“Knives Out” review: Sharp Knives? Sharper Movie!

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.

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