Black Summer Is Coming Again

Netflix’s Black Summer was likely akin to a breath of fresh air for zombie fans, which is interesting when you consider that it was created by The Asylum, a studio known primarily for knockoff shlock like Atlantic Rim (Pacific Rim), Operation Dunkirk (Dunkirk), Z Nation (The Walking Dead), Titanic II (Titanic) and the Sharknado movies. […]

Enter Jupiter’s Legacy

Remember a few months ago when I discussed that Netflix was dumping its Marvel Television properties (for reasons that were supposedly due to low ratings–and while that may be true I believe it to be a simplification)? If I recall I also paraphrased Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) from 2013’s Pacific Rim ‘In order to fight […]

The Umbrella Academy – Teaser Trailer

When Raleigh Beckett said in 2013’s Pacific Rim that ‘…in order to fight monsters we had to create monsters of our own,’ he wasn’t talking about the current streaming environment but he might as well have been because when Disney launches Disney+–their competing, terribly-named streaming service–they intend to pull all their content from Netflix. Which […]

Pacific Rim: Uprising – Review

This review is a long time coming because while I’m a huge fan of the original Pacific Rim I didn’t know how to approach the sequel, especially since the director of the first, Guillermo Del Toro, wouldn’t be returning to the franchise. Steven DeKnight (Spartacus, Marvel’s Daredevil) directed the sequel, and his approach–to be expected–is […]

A Perfect Vehicle for Michael Bay

And that’s not a sentiment I come by all too often because Bay’s movies are all about what’s on the surface, and typically lack anything approaching nuance (though to be fair he definitely knows his audience.) Though that audience is generally not terribly discriminating, which is why it’s so maddening when the Transformers movies do […]

Pacific Rim: Uprising – Teaser Trailer

1993’s kaiju versus giant robots epic Pacific Rim never appeared to find its audience domestically–earning three times more ($102 million vs $309 million) at the foreign box office (primarily China).  And it’s hard to understand why, epecially when you take into account it had more heart and was more clever in it’s first five minutes the […]