Brian Russell: Hey Sam! So we both saw Knives Out and I think we both liked it! Rian Johnson’s new whodunit rolicks along, and painted a smile across my face from beginning to end. The star-studded cast and beautiful sets made me feel like I’d entered old Hollywood in the best possible way. Craft at… Continue reading “Knives Out” review: Sharp Knives? Sharper Movie!
“Terminator: Dark Fate” review: No fate but what we make. Over. And over. And over again.
The Terminator was a predictive post-apocalyptic movie made just for me back in 1984. Terminator 2: Judgement Day arrived eight years later — an eternity by today’s sequel-itis standards — and did the impossible: it maintained the heart of the original, yet surpassed it in every way. A time travel story that honored its roots, but… Continue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate” review: No fate but what we make. Over. And over. And over again.
Avengers: Endgame is All Endings
We take on the impossible task of reviewing a movie all about endings without spoiling it.
The Umbrella Academy Has (Mostly Squandered) Potential
Chris rambles more about Netflix and super heroes and adaptation, but this time his pal Frank joins him!
Skate Kitchen is So Freakin’ Good
In her recent opinion piece for NBC News, Jillian Richardson posits that America’s young people are suffering from a lack of meaningful connection. She says, “The average person in the U.S. has only one close friend, according to a study published in the American Sociological Review. One in four people have no confidantes at all… Continue reading Skate Kitchen is So Freakin’ Good
Shrek Retold, and Respecting the True Love Behind Irony
Shrek Retold is a scene-for-scene remake of Shrek (2001) with each scene made by a different artist in their own unique (often batshit) style. The whole affair was coordinated by filmmaker and Shrek fanatic Grant Duffrin (he also runs the annual event known as ShrekFest.) When questioned about the sincerity of his Shrek obsession, Duffrin… Continue reading Shrek Retold, and Respecting the True Love Behind Irony
Game Night is A Movie for Sure
Game Night is a movie for sure. It absolutely has actors in it, and you can absolutely watch it. And it doesn’t hurt to watch it! Is it a productive use of your time? Probably not. But is anything a productive use of your time? Is reading this review productive? What are you planning on… Continue reading Game Night is A Movie for Sure
The Cloverfield Paradox: In Space, No One Can Hear You “Meh”
Before its release, monster movie Cloverfield announced its presence as a trailer before Transformers. Shaky footage of New York being destroyed by some unseen foe followed by, not a title, but simply the date “1-18-08”. 10 Cloverfield Lane, filmed in secret, appeared on the radar with a trailer less than three months before the film’s… Continue reading The Cloverfield Paradox: In Space, No One Can Hear You “Meh”
The Phantom Thread Sews Up a Darkly Comic Love Story
Phantom Thread’s plot makes little sense, moving along slowly unconcerned with narrative cohesion. But that feels like the point.
Would You Kiss Your Robot Twin? (Alien: Covenant review)
Samuel Russell: Hey Chris, how’s it going? So after we saw Alien: Covenant last night I was thinking about the series it belongs to. My first encounter with the Alien franchise was through the 2004 b-movie Alien versus Predator, which is a good example of lowest common denominator sci fi slashers. Even my 10 year… Continue reading Would You Kiss Your Robot Twin? (Alien: Covenant review)