So Far, So Good | 'Apple Knight' Mobile/PC Game Review

I’m typically not a fan of early-access type mobile and PC games, as more often than not, the format is used to peddle broken and incomplete games, passing them off as complete products.  Limitless LLC’s action platformer “Apple Knight” is arguably still in that state, but the levels it does offer are tightly-crafted experiences reminiscent of good Super Nintendo levels rather than something that is unfit for consumers.  … Continue reading So Far, So Good | 'Apple Knight' Mobile/PC Game Review

Pining for a Life Worth Living | 'The Irishman' Netflix Movie Review

Martin Scorcese never disappoints, as while his films aren’t always masterpieces (I’m looking at you, “Hugo” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”), they always entertain and are memorable.  Netflix has been on a hot streak in the past year, as it has greenlit risky but rewarding projects like Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Eddie Murphy’s “Dolemite Is My Name” that is giving the streaming platform a library of … Continue reading Pining for a Life Worth Living | 'The Irishman' Netflix Movie Review

Nostalgia Trolley | ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Movie Review

Mr. Rogers’ legacy transcends the initial audience from the first episode of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and this movie is a monument to that legacy. Tom Hanks bring the man alive and reminds that our emotions are valid and encourage the audience to communicate them in healthy ways. Continue reading Nostalgia Trolley | ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Movie Review

No, Your New Subscription Service is not Worth the Price of Netflix | Column from the Editor

Subscription fatigue encapsulates 2019, as everyone and their mom wants to sell you an overpriced subscription to something. In the streaming world, Disney Plus has joined the likes of HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Crackle, Mubi, Acorn TV, and Freeform. If you liked Loot Crate, there is about fifty thousand likewise subscription boxes focusing on everything from dog treats to bacon to stickers … Continue reading No, Your New Subscription Service is not Worth the Price of Netflix | Column from the Editor

Let The Franchise Go | ‘Frozen 2’ Movie Review

“Frozen” came out six years ago. Keep that in the back of your mind. We waited six years for this.  I feel bad for “Frozen 2.” I really do. Its predecessor was a decent film in its own right, elevated by lighting-in-a-bottle music numbers that both fit narratively in the film, while being legitimate pieces of art in their own right, winning the film two Grammys and two … Continue reading Let The Franchise Go | ‘Frozen 2’ Movie Review

Falling From Heaven: Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) is Bombing at the Box Office | Column from the Critic

Recently, I covered the latest “Charlie’s Angels” foray on the silver screen. In short, I thought it was a fun action movie with a solid cast and compelling action sequences. However, the movie has been struggling; with a 58% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and it has barely made half its budget so far. In response, writer-director Elizabeth Banks responded to the movie’s shortcomings: “You’ve … Continue reading Falling From Heaven: Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) is Bombing at the Box Office | Column from the Critic

Best Animated Feature | ‘Klaus’ Netflix Movie Review

Netflix keeps on making reasons for me to firmly stick by it, amid the ever-growing competitive streaming scene, the biggest of which is that they keep funding good original projects that takes risks, and are just plain great.  Sergio Pablos and Carlos Martínez López’s “Klaus” might be the finest thing Netflix has released this year, and should be a shoe-in for Best Animated Feature at The Oscars.  It’s … Continue reading Best Animated Feature | ‘Klaus’ Netflix Movie Review

Good Morning, Angels | ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) Movie Review

“Charlie’s Angels” is one of the strongest cultural milestones to stand the test of time. Originally a 1976 TV story of three private investigators working for a boss via speakerphone, this series has been adapted into two films in the 2000s directed by McG and a short-lived reboot in 2011. Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as director, writer, producer, and stars in this latest foray … Continue reading Good Morning, Angels | ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) Movie Review

To Save You From Tears … | ‘Last Christmas’ Movie Review

Paul Feig is one of those directors whose work I mean to see, but never get around to. He’s proven that he has what it takes with movies like “Spy” and “The Heat” that he’s got a sharp eye for comedy. Then, you have “Bridesmaids,” a movie that’s always been on my radar; likewise, for the 2016 version of “Ghostbusters” which I hoped to see … Continue reading To Save You From Tears … | ‘Last Christmas’ Movie Review

Remembering Hollywood Video | Column From the Editor

There was once a time when Blockbuster, one of the largest video store chains in the world, had over 9,000 stores. Now, in large part due to the success of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, there is only one Blockbuster left in the world, located in Bend, Ore., and is kept alive mostly as a curiosity from an era that still feels like yesterday … Continue reading Remembering Hollywood Video | Column From the Editor