This was Netflix’s compelling docuseries before that other one about…slightly bigger cats kind of blew up. This docuseries is a hard sell because it shows animal murder leaving little to the imagination. However, if you can get past the undeniably sickening photos shown this one is actually really neat. It recounts the efforts of a … Continue reading Don’t F*** With Cats
Concessions Confession: The Invisible Guest is everything you’d want in a mystery thriller, full of twists, deception, and tantalizing crime. Following the contemporary thriller format of misdirection and making the ‘mystery’ itself what needs to be solve; The Invisible Guest might take its trickery too far but never stops being engaging. Log Line: Spanish businessman … Continue reading The Invisible Guest (REVIEW)
In a nutshell: Scoob! ultimately lacks identity and constantly grapples with what to be. A barrage of homage to a beloved franchise while simultaneously showing no interest in the characters, mysteries, or heart that made it a classic to begin with. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo go on a modern adventure which apparently means joining up with … Continue reading Scoob! Just Doesn’t Scooby-Doo it for Me!
A film that demonstrates a rich dichotomy between ideological differences can be considered as old as film itself. Yet, international director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, Blindness) delivers with his recent film The Two Popes in constructing the perfect paradox of a film that feels entirely timeless as well as crucially contemporary.
When it comes to 1917 I’m left wondering if people just read the press kit or if they actually went and sat through the entire movie. I thought 1917 maybe suffered from an incredibly unimaginable title but the real truth of the matter is what else was there to name it. The characters and plot … Continue reading 1917 – Mendes Plastic Bag on the Battlefield?
I mean it’s only February so it might be too early for this but having vaguely positive remarks about Sonic the Hedgehog might be the most surprising review I write this year. Sonic the Hedgehog to me has just become this unruly beast of inherent cringe but it’s that reputation that has almost made the … Continue reading Sonic The Hedgehog Movie: Chaos Controlled?
I write about movies, therefore I am by law supposed to tell you who I think is going to win a toned-physique golden bald guy. This breaks a lot of the rules I roll by here, I don't like doing things because it's trendy and I don't like discussing things if I am ill-informed. If … Continue reading Spoiling The Oscars with Accurate Predictions – K’s Oscar Party
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the old Clone Wars, Grievous is trying to persuade Kenobi that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes his multi-armed form and says, “Now I am … Continue reading The Rise of Skywalker: A Desperate Plea For Attention
Knives Out is a movie, and I saw it, and I recommend seeing it, I guess? Rian Johnson’s Whodunit murder mystery features an eccentric family and their fancy estate gained from the twisted murderous tales of Harlan Thrombey suddenly find themselves living in such a tale. A star-studded cast, a convoluted yet indulging mystery, and … Continue reading Twisting The Knife? Knives Out Review
The Villain of Frozen II After the great bamboozle that was Hans Christian Anderson being the villain of his own story, Frozen II figured there was only one twist that could top that…. there being no antagonist at all. The lurking evil wasn’t some mystical magical forest entity or some cosmic event. The real evil … Continue reading Frozen II: The Big Review (Part II)
Doctor Sleep, maybe more like Doctor puts me to Sleep; maybe more like Doctor I Can’t Sleep That Child Torture Scene is Pretty Intense. Doctor Sleep is the third Stephen King cocaine induced fever dream turned into a theatrical release this year and this one is very fascinating to me. I feel it is appropriate … Continue reading My ‘Doctor Sleep’ Drinking Games Will Kill You!
