Beyond Pay-To-Win Mechanics | “Retro Bowl” Seasons 6-32 Mobile Game Review [Free Version]

Last May, I gave “Retro Bowl” the first ever 0/10 score on this website, as every pro the game seemed to be negated by a con, in my opinion.  That review was based on me playing about 5 of its in-game seasons, and I stand by what I said. Since the review was published, it got picked up by the game’s reddit page, and has … Continue reading Beyond Pay-To-Win Mechanics | “Retro Bowl” Seasons 6-32 Mobile Game Review [Free Version]

The Eerie Epstein | “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” 2020 Netflix Series Review

Content Warning: The following review is going to discuss sexual assault and grooming of minors. If this subject is uncomfortable, feel free to check out any of the other work on the site. When I first heard about this documentary series on Netflix, I was reluctant to check it out. I was worried that it was going to be some sensational series that takes Jeffrey … Continue reading The Eerie Epstein | “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” 2020 Netflix Series Review

Enter The Volume | “Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian” Season 1 2020 Disney Plus Series Review

I grew up with the “Star Wars” prequels, and I was so into them I made it my duty to watch the little featurettes included with each film’s DVD about how George Lucas made those films.  While the writing and focus of those films were lacking, it is indisputable that they pushed the boundaries as to what early CGI was able to do at the time, and … Continue reading Enter The Volume | “Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian” Season 1 2020 Disney Plus Series Review

The Better Documentary | “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” 2019 Netflix Movie Review

“Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” is a 2019 Netflix documentary that documents the 2017 Fyre Festival debacle, directed by Chris Smith, which in my opinion, presents a much stronger narrative than Hulu’s “Fyre Fraud,” which explored the same subject matter, but through a different lens and with its own exclusive interviews. Here’s my full review of that film. In a nutshell, Fyre Festival … Continue reading The Better Documentary | “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” 2019 Netflix Movie Review

A Good Time To Be A Con Man In America | “Fyre Fraud” 2019 Hulu Movie Review

What happens when you build media buzz based on a product that doesn’t exist? You might see something akin to 2017’s Fyre Festival debacle, in which shady businessman Billy MacFarland conned people into buying tickets to a festival that never fully materialized, driven by a delusional “we’ll figure it out later” mentality that saw him defraud investors out tens of millions of dollars, and landed … Continue reading A Good Time To Be A Con Man In America | “Fyre Fraud” 2019 Hulu Movie Review

“Groundhog Day”, But Better | “Palm Springs” 2020 Hulu Movie Review

By any account, Harold Ramis’ 1993 film “Groundhog Day” is an absolute classic, containing not only a unique concept, but a great performance by Bill Murray. But its concept — in which a main character (or characters) live one day over and over again until they break free of the time loop, had much room for refinement and fine-tuning. Enter “Palm Springs”, a Lonely Island … Continue reading “Groundhog Day”, But Better | “Palm Springs” 2020 Hulu Movie Review

Living With Your Crimes As A Zombie | “The Cured” 2017 Movie Review

2017’s “The Cured,” now available to stream on Hulu, reminds me a whole lot of the BBC show “In The Flesh,” which I enjoyed when I wasn’t watching “Doctor Who,” “Orphan Black” and “Merlin” back in the day, and indeed, it has a similar premise. Like “In The Flesh,” “The Cured” portrays a world that has conquered the zombie apocalypse, albeit “The Cured”, true to … Continue reading Living With Your Crimes As A Zombie | “The Cured” 2017 Movie Review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Underworld  | “The Old Guard” 2020 Netflix Movie Review

Some people love Netflix’s “The Old Guard,” as the film has an 82 percent “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  “Plotting can get pedestrian here – the stakes feel a little low for a tale encompassing political hotspots like Afghanistan and South Sudan – but well-designed fight sequences never drop their guard for a moment.” writes RT critic Leigh Paatsch of Australia’s Herald-Sun.  “In drawing our … Continue reading X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Underworld  | “The Old Guard” 2020 Netflix Movie Review

Disney Orders More Helpings Of Filoni with “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (2021) | Column rom the Editor

Dave Filoni will have his hand in yet another “Star Wars” TV show, as a “The Clone Wars” spinoff series featuring Season 7’s Bad Batch Clones has been ordered by Disney, set to release on Disney Plus in 2021.  The Bad Batch are a group of clones with specific mutations that give them each a singular unique trait that makes them elite soldiers. In the … Continue reading Disney Orders More Helpings Of Filoni with “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (2021) | Column rom the Editor

Ja Ja Ding Dong | “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” 2020 Netflix Movie Review 

Not many successful musical comedies exist on film, and that’s because both genres must strike a precarious balance. “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”, a Netflix film that was partially funded by the Icelandic government merges a very average Will Ferrell comedy with legitimately good music numbers through the vehicle of the Eurovision Song Contest.  As such, the film is part advertisement for Iceland, Eurovision and European … Continue reading Ja Ja Ding Dong | “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” 2020 Netflix Movie Review