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 […]

AMI (2019) – Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

Movies about AI going bonkers–like 2001: A Space Odyssey or 2018’s Tau–are hardly uncommon but AMI hits a little bit closer to home with a digital assistant that’s remarkably similar to Apple’s Siri. And speaking of digital assistants, check out Marti, an episode from the Netflix series Creeped Out. I suspect it’s a lot like […]

Dune Made Who!? Dune Made You!

I honestly don’t think there’s a such thing as an ‘unfilmable’ novel–not any more, at any rate–especially with so many ways to present a work. You could choose network television–which brings certain advantages–or maybe HBO or Starz, or streaming options like Amazon or Netflix. You have to match the material to the venue. This is […]

Shaw & Hobbs – Official Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

Universal Pictures dropped a trailer for their Fast and Furious spin-off, Shaw & Hobbs and…it’s interesting because while it continues the car fetishization typical for the series it’s a spin-off from–if the trailer is at all accurate it’s become a superhero film. For instance, Idris Elba’s Brixton IS Power Man (essentially)–which is interesting because Netflix […]

Love, Simon – Official Trailer 

‘Coming out’ stories can be particularly difficult to do well because they’re often a study in contrasts and conflicting sensibilities that don’t benefit from leaning too hard in any particularly direction. Which isn’t to say that there aren’t movies out there that do just that.  Urbania (2001-Dir. Jon Shear) and Parallel Sons (1995-Dir. John G. […]

A Cure For Wellness – Trailer

Having watched The OA on Netflix a few weeks ago–check it out, it’s really intriguing and pretty clever at times–I’ve come to notice that Jason Issacs in the latter part of his career seems to be specializing in criminally-inclined medical professionals.   And I think it was his turn as a trauma surgeon in 1997’s Event […]

The OA – Review

I published a video earlier this week on YouTube reviewing Netflix’s The OA, which I thought was a pretty remarkable bit of television.   I figure that I’d expand on what I said in the video, without spoiling the experience for people who haven’t seen it yet (besides, spoilers suck). Brit Marling wrote most of eight […]