"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 →

"Child's Play"- Movie ReviewWe all have that one movie we saw as a child that left us traumatized. For me, that movie (or at least one of them) was the 1988 slasher flick, Child's Play. I could fill up half of this review with reasons as to why the film scarred me as much as... Continue Reading →

"Rocketman"- Movie Review Biopics tend to follow a standard formula: we open with a simple or not-so-great childhood, during our protagonist discovers their talent for {insert area of prodigal expertise here}. Fast forward a couple of years and their big break finally comes. Their newfound fame, while welcomed, comes with a few downsides, including scumbag... Continue Reading →

"Aladdin"- Movie Review Aladdin is the latest in a long string of live action Disney remakes that really shouldn't exist. You all know the story. A charming street urchin named Aladdin (played excellently by newcomer Mena Massoud) falls in love with Jasmine (Naomi Scott), princess of the desert kingdom of Agrabah. Following a botched mission... Continue Reading →

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