A Fun Improvement | "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" Movie Review

“Suicide Squad” is a dumb fun movie. Whenever it’s on TV, I’ll tune into it; but I’ll still poke fun at the pacing flaws and other nitpicks/grievances. But one of the best things about the movie was the performances that Will Smith and Margot Robbie gave. And with the DCEU’s collapse, I was curious to see how a movie with Harley Quinn playing a more … Continue reading A Fun Improvement | "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" Movie Review

"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

InReview's 2020 Oscar Predictions | Staff Picks

As the 92nd Academy Awards will be underway Sunday, the staff of InReview decided to release their full picks: Darnell’s picks: Why: These are the movies/actors that I felt represented the best of the candidates. “1917” for sound since it had managed to work the bombastic nature of WW1 especially with its editing style. Phoenix as the Joker exceeded my expectations but I think overall … Continue reading InReview's 2020 Oscar Predictions | Staff Picks

Not That Bad, Despite Its Razzie | "Cocktail" 1988 Movie Review

Oscar season is upon. And while many people have raised criticisms about Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Lopez (which I agree with), I was more drawn to the inverse and curious about the Razzies. I like to give a look at the worst Hollywood has given us and appreciated the YouTube channel, Cinematic Excrement, which looks at 1988’s “Cocktail” and compared it to other Razzie nominees … Continue reading Not That Bad, Despite Its Razzie | "Cocktail" 1988 Movie Review

InReview's 2020 Printable Oscar Predictions Ballot

Here at InReview, we would like to provide our readers with a simple, straightforward printable Oscars ballot, ideal for use at Oscar viewing parties. The ballot is simple. For every prediction someone gets right, they are awarded one point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the night wins. The ballot is available below as both a .jpeg and .pdf. PDF Download: Continue reading InReview's 2020 Printable Oscar Predictions Ballot

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

Doctor Ruth is Absolutely Fine: “Doctor Who” Series 12, Episode 5: Fugitive of The Judoon Commentary | Column from the Editor

Over the past few days, I had some catching up to do, as until last week, I hadn’t finished Doctor Who Series 11. I just couldn’t be bothered, as every time I tried to finish it, something more interesting would make its way to Netflix or Amazon. But with both the return of fan-favorite Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and a new, secret incarnation of … Continue reading Doctor Ruth is Absolutely Fine: “Doctor Who” Series 12, Episode 5: Fugitive of The Judoon Commentary | Column from the Editor

Great Direction, But Not Perfect | "The Mandalorian" Season 1 Disney Plus Show Review

My girlfriend and I caved and got Disney Plus. For a week, through its free trial. After the initial novelty of being able to see all the Star Wars films in the same spot, as well as all the classic Disney Channel shows wore off, I watched “The Mandalorian” and a few episodes of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and then we cancelled the … Continue reading Great Direction, But Not Perfect | "The Mandalorian" Season 1 Disney Plus Show Review

EW, Rotten Tomatoes Dead Wrong Again: "The Witcher" among Netflix's best | Column from the Editor

On Dec. 20, 2019, Netflix released season one of the long-awaited live action adaptation of “The Witcher,” starring “Man of Steel” actor Henry Cavill, drawing confused screeches from critics and praise from viewers. Some have even called it a proper replacement for “Game of Thrones” in all but scale and budget. Season 1 has a 66 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 92 percent … Continue reading EW, Rotten Tomatoes Dead Wrong Again: "The Witcher" among Netflix's best | Column from the Editor