Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Doing What They Do Best | ‘Just Mercy’ Movie Review

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are great actors, and it should come as a surprise to no one that they deliver masterful performances in Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Just Mercy.” Based on a book of the same name by real-life attorney Bryan Stevenson, the film follows his journey to Monroeville, Ala., where he sets up the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, which he receives federal … Continue reading Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Doing What They Do Best | ‘Just Mercy’ Movie Review

Another Rollercoaster Season | 'You' Season 2 Netflix Series Review

After watching the unfocused mess that was “The Rise of Skywalker,” Netflix’s second season of “You” picked me up and served as an excellent foil. You’s biggest strength is its frenetic, tightly-focused storytelling that leads the viewer down twists and turns in a way that you just have to see what’s going to happen next. It’s a perfect-bingworthy show, one that you can’t just watch … Continue reading Another Rollercoaster Season | 'You' Season 2 Netflix Series Review

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

Pining for a Life Worth Living | 'The Irishman' Netflix Movie Review

Martin Scorcese never disappoints, as while his films aren’t always masterpieces (I’m looking at you, “Hugo” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”), they always entertain and are memorable.  Netflix has been on a hot streak in the past year, as it has greenlit risky but rewarding projects like Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Eddie Murphy’s “Dolemite Is My Name” that is giving the streaming platform a library of … Continue reading Pining for a Life Worth Living | 'The Irishman' Netflix Movie Review

Let Arnold Retire Already | ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Movie Review

The Terminator franchise has become the equivalent of coming back to an abusive relationship, hoping things will change and be as good as they were in the beginning of the relationship, only to have them display the same toxic behavior that pushed you away in the first place. It began with “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003), when Director Jonathan Mostow filled in for … Continue reading Let Arnold Retire Already | ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Movie Review

More of a Fallout game than ‘Fallout 76’ | ‘The Outer Worlds’ PC Game Review

Intro: When it comes to creating RPG video games, Obsidian Entertainment has to be regarded as one of the titans in the industry. Founded in June 2003 by former Black Isle Studios employees, the company behind the original “Fallout” games,  Obsidian Entertainment has since developed some of the most well-written, inventive and acclaimed games such “Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith … Continue reading More of a Fallout game than ‘Fallout 76’ | ‘The Outer Worlds’ PC Game Review

Days of Future Present | ‘House of X’/’Powers of X’ Comic Book Review

Intro: When it comes to reading comics, I live by a simple rule: If I start to dislike a title I’ll stop reading new issues until the series becomes better or the next writer is someone I trust to do a better job. I’ve had an on and off again relationship with the X-Men since Brian Micheal Bendis took up the main series and wrote … Continue reading Days of Future Present | ‘House of X’/’Powers of X’ Comic Book Review

Fall Asleep at Your Own Peril | ‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (PS4)

By Darnell Henriquez Intro After attending a video game-themed burlesque show at a bar in Jamaica Plains, Boston last month, I managed to acquire a copy of the game “Catherine: Full Body” from the event organizer as part of a prize for winning an online contest which also paid for my cover fee to the show in the first place. The original 2011 game, “Catherine”, … Continue reading Fall Asleep at Your Own Peril | ‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (PS4)

Puberty in the Smartphone Era is a Living Hell | ‘Eighth Grade’ Review

Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is certainty a memorable one, as his opening film, “Eighth Grade,” which is a coming of age tale about an eighth grader transitioning to high school, has racked up accolades and reignited the genre of adolescent dramadies at the box office.   Burnham is most renown for his comedic stand up, where he talks about in great lengths about his anxiety, which inspired him to … Continue reading Puberty in the Smartphone Era is a Living Hell | ‘Eighth Grade’ Review

Brad Pitt Meets his Space Dad | ‘Ad Astra’ Review

Brad Pitt goes to space and meets his space dad, who has been missing for decades. That’s basically James Gray’s “Ad Astra” in a nutshell.  In the near future, Major Roy McBride (Pitt), son of pioneering astronaut H. Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), is tasked with a mission by U.S. Space Command (the branch of the military that operates in space) to make contact with his father, who … Continue reading Brad Pitt Meets his Space Dad | ‘Ad Astra’ Review