Netflix has this inane ability to release the creative shackles on those who were chained by the creative limitations imposed upon them by traditional Hollywood studios, whether it be in the form of seeing a Michael Bay film in “6 Underground” in which he’s allowed to completely go off the rails, or a film where Martin Scorcese is allowed to tell a 3-hour mob epic … Continue reading The Most Mark Wahlberg Film You’ll Ever See | “Spencer Confidential” Netflix Movie Review
A while ago, our film critic, Alex Stewart, ranked all 9 Star Wars Episodes. As a huge Star Wars geek, I wanted to go one step further: To rank all Star Wars films that premiered in the theater, which accounts for some 12 movies (don’t expect to find the Ewoks films or the “Star Wars Holiday Special.”). Without further ado, here’s my complete rankings: 12. Episode … Continue reading Ranking All 12 Star Wars Theatrical Films | Column from the Editor
The one complaint I have about Netflix’s “Castlevania” Seasons 1 and 2 is that they have the content of one season (they have 16 half-hour episodes combined, with Season 1 really feeling like a pilot at four episodes). That being said, when you put them together, you have a glorious bloodbath, full of memorable characters like series leads Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), an iconic monster … Continue reading Some Lovely Character Development | “Castlevania” Season 3 Netflix Series Review
All good things must come to an end eventually, but BoJack Horseman didn’t necessarily need to. At least not yet. The financial workings of Netflix remains a mystery to many, as it is willing to greenlight both deserving projects that cost a little more than they should (like “The Irishman” and the “Dark Crystal” reboot), as well as an absolute sea of projects that go … Continue reading Netflix Was Wrong To End This Show | “BoJack Horseman” Season 6 Part 2 Netflix Series Review
After talking about a remade game-to-be, it would be fitting to talk about another popular, remade version of an old game which was recently released in “Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Edition” for the Nintendo Switch.
Its original was the first of the Mystery Dungeon spin-off series, and it kicked it off on a high note. Did its remake rekindle those fond flames?
The last 10 years have not been incredibly kind to Pixar, with 2015’s “Inside Out” and 2017’s “Coco” proving to be bright spots in what has otherwise been a decade of underwhelming Pixar sequels and original properties that just didn’t take off the way Pixar’s films did in the early 2000s. In 2018, I wrote a column speculating “Is Pixar in trouble?” theorizing that pressure … Continue reading Bring Out The Tissues | “Onward” Movie Review
While THQ Nordic themselves haven’t officially made an announcement about the matter, a Nintendo infographic might have inadvertently revealed that the previously-announced game, “SpongeBob Suarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated”, is due for a May 2020 release for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. The stunning decision to remake the masterful 2003 cult classic comes to the delight of fans, children and adults worldwide. It is fair to say that the “Rehydrated” remake has big shoes to fill.
How big are those shoes? Let’s do the usual, and have a look at how the original fared when it released 17 years ago:
Yesterday, on Super Tuesday, InReview officially joined the Large Association of Movie Blogs (the LAMB) the largest movie blog network in the world! Joining the network will allow us to grow our audience and allow us to participate in a much larger blogging community we previously did not have access to. I started InReview almost two years ago in 2018 as a fresh-faced college graduate, starting with … Continue reading InReview Joins the LAMB, Triples Readership, Call for Writers & More! | InReview Site Updates
If you don’t remember, in 2017 Universal tried to reboot one of the first cinematic universes; their classic monster movies in what was briefly called the Dark Universe (taking after the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Unfortunately, Tom Cruz’s “The Mummy” was supposed to lead the charge, and it fell so hard on its face that it led to the cancellation of all Dark Universe projects, one … Continue reading What Dark Universe? | “The Invisible Man” Movie Review
The Oscars have come and gone. As the awards were presented, Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite” was the winner of the night. When I saw the movie take Best Picture, I immediately thought to myself, “I can push the Sonic review aside.” And when racist idiots threw a hissy fit about its awards, I knew I had a reason to check this out. So, did this movie … Continue reading Glittering Gold | “Parasite” Movie Review