Eighth Grade (Movie Review)

This movie is my weekly Amazon Prime Video viewing. Watch it free with a Prime subscription (not sponsored). Secondhand embarrassment is often a crutch of films that want you to feel pity for a character; seeing them go through tough times in public makes you, the viewer, relate to them at least on some level. At theContinue reading “Eighth Grade (Movie Review)”

Annihilation (Movie Review)

Since I’ve been starting to try to review everything I watch/read/play, I’ve noticed myself thinking of what I’ll write as the story progresses. This movie was no different for that new habit, but as the film concluded I suddenly found myself at a loss for words. How do I write about this movie, or anyContinue reading “Annihilation (Movie Review)”

You (Season One Review)

If La La Land made everybody want to go and experience Los Angeles, You will make everyone want to stay as far away from New York City as possible. As the Netflix synposis states “Boy meets Girl, Boy falls for Girl…just how far will Boy go to get Girl?” and it’s pretty much about as apt a description canContinue reading “You (Season One Review)”

The Witness (Game Review)

There are some games you play because you want to have pure fun (Rocket League), experience a great story (God of War), explore a vast open world (Red Dead Redemption II), or make some heads explode like watermelons (Call of Duty). Then, there are games you play that you’re not really sure why you decidedContinue reading “The Witness (Game Review)”

The Best Viewing Order of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Weekly Essay)

Captain Marvel is finally here, which means two things: Endgame is right around the corner, and the end of Marvel Phase Three is imminent. As is my tradition whenever a new Marvel Cinematic Universe film is released, I like to play around with the order a bit to find the best possible way to watch the films. TheContinue reading “The Best Viewing Order of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Weekly Essay)”

Downsizing (Movie Review)

Being able to stream movies is a blessing; the ability to catch up on films missed, rewatch old classics, or discover new stories is always an exciting part of modern movie watching…in theory. In 2017, one of the holiday movie releases that I was most anticipated was a film called Downsizing from director Alexander Payne (The Descendants,Continue reading “Downsizing (Movie Review)”

Review Plan (Week Ending 3/17)

With so much to read, watch, play, and write, I’ve decided to compartmentalize each of these by making a sort of “schedule” for each week. For every week, I’ll aim to watch one season of television, play one game, read one book, and watch three to five movies. However, since sometimes a book might beContinue reading “Review Plan (Week Ending 3/17)”

Community (Series Review)

There is skill to it. More importantly, it has to be joyful, effortless, fun. TV defeats its own purpose when it’s pushing an agenda, or trying to defeat other TV or being proud or ashamed of itself for existing. It’s TV. It’s comfort. It’s a friend you’ve known so well and for so long youContinue reading “Community (Series Review)”

Captain Marvel (Movie Review)

Marvel Studios unveils the Ace up its sleeve, finally showing the audience the secret weapon they have to stop Thanos: Captain Marvel. After seeing the film, I find myself resonating most with a phrase I heard earlier this weekend: “It feels like a Phase One movie.” I truly think there is no better way toContinue reading “Captain Marvel (Movie Review)”