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. But what exactly fosters fear? Unexplained creatures of the night, devious psychos lurking invading our quaint neighborhoods? What about ignorance, an ignorance that fosters paranoia? What if what we should fear is what we find in ourselves? Our own ineptitude, imperfections, and ill-conceived notions about … Continue reading Under the Silver Lake (Part 1)
Creepy-pastas, Reddit No sleeps, or internet horror stories have been a fun corner of the internet to explore. Horror is one of the genres that lends itself well to the short film format. There's less of a stress on character development and they can succeed more on concept or atmosphere. Horror often lends itself to … Continue reading CUT/SHORT: The Smiling Man
7/10 on IMDb, 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 3 out of 4 on Ebert…… and I hate it. The Cabin in the Woods is divisive and is either consider a clever game changer or as I would call it…. Crap. The Cabin in the Woods initially appears to be a standard affair: 5 troupes go … Continue reading I Hate ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ – 31 Spooks of October
Have you ever laid your eyes on something so strange and repulsive that it makes your skin crawl a bit? For me that was my initial reaction to when I first gazed upon this “thing” from Ujicha’s Violence Voyager. This odd-looking fetus Golem with some boom box shaped head and the eyes of a salted … Continue reading Ready Up For A Bit of the Ultra ‘Violence Voyager’
I considered this lost media... but here we are. I made a video a while ago on the cult classic, public domain, spooky horror flick Carnivals of Souls. I had fun making it but ended up finding it a conceptually large review, and didn't enjoy it enough to edit the planned multiple videos for it.... … Continue reading Return to the Carnival of Souls [31 Spooks of October]
I'm sure that's a title that grabs your attention. So you may or may not be aware of this at this point... but I'm really bad at this. Sometimes I just want to recommend a movie or discuss a movie but I don't have enough substance to contribute to the conversation outside of a couple … Continue reading Manson Murders, Demonic Dongs, and Devil Daddy
In the last one: At least I’m glad that my favorite Disney movie doesn’t have any people in it so good luck making a live-action version of The Lion-King. Haha could you imagine… well good luck to whatever Disney property is the next victim. *Goes to check Disney’s line-up* AW F- And so it continues... UCK. … Continue reading “You’ve Never Seen a Tale Like This” Crystal The Lion King (Review)
Good evening, weary traveler. Welcome to my planet, and hopefully your first stop on a journey through the cosmos. I’ll be your friendly navigator for the Space is the Place expedition and help you find out where to go. First, you’re probably wondering how I got in this situation…. how does one go from a … Continue reading Expelled From Paradise (Review) [Space is the Place]
Is 80’s slashers the theme of the summer, my attempt to cash in on the nostalgia more shameless than New Coke… maybe not after this one. Final Exam is a neutered slasher that can be described in one word… BORING! Spend time with this cast of characters more notable by the unfunny nicknames I give … Continue reading Final Exam (1981) Review
Dear Mom and Dad, I know this seems to go against my claims that we will no longer be on speaking terms if you sent me here, but I am only writing this because one of the counselors chewed me out over it. I’m glad something got chewed around here because the food surely isn’t. … Continue reading No Sleep After Watching ‘Sleepaway Camp’ (Review)
Two posts in a row with the same format, looks like Hollywood isn't the only losings it's creativity. Well, decided I had to post some good old simple movie reviews; movies is in the name and I don't like feeling like I'm false advertising. You know what you came for let's get into it. The … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Red Box Rentals
https://media.giphy.com/media/X98PijOYa3Tl6/giphy.gif I just want to emphasize Jasmine’s facial expression here. Remember when during A Whole New World it just looked like Jasmine was having the time of her life and it was this incredible journey: wind in your hair through this soft blue sky and despite it being this epic adventure across the world and … Continue reading Diet Aladdin (2019) Review
Remember when this was my main review format? Yeah, apparently me neither. This isn't even how I did it; it was always one film not this weird fudge, marry, kill movies edition. Alright, let's review away. The Good - How to Train Your Dragon: The hidden World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkcucKDrbOI How to Train Your Dragon is an … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Animated Sequels
Preface: I don't like to stir the pot but I mean just look at that title. It was too fun to pass up the opportunity to write that. I feel it necessary to warn you all that there is something truly terrifying that I will be discussing today, and it is something that may have … Continue reading A Critic’s Critique of the Critics’ Critic: Are You Allowed to Say Endgame is Bad?
Hello everyone, welcome back to my short film series shortcut where we look at short films usually through a specific lens to hopefully think of these various elements of film to gain some perspective and grow as media creators and critics ourselves. The common factor between today's bunch is genre conventions. Conventions are common traits, … Continue reading Conventional Wisdom(shortcut ep. 3)
So, I just saw Avengers: Endgame and while my review style is to be somewhat interpretative to allow you to weigh my criticisms and praises to reflect on your own... but there are no opinions when it comes to this movie… only facts. The fact is this is the greatest film in all of existence. … Continue reading Epic Endgame Review
Welcome everyone to what I hope can be a marvelous beginning to a new series. I guess you could say that I am a connoisseur of short films and to my dismay…. generally, people don’t care. But that ends today, because I’m going to take you on a journey through the art, the craft, the … Continue reading Shorts of Famous Directors (shortcut ep. 1)
Jordan Peele's Doppelganger thriller has already proven itself both a commercial and critical success and in instances like this I would let the massive wave of other critics sing the same praises I had and consider my own input unnecessary. However, if I had to describe Us in one word it would be a toss … Continue reading I Don’t Understand All the Fuss About ‘Us’
https://youtu.be/7goumTeBABw Carnival of Souls is best summarized as weird, cheap, but not lacking passion... I only hope I did it justice. I'd be lying if I said I was 100% glad how this review turned out, apologizes for lackluster efforts in terms of sound mixing and making the video entertaining but I think it certainly … Continue reading Geeks, Freaks, and Automobiles! Carnival of Souls Review