‘Scoob!’ Review – What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

The latest animated Scooby-Doo venture, 'Scoob!' will definitely draw in a young crowd, but at the expense of alienating others of all ages.

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‘I’ll Meet You There’ Review – Flawed, But Warm and Important

I’ll Meet You There is the type of film where characters say things like “we can't move forward until we face the past.” It is not that this sentiment is untrue, but rather that writer/director Iram Parveen Bilal is working with such interesting ideas that rigid following of soapy cliches and blandness feel frustrating. The…

‘Bloodshot’ Review – Superhero Flicks of the Past Are Resurrected

There has been a debate as of late surrounding superhero films and their place in the grand tapestry of cinema. What worth do they have to the medium? Is their cultural dominance a sign of uncreative executives or simply just the result of audience demand? Are they even "cinema" at all? I may not be…

‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Review – A Film Made for Everyone, Ends Up Being For No One

As the SEGA logo appeared onscreen, a fist-bump rose into the air. A true Sonic fan was in the midst and I knew I would be looking to him in order to see whether or not the film fulfilled its promise to the fanbase. Having no prior opinions or even experiences really with Sonic, this…

A Quarter Mile at a Time: Emotional Intelligence in The Fast Saga

"I don’t have friends… I got family." When talking about the Fast Saga, it is hard to not bring up that oh so infamous and often memed line that, by itself, defines the entire franchise. The ‘friends are family’ trope is a well-worn one that has been done well (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)…