Halloween is without a doubt one of my all-time favorite horror films. I don’t think there is anyone that would be willing to debate the impact it had on horror (even if you aren’t a fan of the movie). No doubt there have been countless articles and documentaries highlighting why exactly this masterpiece of horror … More Why and How Did John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Impact Me?
Growing up, my older brother and I watched a healthy diet of Star Wars, Top Gun (no, I am not joking) and Winnie the Pooh. For whatever the reason my brother and I gravitated towards the soft-spoken honey-loving bear. We had all of his adventures on VHS (some of which I have now upgraded to … More Christopher Robin (2018) Movie Review
Before Disney bought Lucasfilm, Star Wars fans, like myself, were used to having every single corner of the Star Wars universe filled in with various novels, comics and video games. The now-defunct Expanded Universe (or EU) was our place, as fans, to get the extra material and backstories to characters that we never got in … More Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Movie Review
A movie like Ready Player One can only exist in the modern age love and reverence for pop culture. The book and the movie are riding this wave of obsession with pop culture and nostalgia for the 1980s that we’re currently in with shows like Stranger Things and movies like It (it’s a shame that … More Ready Player One (2018) Movie Review
So after watching my New England Patriots endure a tough loss at Super Bowl LII a few nights ago, I was overcome with joy at the brilliant marketing move from Netflix dropping the first trailer for the third film in the Cloverfield series AND announcing that it is also already available on Netflix to watch! … More The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Movie Review (Spoilers)
I have been holding off making this list for some time with some hope that films like Call Me by My Name and Phantom Thread would be released in theaters near me by now (as I am currently home for the holidays and not in Chicago). But alas! They have yet to arrive! … More My Favorite Films of 2017!
A Short Time Ago Written On A Laptop Not So Far, Far Away… Star Wars Episode VII The Last Jedi-Review It has been two years since Disney/Lucasfilm released their first entry in a brand new trilogy. Although a well-done introduction, many found the film to play things too safe and rehashed A New Hope. This … More Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) SPOILER HEAVY Movie Review
It’s a fool’s dream for any filmmaker to ever surpass the original 1991 “Beauty and the Beast”. An animated film so good it was impossible for the Academy to ignore it and became the first ever animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. I cannot ever preclude the possibility of there ever being a … More Beauty and the Beast (2017) Movie Review
The original 1933 “King Kong” is one of the earliest films to ever truly spark my imagination. It’s interesting because I hadn’t seen the full film until I was a bit older, but as a kid (and still am) I was a massive “Jurassic Park” fan. On the DVD of “Jurassic Park” there was a … More Kong: Skull Island (2017) Movie Review
Another year of movies down, another year begins with new hopes, dreams, and resolutions upon us (for instance I resolve to write more consistently and often here). So that comes to the point when we say goodbye to the movies of 2016 and look forward to the movies of 2017. 2016 managed to finish stronger … More Top 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2017