Friday, January 19, 2018

What's On Netflix?: WHITE GOLD



Welcome to another installment of What's on Netflix? where we pick out a film or series currently playing on Netflix and review it for the fans. This week's selection is WHITE GOLD, a hysterical British comedy featuring Ed Westwick that is set in the 1980's. It originally aired on BBC and was released on Netflix on August 11, 2017.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI


For the last three decades of my life, Star Wars has been an integral part of who I am.  I remember watching the Original Trilogy on VHS with my father and being in awe of how amazing and fantastical those films were.  They were some of the very movies that made me fall in love with the sci-fi/fantasy genre and film as a whole.  So, of course, when a new film in the franchise hits the big screen, I will absolutely be there to experience it.  I did it with all the prequels, and I’ve done it with all the new films.  Which brings me to the topic at hand -- The Last Jedi. 

Family Movie Night: THE LITTLE RASCALS (1994)

Welcome to another installment of FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, where we review a family-friendly film for our faithful fans. This week's selection is the adorable film, THE LITTLE RASCALS from 1994. I recently watched this film after a number of years and fell in love with it all over again.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Side By Side: STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) vs. STAR WARS: THE FORCEAWAKENS (2015)



Welcome to another installment of SIDE BY SIDE, where we dissect the differences and similarities between two films, be it a remake/reboot with its original, a sequel with its original, or two similar movies. This weekend, as a little number called The Last Jedi takes over, we compare the film that launched a franchise, 1977's STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE with its remake-slash-sequel thrice removed, 2015's STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

What's on Netflix?: WORD PARTY



Welcome to another installment of WHAT'S ON NETFLIX?, where we pick out a film or series currently playing on Netflix and review it for the fans. This week's selection is a children's series called WORD PARTY. It was created by The Jim Henson Company to help toddlers learn social skills and expand their vocabulary.

Trash Bin: THE BYE BYE MAN



Welcome to another installment of the TRASH BIN, where we watch the worst movies Hollywood has to offer, according to the critics, and give you our thoughts, good or bad. This week we review the 2017 horror movie... THE BYE BYE MAN.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Short Film Spotlight: HAPPINESS


Welcome to another installment of SHORT FILM SPOTLIGHT. This week we review "the story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment," according to the director: HAPPINESS.

Why Haven't I Seen That?: SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)


Welcome to a new installment of WHY HAVEN'T I SEEN THAT?, where we talk about a must-see or iconic movie that we have never seen ... until now. This week we review an epic masterwork from famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, SEVEN SAMURAI.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Don't Watch This Alone!: THE BABYSITTER



Welcome to another installment of DON'T WATCH THIS ALONE!, where we review the best, the worst, and everything in between in the world of horror. This week we review a brand new addition to the horror genre, THE BABYSITTER. 

Retro Review: CAN'T HARDLY WAIT (1998)


Welcome to another installment of RETRO REVIEW, where we take a trip back in time to look at films made before the year 2000. This week we'll be reviewing the 1998 teen comedy, CAN'T HARDLY WAIT, written and directed by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE


The moment many DC Comics fans have been waiting for is finally here. Zack Snyder’s vision for a DC Cinematic Universe began back in 2013 with Man of Steel, which, due to a less than optimistic Superman and a very controversial ending, led to mixed reactions from fans and critics alike.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Why Haven't I Seen That?: NAKED LUNCH (1991)



Welcome to a new installment of WHY HAVEN'T I SEEN THAT?, where we talk about a must-see or iconic movie that we have never seen ... until now. This week we tackle director David Cronenberg's 1991 adaptation of author William S. Burroughs' experimental novel, NAKED LUNCH.

EDITORIAL: Has Hollywood Gone Too Far???


What do you think of when you hear the word "Hollywood"? Fancy dinners, powerful people, influence, wealth, beautiful women... the list goes on and on. Hollywood's been in the news recently and the reasons are despicable. There have always been whispers of sexual harassment in Hollywood. Some say, "What's the big deal"? because sexual harassment has always existed and not just in Hollywood.

Monday, October 30, 2017

TV Review: MINDHUNTER - Season 1


Mindhunter is the new television series on Netflix from the minds of David Fincher and creator Joe Penhall. Based on the books of real life FBI agents John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, the series follows fictionalized versions of these men in agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) in the late 1970s on their journey of creating the Elite Serail Crime unit born from criminal sciences regarding serial killers. The idea that young Ford brings into Tench's world is that by conducting various interviews with multiple murderers, trying to understand their psychology might be the key into these insane men's (as the show remarks multiple times: it is generally men that commit these acts) mind and thus develop a method to better understand, investigate and prevent these killings.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Movie Review: JIGSAW


Well friends, the wait is over, and JIGSAW, the sequel to and soft reboot of the Saw franchise has finally been released. If you're a regular reader of these august pages, you're aware that we've spent the weeks leading up to this release by re-watching all seven films in the original Saw series, and discussing them in a series of articles. If you're new to the party -- and if you are, welcome, please tell your friends -- you can get caught up by perusing our thoughts on the original film, Saw II and III, Saw IV and V, and finally, Saw VI and VII. Otherwise, read on.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Side By Side: THE RAVEN (1963) vs. THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)


Welcome to another installment of SIDE BY SIDE, where we dissect the differences and similarities between two films, be it a remake/reboot with its original, a sequel with its original, or two similar movies. This week, we're comparing two film adaptations of well known works by Edgar Allan Poe, both starring Vincent Price, and both directed by the King of the B-Movies, Mr. Roger Corman: 1963's THE RAVEN and 1964's THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Why Haven't I Seen That?: BEFORE MIDNIGHT


Welcome to another installment of WHY HAVEN'T I SEEN THAT?, where we talk about a must-see or iconic movie that we haven't seen...until now. This week we take a look at the independent drama BEFORE MIDNIGHT, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

Retro Review: HEATHERS (1988)


Welcome to another installment of RETRO REVIEW, where we take a trip back in time to review a film made before the year 2000. This week we'll be reviewing the 1988 cult favorite dark comedy HEATHERS. This film starred three young actors on the rise at that time, Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Side By Side: SAW VI (2009) vs. SAW 3D: THE FINAL CHAPTER (2010)



Welcome to another installment of SIDE BY SIDE, where we dissect the differences and similarities between two films, be it a remake/reboot with its original, a sequel with its original, or two similar movies. For the past three weeks, we have been discussing the Saw series, one of the most ambitious horror projects in recent memory, as we prepare for the October 28th release of Jigsaw. In part one, we coverd the first film. Part two covered chapters two and three, and part three, chapters four and five. This week we come to the end of the original series with the final two installments, SAW VI (2009) and SAW 3D: THE FINAL CHAPTER (2010).

Saturday, October 14, 2017

What's On Netflix?: BIG MOUTH - Season 1



Welcome to another installment of WHAT'S ON NETFLIX?, where we pick out a series or film currently playing on Netflix and review it for the fans. This week's selection is the original animated series about the joys and pitfalls of puberty, BIG MOUTH, which premiered on September 29, 2017 on Netflix.