REview: The Unholy (2021) | Good Idea, Weak Storytelling

Evan Spiliotopolous’ The Unholy has a lot of good ideas though doesn’t explore anything deeply enough to matter. It revolves around similar subject matter as Netflix’s Midnight Mass (2021), namely the intersection of faith and the worship of false/deceptive entities though The Unholy approaches the subject matter so simplistically that nothing particularly resonates. The story […]

James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Underperforms

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad premiered Friday with $12 million at the North American box office. By way of comparison, 2016’s Suicide Squad opened with $64 million. That’s a MASSIVE decline and while COVID wasn’t an issue in 2016, neither was WarnerMedia’s streaming platform, HBOMax. This is what happens when a company is willing to […]

Trailer Into REaction: Stardust (2020) | Official Trailer

Stardust appears to chronicle the period of 1972-1974, when David Bowie assumed the persona of Ziggy Stardust, which considering how theatrical he was throughout that period seems particularly cinematic. Though for a moment let’s go to me growing up in, where it was not uncommon to see posters for Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to […]

Pattinson’s Batman Revealed!

The Hollywood Reporter released a video that showed Robert Pattinson in what I think it’s safe to assume is the Batman costume from Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie. I took a screenshot from the video and lightened it and…what I could make out doesn’t look great. It feels very ‘Daredevil,’ not the Netflix series but the […]

Is Moon Knight Too Violent For Disney+?

Moon Knight is one of my favorite comic characters–that’s my bust on the left–and while I’m glad to hear that the character is getting a bit of love from Marvel, I have to ask if Disney+ is the right place for the character. Moon Knight, like most characters, has gone through various incarnations though interestingly […]

AHS 1984 (2019) | Official Trailer

I love horror, conversely, I can’t stand American Horror Story, which even has “Horror” in the damn title! You’d think it’d be a no-brainer because…well, horror. But–at for the first season at any rate–American Horror Story was trashy. And icky (and not in a “good” way). I mean, if I’m not watching horror geared at […]

REview – The Strain (2014 – 2017)

This weekend–after taking advantage of a free month of Hulu–I caught Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain and it was pretty good which only fell short of remarkable because the fourth season felt truncated (According to shorrunner/director Carlton Cuse Del Toro actually had plans for a fifth season, which would have given what ended up being […]