Defying Character Tropes Elevates STRANGER THINGS

I recently finished watched Netflix’s fantastic new show Stranger Things and even though I feel like it’s been talked to death online, I wanted to write about it. I feel like modern critical discussion comes in waves and right now the show is in the trough between the crests of extreme adulation and critical backlash. Maybe…

DOOM (2016) is a Blast, Blast, Blast

Earlier this year when the trailer for Id’s DOOM reboot/sequel hit the web, I didn’t think much about it. The last DOOM game that I played the was SNES port that came out way back in the day. I’m not the biggest First-Person Shooter fan in the world, though it does seem that’s the majority…

The Multi-Functional Corpse: Swiss Army Man Review

Yup, it’s the farting corpse movie. For those who haven’t heard of Swiss Army Man: This is a movie about a farting corpse. Directed by Daniels (Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert), in addition to starring 2 Dans, the movie’s plot involves a man, Hank, who has been stranded on a deserted island for some time. Played…

Independence Day: Resurgence Review

Twenty years to make an amazing movie, and this is what they came up with. Long story short, the movie was a spectacle, had some exciting moments, but was greatly flawed and ultimately pointless. I’m going to get into SPOILERS here, but honestly, you can probably guess every plot point in this movie, so what’s…

Warcraft

When watching a movie like Warcraft, one can’t help but compare it to the best  fantasy films that have come before. Lord of the Rings is the natural standard bearer when it comes to great fantasy movies, but it really is unfair to compare the two. Lord of the Rings, while taking place in a…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

I’m unabashedly a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanboy, as anyone who’s seen my tattoo can attest to. The 1990 movie is as quality a movie as one could possibly ask for, the 2nd live action movie was dumb but still fun, the less said about the 3rd live action movie the better, but the cartoon…

Movie “Teasers”

So guess what came out today? A “teaser trailer” for The Magnificent Seven! Take a look: That movie looks like it could be kind of fun! It’s got Denzel and Pratt and Hawke and they’re cowboys! Neat! It almost certainly won’t be as quality as The Magnificent Seven with Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen from 1960,…