2008 in Review: Tropic Thunder

Sometimes there is some extra value going into a movie stone cold and not knowing what to expect. So when I found myself randomly being dragged to a midnight showing of Tropic Thunder, I literally had no idea what I was getting myself into.  What I ended up getting was a truly special film. A  mixture … Continue reading 2008 in Review: Tropic Thunder

Review: “Kong: Skull Island” Rampages on Screen Like a True Popcorn Flick

On the podcast a few weeks ago, I gave a rather strong feeling that I would enjoy "Kong: Skull Island." However, I was far from that just a few weeks ago. When the first trailer released, I thought the film looked like a big, dumb film that struck a tone closer to DC Universe and … Continue reading Review: “Kong: Skull Island” Rampages on Screen Like a True Popcorn Flick

In Defense of: The Shadiest Franchise

With a whopping 25% for the first installment, and a staggering 2% for the second film, the 50 shades franchise seems to be making quite an impression on film critics. The impression is turd-tastic. But, in the age of digital filmmaking and boundless source material, why has this series continued to find success? The Fifty … Continue reading In Defense of: The Shadiest Franchise

Review: “Get Out” Talks to Us, and Enters the Pantheon of Horror Classics (SPOILERS)

Since the genre first found its way onto a silver screen, horror films have often found ways to be bigger than themselves. Back in 1965, a little film by the name "Night of the Living Dead" featured a blackprotagonist that becomes the hero of the film. While the world was deep in fights over segregation, George … Continue reading Review: “Get Out” Talks to Us, and Enters the Pantheon of Horror Classics (SPOILERS)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Revitalizes the Zelda Franchise with Latest Title

Let me be your video game shrink for a second here. Close your eyes. No really. Close them. Wait. How are you going to read this if you close your... Goddammit OPEN YOUR EYES. Okay, let's start over. When I say Legend of Zelda, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Is it dungeons with … Continue reading Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Revitalizes the Zelda Franchise with Latest Title