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…

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Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is Tarantino’s Sweet Goodbye to the Golden Age

Quentin Tarantino’s love for watching and making movies is obvious throughout all of his filmography, but nowhere is it more prevalent and interwoven into the very fabric of the film than his latest effort Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. Set in 1969, as the Golden Age of Hollywood was drawing to a close, Tarantino paints…

Crawl – A Tight, Tense Creature Feature in Dirty Florida Flood Water

A horror movie set in Florida seems like a no-brainer. There are countless terrifying stories that you can set in the land of smelly swamps, suffocating humidity, crowded theme parks, and insane residents. Crawl goes for a combination of a creature feature (starring some Florida gators) and a natural disaster flick (starring a Florida hurricane). It’s…

The Flamboyant Flair of Rocketman Sets a New Bar for Music Biopics

I’m not sure where the current surge of baby boomer music movies came from, but it looks like it’s here for a little while longer. After the rocking songs of Queen took music biopics to new heights at the box office last year, Hollywood has its eyes set on The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen-influenced movies…

Besides a Nefarious Octavia Spencer Performance, Ma Is a Bit of a Mess

The second you give me a horror film starring Octavia Spencer as the villain, I’m there. Ma, a new thriller from the director of The Help and The Girl on a Train, held the promise of that, but aside from a devilishly fun performance from Spencer in the titular role, it doesn’t offer much else. It…

The Wandering Earth – The Biggest Movie You’ve Never Heard Of

At the same time that Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame have been dominating the box office, China came out with a mega-blockbuster of their own. Now the third-grossing movie of the year as well as China’s second biggest movie of all time, The Wandering Earth is the country’s first full-scale science fiction epic. Part interstellar spectacular, part disaster…

Unicorn Store – Wonder, Magic, and Growing Up Without Losing Yourself

To say that Brie Larson is having a good year would be a bit of an understatement. The Oscar-winning actress smashed through the patriarchy and box office records with Captain Marvel, and less than two months later is set to reprise the role of Carol Danvers in Avengers: Endgame, a little film that’s all but guaranteed…

“The Best of Enemies” is This Year’s Green Book, and That’s Not Good

Will we never learn? With the wound of the  offensive and irresponsible Academy Award winning Green Book still open and bleeding, Hollywood has, after only a little more than a month later, bestowed upon us yet another plain, sanitized look at racial tensions in the South during the 60s and 70s. The Best of Enemies isn’t quite…

“Us” is Unsettling, Bloody, and One Hell of a Thought-Provoking Ride

If, for whatever reason, you were still having doubts that Jordan Peele, half the mind behind Key and Peele, which filled the void left from Chappelle's Show, and the entire mind behind 2017's monster hit Get Out, as well as the upcoming Twilight Zone reboot, consider them extinguished with the release of Us. Peele has…