Black Panther Reigns

Black Panther, written and directed by Ryan Coogler, is the 18th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the final film before the ultra-mega-deluxe super-sized crossover that is Avengers: Infinity War, and easily one of Marvel’s most complex and well-made features. The film picks up what can only be a few days after the events of…

Bad Samaritan Trailer

The trailer just dropped for Bad Samaritan, a new horror/thriller starring David Tennant. Take a look:   It’s kind of a standard thriller with big actor trailer, with the requisite “everything’s fine-something’s behind the protagonist” shot. Tennant looks to be playing a character similar to that of Kilgrave, the villain from season one of Jessica…

Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor: Ragnarok  is the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Taika Waititi (of What We Do in the Shadows fame). This time out, everybody’s favorite mythological Avenger, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must save Asgard from its long-prophesized end during Ragnarok. Assisting him are Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the awesome Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and the…

A Night in the Lonesome October Review

As I’ve dug back into the authors whose work has inspired my favorite authors, the name Roger Zelazny consistently appears. Zelazny was a poet and a writer of fantasy and science fiction, often blurring the lines between those two genres. His best known works are The Chronicles of Amber and The Lord of Light. If…

Ready to Watch the Watchmen?

Last week HBO announced that it was moving forward with production on a Watchmen adaptation from Damon Lindelof (co-creator of LOST and The Leftovers). Reactions have been varied, some are cautiously optimistic, while others think this is a terrible idea. As for me, I guess I fall into the cautiously optimistic category. Previously, I’ve been…

IT’s a Hit: Three Reasons IT Broke the Box Office

IT opened this weekend and broke all kinds of records. Currently, it’s the third highest grossing movie of 2017. Which is crazy. IT is a hard-R horror movie about an evil creature from outside time and space who takes the guise of a clown and murders children. Not exactly a crowd-pleasing subject. So let’s take…