Review: ‘Mad God’ Delivers as a Madman’s Primal Scream

There are some films so odd they defy explanation. Many movies seek to throw you off their scent. Others find themselves incoherent enough that you'll need an explainer. However, director and special effects artist Phil Tippett refuses to let his latest film be defined in this light. Instead, he takes the obscenity and chaos to levels … Continue reading Review: ‘Mad God’ Delivers as a Madman’s Primal Scream

Review: ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’ Falls Short of Considerable Expectations

The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to theaters for the first time since Spider-Man: No Way Home revived the theatrical box office. The multiverse traversing film returned familiar faces to the franchise, and fans turned out in droves. The final box office crossed $1.8 billion worldwide and over $800 million in the US alone. The financial and … Continue reading Review: ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’ Falls Short of Considerable Expectations

Review: ‘Artemis Fowl’ Painfully Limps onto Streaming

The state of young adult film adaptations looks dire. For every Harry Potter that explodes into the public consciousness, there seem to be a dozen or more failed franchises. Artemis Fowl released to Disney+, unfortunately, finds itself in the latter category. As someone who grew up reading the novels by Eoin Colfer, I came to the feature … Continue reading Review: ‘Artemis Fowl’ Painfully Limps onto Streaming

Oscar Catch-up Review: ‘Maleficient: Mistress of Evil’ Flames Out Despite Interesting Ideas

One of the legendary Disney villains, Maleficient seems like an incredibly interesting character to build a film around. With Angelina Jolie taking on the famed witch, there was plenty of reason for excitement when Maleficent came to theaters in 2014. Despite ravaging the box office, the first film left little impression on pop culture and most of us … Continue reading Oscar Catch-up Review: ‘Maleficient: Mistress of Evil’ Flames Out Despite Interesting Ideas

Review: ‘The Lion King’ Brings Nothing New to the Screen and Wastes Spectacular Visuals

Growing up, Walt Disney Animation Studios films were the backbone of my movie rotations. Mixed in with Batman features, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars, I watched classics and new releases until my VHS tapes wore out. When The Lion King (1994) released, it was the culmination of an incredible run for the animation studio. Along with Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and Toy Story, The Lion King should be … Continue reading Review: ‘The Lion King’ Brings Nothing New to the Screen and Wastes Spectacular Visuals

We Bought a Pod: Just the Facts, Pika Pika (Also the First Five Episodes of GOT Season 8)

It's time for some Pika Pika detective work. Who stole that kid's Dad? Who took the yogurt from the work fridge? What's going on with "Game of Thrones" in its first five episodes of the final season? There are some real questions that need answering, so AJ and Aaron are breaking it down. Just the … Continue reading We Bought a Pod: Just the Facts, Pika Pika (Also the First Five Episodes of GOT Season 8)

We Bought a Pod – Episode 52 – Avengers: End Game of Thrones – The Long Night

It was a big week at the movies, on TVs, and all around pop culture. So let's dive into the latest episode of We Bought a Pod! Below are the timestamps for our podcast we recorded on Tuesday, 4/30.   00 - 26:30 - Avengers: Endgame 26:30 - 44:20 - Game of Thrones - The … Continue reading We Bought a Pod – Episode 52 – Avengers: End Game of Thrones – The Long Night

Review: ‘Dumbo’ Occasionally Flies High, Bringing Back Some Burton Magic in the Process

Over the past four weeks, I've been dreading the release of Dumbo, the latest animated classic to receive the live-action treatment. To be honest, I have a lot of mixed emotions surrounding the original. Obviously the black crows and "When I See an Elephant Fly" have aged extremely poorly. Yet there was always something about Dumbo, … Continue reading Review: ‘Dumbo’ Occasionally Flies High, Bringing Back Some Burton Magic in the Process

‘Lord of the Rings’ Amazon Series Might Actually Be Set More Than 1000 Years Before Aragorn’s Birth

Lord of the Rings fans became extremely excited when it was announced that Amazon had acquired the rights for a future TV series. Instantly, there were dozens of ideas for what the new series could focus on. Some wanted it to be a straight remake of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings with a new cast. The prevalent rumor … Continue reading ‘Lord of the Rings’ Amazon Series Might Actually Be Set More Than 1000 Years Before Aragorn’s Birth

Disney Villains TV Series In Development for Disney+

Disney+ continues to line up new series based on classic Disney properties. Not long ago, we discussed that Josh Gad will be creating his own version of The Muppets as a mini-series. The currently in-production Star Wars series, The Mandalorian has been pegged as one of the key franchises to help launch the service. With rumors that the Netflix/Marvel shows will head … Continue reading Disney Villains TV Series In Development for Disney+