Manson Murders, Demonic Dongs, and Devil Daddy

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 […]

Chain Mail Time! Rewarding Some Recognition and Sharing the Shine

I hate all of you. Do I usually start these off so rude? Okay, I’m sorry…. I hate most of you. Allow me elaborate in this edition of Chain Mail Time! I mean a celebration of more blogging awards. A while back I was nominated by the wonderfully talented, and fun blogger from Annlyel Online. […]

“You’ve Never Seen a Tale Like This” Crystal The Lion King (Review)

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. […]

Final Exam (1981) Review

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 […]

No Sleep After Watching ‘Sleepaway Camp’ (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. […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Red Box Rentals

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 […]

Diet Aladdin (2019) Review

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 […]

RGB and Captain Marvel Share Best Kiss on the Iron Throne – MTV Movie Awards

The MTV MOVIE AWARDS are coming up and I’m certainly not their audience, but that wouldn’t stop me from voting anyway. I have no idea what I’m talking about so this should could be interesting. Let’s see how it went shall we. Why is BlacKKKsman here? Great movie but why pretend like it fits in […]

A Critic’s Critique of the Critics’ Critic: Are You Allowed to Say Endgame is Bad?

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 […]

Conventional Wisdom(shortcut ep. 3)

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, […]

Ooh What a Twist! (shortcut ep. 2)

Short films live and die on how with it being such a short commitment to watch them what makes them worth remembering? Often filmmakers will pander to political biases to make their work noteworthy… when that doesn’t work they may try to demonstrate their outside the box writing chops by creating an ending the audience […]

Shorts of Famous Directors (shortcut ep. 1)

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 […]

Could This Actually Be True? The Secret Behind Synecdoche, New York

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” ― Lloyd Alexander Life can only contain so many fleeting moments before it all comes to an end. A brutal fact that everyone must accept at some point I suppose. Few films demonstrate a perspective of life filled with such existential melancholy […]

Geeks, Freaks, and Automobiles! Carnival of Souls Review

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 […]

The “NOTSCARS” Cancelled. The Black Klansman (Review)

Maybe just American audience’s but why was Childish Gambino’s “Me and Your Mama” the theme of Oscars. I swear, every commercial break that car commercial came on. Did you enjoy the Academy Awards… as Dora the Explorer would say “Me Too”. Sorry to anyone hoping to make a non-english film and win best picture those […]

Feelin’ The Love! Receiving and Giving Out The Versatile Blogger Award/ 100-ish Follower Special

It’s February 14 and we all know what that means……. IT’S KRAFT SINGLES DAY! A day where we celebrate literally no one’s favorite American cheese product….. how odd. Oh, I guess it’s Valentine’s Day too. I just want to say to all those happy couples I hope y’all don’t stress out to much and enjoy […]

Top 5 Things I Didn’t Cover in 2018

By now you’ve probably seen everyone else hit you with what they consider the best of this last year… I don’t consider myself much of an authority to much such claims. Though while we ring in the new year I guess I have some unfinished business when it comes to recommending television and films from […]

Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?

“Fellini’s Roma” was attacked in some circles as an example of Fellini coasting on his genius. I find this point of view completely incomprehensible. Critics who would force Fellini back into traditional narrative films are missing the point; Fellini isn’t just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he’s building a narrative that has a […]

The Best Christmas Special You’ve Never Heard Of

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is a spectacular film and I’d go as far as to say It’s one of the best holiday specials for a tv series. Holiday specials are a tricky thing as the goal is to have annual reruns and is often seen as a chance to take a break from continuity […]

Netflix Roulette

Come one, come all it’s time to spin the Netflix Wheel. As I teased in my prior post, I am using the Reelgood website which is a quick and easy way to get randomized Netflix flicks to watch. So this is what happened after I took three spins of the wheel. (This post was my […]

I’ve Been Nominated for ‘The Blog Complainer’s Appreciation Award’

I hate the idea of blowing things out of proportion but bear with me. This is the first time anything like this has happened here. If you’ve spent enough time exploring the content in the depths of WordPress, then I’m sure you’ve stumbled upon some mention of blogger awards you know: Versatile, Mystery and Sunshine […]

Finding Your Way in the ‘City of God’

The tagline for City of God is captivating for those uninitiated, but a loaded statement to reflect upon after viewing. “If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay,the beast eats you” the tag iterates how fated circumstances constructed by environment and attitude will inevitable cause demise. The chicken that darts across the streets […]

The ‘Beautiful Boy’ and the Dangers of Repetition [Review]

“For those few soul-freezing moments, you get a glimpse of the great actorTimothée Chalamet is going to be” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly “…an intoxicating, frightening and emotionally honest essay on the self-destructive impulses of the nascent artist”- Phillip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette “It was impossible in Beautiful Boy not to take notice of Chalamet’s seemingly undauntable talent, […]

The Love and Loss of ‘In The Mood for Love’

Stephen Teo compares Kar-Wai Wong’s In the Mood for Love to Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory for its own unique portrayal of the passing of time. It is an odd comparison as to where Dali’s The Persistence of Memory shows a landscape unaffected by time, melting in demonstration of how surreal the manifestation of […]

Is The Netflix Original ‘Cam’ Worth Watching?

I just finished this… truly bizarre experience that is watching the recent Netflix Original Cam.  While still trying to digest the film myself maybe I’ll do a full review of it but this is just a quick two cents of whether you should pass or play on this one. Got it, okay let’s answer that […]

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Feels Like a Fever-Dream

Does Disney just make these live-action movies for the purpose of giving children sensory overload at this point. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to put it succinctly is an overstimulating and over bloated movie with such an over reliance on CGI environments that it hopes it provides enough spectacle to take an extremely lackluster […]

How a Streetcar,a Heart Transplant, and a Prostitute Reminds Me ‘All About My Mother’?

Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire uses Stella Kowalski’s abusive and unfulfilling relationship as a cautionary tale to portray the importance of letting go and leaving things behind. The parallels that All About My Mother produces comes to a different conclusion, the importance opting in, letting go of your insecurities and accepting your place. The whole conceit […]

Farce or Fantasy? Filmmaking Through the Lens of ‘Day for Night’

Jean-Luc Godard’s accusation against Francois Truffaut for presenting the process of filmmaking as something fraudulently sentimental is unjustified. The words spat by Godard to disparage Truffaut and his vision is more or less a statement on the quality of Day for Night, but a blunt statement that services as proof that la nouvelle vague, French […]

The Passenger – 31 SPOOKS of October

Earthworm Jim visits the town from Frankie Weenie and learns a valuable lesson about listening to shitty trap music too loud on public transportation. Can’t believe I found a way to describe it in a way that left everyone confused… today’s short spook is The Passenger. Before I let you view it I want to […]

I’m Back! Big Announcement (31 Spooks of October 2018)

Wow it has been awhile, but it is good to be back. First… sorry to anyone following this site for just going dark for about a month with no explanation why. I figured I’m small and insignificant enough that, no one really is going to care if they’re getting posts from me or not but […]