31 Horror Days of Halloween: Rob Zombie’s 2007 ‘Halloween’ Stumbles as a Frustrating Reboot

The Rob Zombie aesthetic can be grating for some viewers. While his House of 1000 Corpses franchise remains a highlight, there are genuine peaks and valleys in his career. At the height of his power, Zombie sought to revive Halloween from its hiatus. In many ways, horror fans should be thankful to Zombie. The brutal … Continue reading 31 Horror Days of Halloween: Rob Zombie’s 2007 ‘Halloween’ Stumbles as a Frustrating Reboot

2022 Limited Series Emmys: Our Personal Favorite Nominees on TV’s Biggest Night

We’re here for the last night of the Primetime Emmys. In most years, I would have gone back and forth over predictions. I’ll let you know that this is not one of those articles. This is a soft prediction night from me. Really, I’m here to spread the gospel of my favorite shows and tell … Continue reading 2022 Limited Series Emmys: Our Personal Favorite Nominees on TV’s Biggest Night

2022 Drama Emmys: Our Personal Favorite Nominees on TV’s Biggest Night

We’re here for the last night of the Primetime Emmys. In most years, I would have gone back and forth over predictions. I’ll let you know that this is not one of those articles. This is a soft prediction night from me. Really, I’m here to spread the gospel of my favorite shows and tell … Continue reading 2022 Drama Emmys: Our Personal Favorite Nominees on TV’s Biggest Night

Franchise Rewind: A Second Look at Style Over Substance of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Coming off the revitalization can be tricky for any filmmaker. Working off another's script can be even more difficult. Yet the task assigned to J.A. Bayona appeared to be a strong match on paper. During my initial viewings, I quickly soured on the film. In the name of fairness, I revisited Bayona's dino adventure, scripted by Colin … Continue reading Franchise Rewind: A Second Look at Style Over Substance of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Top 3 Movies of the 2022 Florida Film Festival

This year, we had the opportunity to attend the 2022 Florida Film Festival. Of the films we saw, these five stood out as the must-see choices of the festival. We hope you enjoy it and let us know which are your favorites! 1. 892 (Renamed Breaking after the festival) – Director Abi Damaris Corbin The … Continue reading Top 3 Movies of the 2022 Florida Film Festival

Alan French’s 2021 Best in Film Superlatives – Oscar Categories, Genre Picks and More

With the Oscars this weekend, I wanted to make sure that we focused on some of the great performances of 2021. While I've voted for critic's prizes (shoutout to my critic's group, the Critics Association of Central Florida), there were still films and performances I had missed when I sent in my ballot. After all, … Continue reading Alan French’s 2021 Best in Film Superlatives – Oscar Categories, Genre Picks and More

Alan French’s Picks – The 94th Annual Academy Awards – Who Will & Should Win

We're here at the precipice of the 94th annual Academy Awards. The ceremony will award the best of film in 2021 (even though some mistake it for the 2022 Oscars). Let's jump right into a contentious season and fire off some picks. Best Animated Short And the nominees are: Affairs of the Art Bestia Boxballet … Continue reading Alan French’s Picks – The 94th Annual Academy Awards – Who Will & Should Win

Fantasia Fest 2021 Preview: Nicolas Cage, Suicide Squad, Xenomorphs, and Vampires!

The Fall film festival season is just around the corner, with Oscar contenders quickly piling into the Toronto, Venice, and New York. However, my Fall Festival season has started with explorations of the bloody, weird and fun films that will allow you to feel like you're discovering movies for the first time. Fantasia Festival 2021 kicks … Continue reading Fantasia Fest 2021 Preview: Nicolas Cage, Suicide Squad, Xenomorphs, and Vampires!

OSCAR VOTING OPENS — AJ’s Personal Ballot — Picking the Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

Today the Oscars open up for the final voting. The cases have been made and the results are about to be tabbed. With only a week until the big dance, we have our last chance to make our case to voters on more than a dozen races still in progress. Below, I'm writing up my … Continue reading OSCAR VOTING OPENS — AJ’s Personal Ballot — Picking the Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

AJ’s Personal Oscar Ballot for the 92nd Academy Awards

With the nominations a mere hour away, I wanted to ensure that my favorite films and performances of the year received some love before the nominations obscure the year. After all, it becomes easier to love or hate some performances and achievements after they've been colored by an Oscar nomination or win. For many, we'll … Continue reading AJ’s Personal Oscar Ballot for the 92nd Academy Awards