On Shazam’s Under-Performance (Essay)

This past weekend, DC’s new superhero film Shazam! premiered at the box office with overwhelmingly positive reviews. As of this moment, this movie holds a 7.8/10 on IMDb, a 72/100 on MetaCritic, a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 3.7/5 on Letterboxd. That being said, it opened to $56.8 Million which was much lower than people expected.Continue reading “On Shazam’s Under-Performance (Essay)”

Shazam! (Movie Review)

In my review of Aquaman, I mentioned that if Shazam! is as good, then for the first time in at least a decade, a Marvel movie is sandwiched by two better DC movies. Consider history to have been made! Shazam! is wonderful in every way. DC has truly succeeded in letting its directors take full control over their movies. What IContinue reading “Shazam! (Movie Review)”

Best Superhero Movies 2015-2018 (Top 5 Friday)

Shazam! his theaters this weekend and my review for it is currently available for you to check out. In this edition of Top 5 Friday, in honor of the aforementioned Shazam, we’ll be taking a look at the best superhero movies of the latter half of this decade. For argument’s sake, I’m going to keep this list toContinue reading “Best Superhero Movies 2015-2018 (Top 5 Friday)”

Dreaming Up: A Great 007 Game

In this edition of Dreaming Up, the new series I just created when I typed it into the title, we’re going to look at 007 video games and how a great Bond game would look today. GoldenEye 007 is largely considered not only the best first person shooter of the Nintendo 64 era, but also one ofContinue reading “Dreaming Up: A Great 007 Game”

Aquaman (Movie Review)

With a worldwide box office of over 1 Billion dollars, the purpose of a “review” today may seem lost. However, I think it’s important to still look at Aquaman because it means something for DC: a bright future. Following the extremely divisive Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League, this movie had every reason to be a disappointment and aContinue reading “Aquaman (Movie Review)”

Top 5 Horror Movies of 2015-2018 (Top 5 Friday)

In honor of Jordan Peele’s Us being released in theaters this week, I thought it would be a swell idea to go back and look at some of the other great scary movies of the latter half of this decade. To make this more difficult for me, I decided to rank them from least-amazing to most-amazing…and pickContinue reading “Top 5 Horror Movies of 2015-2018 (Top 5 Friday)”

The Umbrella Academy (Adaptation Comparison) [Ongoing Review]

In this Adaptation Comparison revival, I’m going to be taking a look at the new Netflix show The Umbrella Academy, and the Dark Horse comic book series that inspired it. Specifically, I’m going to be reading The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and The Umbrella Academy: Dallas before diving into the Netflix series and comparing the source material to the new adaptation.Continue reading “The Umbrella Academy (Adaptation Comparison) [Ongoing Review]”

You Were Never Really Here (Movie Review)

If I had watched this movie in 2018, it would have been my favorite film of the year. There’s something about this Taken meets The Professional in the style of Drive revenge thriller that made it impossible for me to look away. Was it Lynne Ramsay’s incredible vision? Joaquin Phoenix’s relentless devotion? The charming lens in which we view this depressingContinue reading “You Were Never Really Here (Movie Review)”

Our Official Discord

Here’s the link: https://discordapp.com/invite/EXBYG5s So, my thought process was… I’m going to watch You Were Never Really Here on Amazon Prime Video That’s directed by Lynne Ramsey She directed We Need to Talk About Kevin I haven’t seen that in a while The last time I watched that was when I was watching every horror movie under theContinue reading “Our Official Discord”