It’s Our Blogiversary | 2 Years Strong

On June 13, 2018, I launched InReview as an independent platform for my movie and video game reviews, having been a wandering freelancer for years. Later that year, Andrew Baillargeon joined this site, and last year, Alex Stewart and Darnell Henriquez joined us. In March of 2020, we joined the Large Association of Movie Blogs, and we’ve tripled our readership both years we’ve existed. In … Continue reading It’s Our Blogiversary | 2 Years Strong

The Console Wars Are Getting Old | Column from the Editor

So which one are you getting? The Wi-Fi router or the mini fridge? That meme is as far as my investment goes into the next generation of console wars, between the PlayStation 5 and the XBox Series X.  I’ve lived through the Nintendo versus Sega console wars, and I vividly remember when the first editions of the PlayStation and XBox came out. I was more invested … Continue reading The Console Wars Are Getting Old | Column from the Editor

The Right Missy | “Uncut Gems” (2019) Movie Review

It took half a year, but I was finally able to watch A24’s “Uncut Gems,” a fantastic little film about gem dealer and chronic gambler Howard Ratner, as portrayed by Adam Sandler. And Sandler is great in this film.  Ratner is quite simply a scumbag. He cheats on his wife (Idina Menzel) for his younger female employee/girlfriend (Julia Fox), he uses other people’s money to make … Continue reading The Right Missy | “Uncut Gems” (2019) Movie Review

Weird, Trippy And Sometimes Scary Modern Art | “The Flying Fish” 2019 Short Film Review

Here at InReview, we occasionally get screeners from independent filmmakers, which we’re happy to look at and potentially review, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, where fresh entertainment content to write about has become scarce. Of all the screeners I’ve gotten, none has been weirder than Murat Sayginer’s “The Flying Fish.” A Turkish CGI short film that’s about 20 minutes long, “The Flying Fish” is basically … Continue reading Weird, Trippy And Sometimes Scary Modern Art | “The Flying Fish” 2019 Short Film Review

No Ricking Way | “Rick and Morty” Season 4 Part 2 Review

“Rick and Morty” Season 4 Part 2 just finished airing, and it’s safe to say that the show hasn’t lost a beat. With the recent premier of “Solar Opposites,” a very similar show by one of “Rick and Morty”‘s co-creators, it’s a great time to be a “Rick and Morty” fan.  With so much to unpack, I figured I’d do an episode-by-episode breakdown. Light spoilers ahead.  Season … Continue reading No Ricking Way | “Rick and Morty” Season 4 Part 2 Review

Welcome Trash | “The Wrong Missy” Netflix Movie Review

We’re reaching the point of the pandemic in which our options for fresh entertainment are limited, as what would normally be the beginning of the summer movie season has been populated by sparse releases on streaming platforms, mostly from the usual suspects, like Netflix and Amazon. Only time will tell if more big studios will follow “The Hunt,” “Trolls World Tour”, and “SCOOB!”‘s direct-to-video on demand … Continue reading Welcome Trash | “The Wrong Missy” Netflix Movie Review

I Guess Carole Baskin Won | Column from the Editor

Amid a pandemic and protests across the nation for the killing of George Floyd, we got a strange “Tiger King” update: Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue and woman who probably killed her husband years ago has been awarded Joe Exotic’s old zoo via court proceedings, forcing current owner Jeff Lowe off the property in 120 days.  For some, this is infuriating. It means … Continue reading I Guess Carole Baskin Won | Column from the Editor

Why Not? #MakeSolo2Happen | Column from the Editor 

For some reason, #MakeSolor2Happen is trending on Twitter again.  Why?  I reviewed this film when it came out. In short, 2018’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” didn’t have a chance. It had an over bloated budget while being a niche story in the “Star Wars” universe, it was coming off the heels of the greatly controversial “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which came out 5 months … Continue reading Why Not? #MakeSolo2Happen | Column from the Editor 

Very Much Alive | “Dead to Me” Season 2 Netflix Series Review

In preparation for this review, I re-watched “Dead to Me” Season 1, and little did I know, I forgot that I watched the entire thing. For me, “Dead to Me” came, went, and despite the fact that it ended on a cliffhanger, I didn’t necessarily need more of it.  However, I heard Season 2 was much better, and thus I had to catch up. And because … Continue reading Very Much Alive | “Dead to Me” Season 2 Netflix Series Review

It’s Over 9,000! | InReview Site Update

Today, I am happy to announce that InReview has reached over 9,000 total site reads. Next month, it looks like we will pass 10,000.  Since I launched this site nearly two years ago, we’ve tripled our monthly page view count twice. Starting InReview in 2018 was a slow grow, but it’s been a fruitful one. June 13 is the site’s official anniversary, and I will … Continue reading It’s Over 9,000! | InReview Site Update