5 Ways to Improve the Star Wars Franchise | Column from the Editor

“The Rise of Skywalker” has come and gone, and with it, the book closes on the nine episode Skywalker saga of Star Wars movies, broadly shaping the franchise for better or for worse. Meanwhile, Electronic Arts has finally released a single-player Star Wars game in “Jedi: Fallen Order”, and Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have sparked new life on the small screen that promises that … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve the Star Wars Franchise | Column from the Editor

**Spoilers** 5 Ways 'The Rise of Skywalker' Could Be Improved | Column from the Editor

With “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” out for over a week and greeted by mixed reviews and a predictably healthy box office haul, it’s left many fans irked by its creative choices, myself included, which I’ve detailed in my official review of the film, as well as my list of ten mistakes Disney made in the film.  However, I’m not going to complain about … Continue reading **Spoilers** 5 Ways 'The Rise of Skywalker' Could Be Improved | Column from the Editor

Best and Worst Movies of 2019, Ranked | Column from the Critic

2019 has been an interesting year for cinema. We said hello to Tarantino again, and bid adieu to the Infinity Saga. This was a year where once-panned actors shined bright. When compared to the other critics on the site, I don’t do rankings with my reviews. That was just one of the things that I learned when I started being a critic. So, with the … Continue reading Best and Worst Movies of 2019, Ranked | Column from the Critic

**Spoilers** 10 Mistakes Disney Made With 'The Rise of Skywalker'  | Column from the Editor

“Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” is out, and man, do I have mixed feelings about it, and it’s going to take a few days to process what I saw before I’m ready to write my full review on it.  Seriously, this film is at least three films crammed into one. In the meantime, here are 10 mistakes I felt Disney made when … Continue reading **Spoilers** 10 Mistakes Disney Made With 'The Rise of Skywalker'  | Column from the Editor

From Panels to Film: Top 10 Best Comic Book Films and Shows of 2019 | Column from the Critic

2019 was an interesting year for comic book based shows and movies, from big title blockbusters like “Avengers: Endgame” and “Joker” to originally lesser-known independent titles that became sleeper hits like “The Boys” and “The Umbrella Academy.” Some were great, some were good, some I’m partial to and finally, we have those that I feel like were wastes of my time and money. So, without … Continue reading From Panels to Film: Top 10 Best Comic Book Films and Shows of 2019 | Column from the Critic

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

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

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

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: How Sensory Deprivation Adds Tension to Horror | Column from the Critic

Halloween is here, and with it comes the devoted celebrations and horror movie marathons with friends. Now, I’ve never been a fan of horror movies. But recent releases have intrigued me with the ideas they present. One trend that’s stood out is how they play with sensory deprivation. In the movies watched, I’ve noticed that the absence of one sense adds to the tension. And … Continue reading See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: How Sensory Deprivation Adds Tension to Horror | Column from the Critic

Sony will not be fine producing Spider-Man movies without Kevin Feige and Marvel | Column from the Editor

According to Deadline, Kevin Feige’s involvement in future Sony Spider-Man movies may come to an end, as well as their sharing of the character with Marvel.  The breakup comes allegedly after Marvel/Disney demanded that they enter a 50/50 co-financing arrangement, most likely brought on by the fact that the most recent Spider-Man film broke $1 billion at the box office to become Sony’s most profitable … Continue reading Sony will not be fine producing Spider-Man movies without Kevin Feige and Marvel | Column from the Editor