"Salem's Lot"- Book Review Another year has passed, and thus another Halloween has come and gone. This October, I really wanted to sink my teeth into a story that fit nicely into the Halloween spirit. I thought long and hard about which author I'd choose from: Edgar Allan Poe? H.P. Lovecraft? Bram Stoker? In the... Continue Reading →

"The Lighthouse"- Movie Review A24 is on a roll. Think about it. Since 2013 they've released films such as The Spectacular Now, Spring Breakers, Locke, Tusk, While We're Young, Ex Machina, Room, Green Room, The Lobster, and 20th Century Women, and that's just to name a few. For an independent entertainment company, that's pretty impressive.... Continue Reading →

"Joker"- Movie Review When Warner Bros. announced years ago that an R-rated standalone Joker movie was in the works, what do you think people were expecting to see? Definitely something dark. I'm not sure how you could do a safe hard R portrayal of the most notorious supervillain of all time. No doubt it would... Continue Reading →

  "The Peanut Butter Falcon" & "Ad Astra"- Dual Review This week you're getting two in one! It's been a slow two weeks in regard to new releases, so I decided to use that window to check out two films that lay on opposite ends of the cinematic spectrum.   The first is The Peanut Butter Falcon,... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Female Characters That Inspired Me Growing Up When we were children we always had somebody to look up. In the real world, we had our mothers and fathers, our grandparents, our siblings and what not. Oftentimes they were people who didn't actually exist. They were brave heroes, daring adventurers, confident jokesters, cool warriors,... Continue Reading →

"IT: Chapter Two"- Movie Review Given the immense popularity and buzz surrounding the first IT film, it's easy to forget that it came out two years ago. Two years! Seems like it was only a few months ago people were getting eager to see Stephen King's story of a child-eating shapeshifter clown get the cinematic... Continue Reading →

"The Jacket" A Short Story I didn't think much of it at first. It was only a jacket. An old, ugly leather jacket with an asymmetrical zipper and flat wool lining around the cuffs. The material along the collar was cracked and peeling. The warm hazelnut color had darkened with age to a filthy grey-ish... Continue Reading →

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"- Movie Review Every generation has stories to tell. Sometimes they're grounded and sometimes they're outrageous. Often they're romantic, sad, patriotic, even humorous. But it seems like the kind of stories we love to tell the most are ones that keep us up at night. Case in point, "Scary... Continue Reading →

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"- Movie Review There are many ways to describe Quentin Tarantino's films: brash, sharp-tongued, witty, bloody, grandiose. No matter the adjective, the one thing we can all agree on is that the man has consistently delivered. And now with his (supposed) retirement approaching, the question is whether or not his... Continue Reading →

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