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…

Comic Con 2017 Recap

San Diego Comic Con rocked this weekend, giving us our first glimpses at some huge, upcoming films and shows. Here’s just a few of them: Thor: Ragnarok First up, the next addition to the MCU has everybody’s favorite mythological Avenger, Thor, doing his best to prevent the goddess of death Hela from unleashing the end…

Goddamn Right – Preacher’s Back

Preacher, AMC’s adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion comic series, returns in all its glorious, blasphemous absurdity for season 2. Preacher’s a weird show. On the one hand, it deals with heady topics like religion, morality, and one’s purpose in life. On the other hand, there’s a scene where a drunken Irish vampire…