The Passage, Pilot – Review

The Passage, a new series on Fox based on the novel of the same name by Justin Cronin, is well-done though problematic, if the first episode is any indicator. Saniyya Sidney, Mark Paul Gosselaar (barely recognizable from his Saved By The Bell days) and Henry Ian Cusick (who could literally play the ‘concerned scientist’ role […]

Glass – Review

N. Night Shyamalan’s Glass isn’t a terrible movie, though it’s by no means what you’d call a ‘good’ one either. For a start, it’s boring, and I don’t mean in a 2001: A Space Odyssey or a Blade Runner kind of way–they at least rewards viewers for their patience–I mean in a slow, seemingly unending […]

John Wick: Parabellum – Trailer Into Reaction

I honestly don’t understand Keanu Reeves’ appeal. Sure, he appears to be appealing as a person and affable on screen, but–for the most part–he doesn’t act more so than just appear. And the ‘for the most part’ is the Bill & Ted movies, The Matrix and Speed. That’s it. There can be all sorts of […]

The Primevals Are Calling!

I love stop-motion animation. I was almost weaned on Ray Harryhausen, so it means something to me. There’s something surreal about it. It never quite looks like part of the scene–which is part of it’s charm–but it was always so obviously craft-intensive and fascinating to watch that even when it wasn’t done that well (LazerBlast) […]

Spider-Man: Far From Home – Trailer Into Reaction

A few hours ago Sony released the teaser trailer for their upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home and it looks like a lot of fun (like any Spider-Man movie should be). And did I mention that Mysterio is the villain? Played by the–at times–uber-creepy Jake Gyllenhaal? In fact, the only shortcoming I can find with the […]

The ‘Snap’ Heard Around Springfield

In case you were wondering how far Thanos’ snap from Avengers: Infinity War extended, apparently all the way in Springfield because the Simpson’s weren’t immune to its effects. Which makes sense when you think about since Disney purchased the assets of 20th Century Fox, which includes The Simpsons.

Velvet Buzzsaw – Trailer

I have no idea what a ‘velvet chainsaw’ is but it sounds relatively ineffective for the things chainsaws are typically used for. Having just watched the trailer for the movie I at first thought it was a high-brow commentary on art. Which is okay but not quite my thing. Looking a little deeper I think […]