in those emails, Tilda had mentioned that she was producing a movie with Stephen Yeun, and I had NO IDEA “THIS” was that movie!

And in short, OKJA is SO GOOD!

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