What Dark Universe? | “The Invisible Man” Movie Review

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

It’s Time to Consolidate Streaming Services | Column from the Editor

Last year, Disney Plus launched, and this year, NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming services is set to launch, not long after HBO Max is released to the world.  I’ve reviewed a lot of original content from streaming services in the last year, and by far Netflix has the most volume and highest number of quality original projects. I pay $12.99 for Netflix, and am in the (assumed) … Continue reading It’s Time to Consolidate Streaming Services | Column from the Editor

Someone Else’s Fantasy | “Fantasy Island” Movie Review

I want to open this review by saying how appreciative of Blumhouse, coming from someone who lived through a long period of time when the horror genre was largely dead. While not all of their films are big hits, and this year’s “Fantasy Island” is no exception, the horror genre deserves to live, and it seems like Blumhouse has found a way to make producing them … Continue reading Someone Else’s Fantasy | “Fantasy Island” Movie Review

“Winner Takes It All” | “Better Call Saul” Season 4 TV Show Review & Recap

In preparation for the upcoming season 5 of “Better Call Saul”, I binged season 4, courtesy of Netflix. To series producer Vince Gilligan: Please never stop making TV. Whatever he makes, I always eat right up, especially if it’s a project in the “Breaking Bad” universe. Season 4 follows disbarred lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), immediately following the death of his brother, esteemed attorney Charles … Continue reading “Winner Takes It All” | “Better Call Saul” Season 4 TV Show Review & Recap

Another Jumanji Review | 2018 “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” YouTube Video Review

This is InReview’s first video review! Finally released after its initial production in early 2018. A little backstory: In early 2018, I filmed two video reviews, and I completed editing on this one. I was using a dying laptop and hadn’t edited a video in years, so there was a bit of a learning curve. But I wanted the video to look perfect, so I … Continue reading Another Jumanji Review | 2018 “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” YouTube Video Review

The 2020s Could Be the Decade of Valiant Superhero Films: “Bloodshot” Movie Trailer Commentary | Column From the Editor

If you’re familiar with comic books, you’ll know that Marvel and DC are not the only comic book publishers who do superhero stories well, and Valiant is one of those publishers. Not in the top echelon at all, Valiant comics fill a specific niche. Their heroes, while having flashy, memorable branding, are often more serious than most DC superheroes, and that’s because they were born … Continue reading The 2020s Could Be the Decade of Valiant Superhero Films: “Bloodshot” Movie Trailer Commentary | Column From the Editor

“Just What I Needed!” | “Sword of Xolan” Mobile Game Review

The action platformer has been around arguably as long as the Atari, but really swept the gaming industry when a little game called “Super Mario Bros.” landed on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1983.  For years, it was the dominant genre in the industry, though it was replaced unceremoniously with the first person shooter when 1993’s “Doom” shook up the industry. Today, the dominant genre of … Continue reading “Just What I Needed!” | “Sword of Xolan” Mobile Game Review

2020 Oscars Recap & Reactions | Column from the Editor

With the 92nd Academy Awards announced Sunday, here are my reactions, commentary and analysis of the awards: Best Picture Winner: Parasite I’m sure “Parasite” deserves this, but I generally don’t like the Best Picture category because it’s too broad. That being said, “Parasite”’s upset story will be one that will be remembered as the highlight of the night.  Actor in a Leading Role Winner: Joaquin … Continue reading 2020 Oscars Recap & Reactions | Column from the Editor

The Star Wars Prequels Have Been Forgiven Because They Are Memeable and Original | Column From the Editor

I’ve read a few articles written by entertainment reporters, internet pundits, and film critics trying to put into words why people have forgiven the Star Wars prequels, specifically from the fringes of the millennial generation and the oldest members of generation Z who grew up the films. The most recent such article comes via Screenrant, which tries to decode why Star Wars fans have forgiven … Continue reading The Star Wars Prequels Have Been Forgiven Because They Are Memeable and Original | Column From the Editor