When Disney announced their upcoming Disney Plus streaming platform, I was not optimistic or excited about it. I already pay $13 a month for Netflix, which has more shows and movies than I could ever watch, and so far, no other streaming platform has had enough original content to warrant me to drop the service, or add a new one (though Hulu and Amazon Prime … Continue reading ‘Hello there!’ Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Disney Plus series might revitalize Star Wars | Column from the Editor
Last year, I reviewed a film named “Berkshire County” which was later renamed “Tormented,” that takes place in a fictional town or county of the same name. The film, which is a 2014 home evasion film directed by Audrey Cummings, was shot outside Toronto and as such draws instant comparisons to my home county, Berkshire County, Mass., especially because of its Northeastern location and the … Continue reading Not My Berkshire County | ‘Berkshire County/Tormented’ Review Update
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” just came out last week, and it’s caused somewhat of a stir for its controversial scenes of the late Bruce Lee and the Manson murders, as they twist history in sensitive ways for the sake of the movie. For anyone that has seen a Tarantino movie, this is no surprise as this is not the … Continue reading When is it OK to Fictionalize History? | Column from the Editor
With “Spider-Man: Far From Home” crossing the $1 billion line at the box office and “Avengers: Endgame” being the highest grossing movie of all time, plenty of pundits have questioned if and when Marvel Studios will fail. You’ll find plenty of these pieces online, comparing the industry’s current superhero movie trend to that of westerns, noir, and the action films of the 90s and the … Continue reading Will Marvel Ever Fail? | Column from the Editor
By Molly Mott
The trouble of writing critical articles is knowing what to write about.
There’s part of me that asks, “What’s the point?” Part of me that knows that, no matter what I say or how well you say it, no matter how many people see what I’ve written and read it in its entirety, none of it will have a real impact. It’s just an opinion online. Continue reading “Why criticize art in the first place?”
With the release of the new “Star Wars: Episode IX” trailer and its new subtitle, “The Rise of Skywalker,” I took a stab at what the new subtitle could potentially mean.
And they’re all terrible. Hopefully the film won’t be. Continue reading “6 Terrible Guesses at what the Star Wars: Episode IX Subtitle Means”
With the recent bomb of Solo: A Star Wars Story and the divisive nature of The Last Jedi, InReview takes a look at where Disney could’ve brought Star Wars, taking a look at the Star Wars Expanded Universe arc “Legacy of the Force,” while providing a broad overview of the Star Wars brand after Return of the Jedi. Continue reading Video Column: Where Star Wars COULD’VE gone
InReview takes on its very first video column! Continue reading Video Column: Breaking down the Nike Colin Kaepernick ad campaign backlash
“Man of Steel” disappointed. “Batman v. Superman” bombed in a spectacular fashion. “Suicide Squad” bombed. “Wonder Woman” was genuinely good. And “Justice League” was just ok.
And now we have “Aquaman.” Oh, Aquaman. “My man!” as Jason Momoa’s bafoonish testosterone-induced version of the character would say.
But you’re not my man. You’re no one’s man. You’re Jason Momoa playing an overcompensation of a traditionally mild-mannered joke of a character, stuck in between Zack Snyder’s dark and gloomy ugly-CGI “Man of Steel” Universe, and Joss Whedon’s over-corrected “Justice League” Universe. Momoa’s portrayal of the character is one of identity crisis, and the only sample of his character we saw was in a poorly-written by-the-numbers movie that didn’t know what it wanted to be. I hate to say it, but Momoa’s impact as Aquaman was as noticeable as any of the disposable “Suicide Squad” characters, and I would have you know that I mean that in the nicest way possible (“Suicide Squad” is a guilty pleasure of mine); that’s to say, he didn’t offend, like the god-awful Jared Leto Joker we got in that film, but he didn’t make an impact, either. Continue reading “Aquaman will probably dissapoint”
I held off giving a hot take on this issue while it was still trending because that often leads to me putting out a crappy, half-formed opinion on the matter. Now, when it is certain that almost no one will read this because the public has since moved on to the next big things in entertainment news (“Mamma Mia” 2 and “Team Titans Go! To the Movies” are good?!), I’m willing to throw my small voice into the matter. Continue reading “James Gunn and the difficult case of evil artists”