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Star Trek: Picard S1/E5 Review: ‘Stardust City Rag’

Can you recover your humanity? That’s the question at the heart of the halfway point of Star Trek: Picard’s inaugural season. Despite the pulpy setting on INSERT CASINO PLANET HERE, ‘Stardust City Rag,’ by novelist Kristen Beyer, features some of the most sober moments in modern Trek history. Darby HarnDarby Harn is a freelance writer […]

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Review – Sonic Rockets Past Expectations

Sonic the Hedgehog blasted its way into theaters this past weekend to fantastic box office numbers. It sets up a new and exciting age in video game movies, and most importantly, it’s surprisingly good. Bobby LongBobby Long is a life-long fan of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney and The […]

Star Trek: Picard S1/E4 Review: ‘Absolute Candor’

You’d think the return of a beloved fan favorite character after nearly twenty years would be the headline of any review of a Star Trek episode, but nope. Regardless of all the tremendous things in this fourth episode of Star Trek: Picard, the lead has to be ROMULAN WARRIOR NUNS. Darby HarnDarby Harn is a freelance […]

Birds of Prey

‘Birds of Prey’ Review – A Madcap Color Bomb of Action

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey is Harley Quinn’s story. Gotham City’s favorite hot mess once again finds herself spiraling down into messes hotter than a vat of acid in a way only Harley Quinn could get herself into. Told through the beautifully insane, colorful perspective of…you guessed it…Harley Quinn herself.  Bobby LongBobby Long is a life-long […]

‘Underwater’ Review: Not a Splash, but Worth Getting Wet For

The Kristen Stewart-led blockbuster is a financial disaster that has been largely ignored by audiences, but is this a trip deep below worth taking for monster fanatics? Fran J. RuizFrancisco J. Ruiz is that guy who has watched Jurassic Park a thousand times and loves Star Wars. His hunger for movies is only matched by his love […]

Douglas & Kubrick on the Warpath: An Appreciation of ‘Paths of Glory’

With his recent passing, it’s time to give some love to an often overlooked gem from Kirk Douglas’s long and storied career. Robert Graff

Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard S1/E3 Review: ‘The End Is The Beginning’

It takes three episodes, but Jean-Luc Picard finally gets back where he belongs: outer space. He’s a bit older, so you expect him to have a more leisurely pace. The deliberate, novelistic structure of the new series is everything Star Trek has aspired to be in his long history, warts and all. Darby HarnDarby Harn […]


‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Review – A Flawed but Enjoyable Sequel

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since Maleficent kicked off Disney’s recent stream of live action remakes with its twisted retelling of Sleeping Beauty. After a summer that saw Disney dominate the box office with remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King, the House of Mouse ends the year by returning to […]


‘Joker’ Review – An Uncomfortable but Fascinating Character Study

This is not a comic book movie. Todd Phillip’s Joker arrived in theaters this weekend, amidst both accolades and controversy, without a super hero in sight. There’s no capes, no Dark Knight coming to save the day. Instead we’re presented with a character study, a front row seat for a journey into the mind of […]


DC’s ‘Joker’ Premieres to Rave Reviews

After releasing the final trailer just last week, Todd Phillips’ Joker premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday and judging by the early reviews it’s going to be a dark and twisted delight when it hits cinemas next month. ChrisLyneChris is a lifelong fan of Disney, Star Wars and super heroes who can’t quite believe this […]

Dark Phoenix

‘Dark Phoenix’ Review – Fox’s ‘X-Men’ Movies Come to an End; Not Quite With a Bang, Nor a Whimper

Fox’s final X-Men movie has arrived with Dark Phoenix, and while the ads (since Disney’s purchase of Fox) have tried to sell the movie as a “big finish” to the series, the movie itself is ultimately a mixed bag that left me feeling like this version of the franchise needed a better ending than what it got. […]


‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Review – Bigger is Better

Five years have passed since Godzilla made a triumphant return to the big screen with Gareth Edwards’s movie, which used the monster sparingly throughout the film before unleashing him in full-force in one of the most satisfying climaxes to a Hollywood action movie in recent years. But with the sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the […]

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