‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Review – Good, but Not Good Enough

I never grew up with the Terminator franchise. I knew the movies existed, but my only familiarity was with the arcade games, which I rarely played. I am not sure if this makes me a better or worse judge of the latest installment, Terminator: Dark Fate, which leans on a few easy hits of nostalgia. The…

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‘Ready or Not’ Says it’s Time to Bring Out the Guillotines

The world’s on fire, and people are angry. That’s putting it mildly, but nevertheless, the collective mindset of the current generations is one of righteous fury. Every once in a while in these times of crisis there comes a movie or two that channels that rage towards the ones responsible for all the chaos and suffering…

Mindhunter Season 2 – Ego, Connection, and Serial Killers

We take a lot of things for granted in the realm of entertainment. A series about interviews with serial killers which are then used to bring the ones still at large to justice, from a brilliant mind like David Fincher, certainly tops the list. Based off of the real F.B.I. Behavioral Science Unit that surfaced…

The Best Episodes of Invader Zim

Invader Zim has always been a unique kind of phenomenon. Upon its release in 2001, the show immediately set itself apart from everything else airing on television at the time; its bizarre sense of humor, dark subject matter, and deranged animation and art style all led to high praise from critics and audiences alike. The series…

‘Krypton’ Season 2 Premiere Recap & Review

After General Zod took over Kandor with Seg-El and Brainiac confined to the Phantom Zone in the finale of Krypton’s first season, it was a wonder to find out just how this unprecedented Superman prequel would continue from there. The season two premiere picks up six months after the events of last year’s finale. The…

“Mandy” – The Insane, Violent, and Tragic Ballad of Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is a true enigma of a human being. He is endlessly lampooned, idolized, studied, quoted, and ironically loved to the point where it is no longer ironic. Montages of the actor "losing his shit" or just straight freaking out onscreen have garnered over a million views, and there was even an episode of…

“The Predator” – A Wild, Flawed, Problematic Ride

The very first film in the Predator franchise, 1987's Predator was more of a thriller than a full on action flick. A team of commandos stuck in the jungle are hunted by an alien warrior that kills for sport, and that alien stays out of sight for the majority of the film, building up suspense…

“Peppermint” – Racially Charged Fear-Mongering For the Suburban Middle Class

Let’s get right to it. Peppermint is an incredibly irresponsible piece of racist fear-mongering. Irresponsible might even be too soft of a description; the timing of this film is a bit too perfect to be an accident. There’s something inherently malicious about the release of a movie that features two-dimensional, irredeemable, unsympathetic latinx characters as…

“A.X.L.” – The Teenage Sports Drama is More Fun Than the Robot Dog

Last week, audiences went back in time to witness the very first bond between man and canine. This week, we go a little bit into the future with A.X.L., to witness the first bond between man and robot canine. Well, maybe not the first (remember the Tekno toys?). Yes, this is the second “boy and…

“Mile 22” – Dizzying, Incoherent Rambling That Would Make Alex Jones Blush

On paper, Mile 22 sounds like a very solid action flick. It's directed by Peter Berg (Hancock, Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day), stars Mark Wahlberg in their fourth collaboration together, The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan, The Raid (one of the greatest action films of all time)'s Iko Uwais, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey (who's surprisingly…