One of the surprising hits of 2022 has been Scott Derrickson's 'The Black Phone' a new Blumhouse horror flick based on the short story with the same name written by Joe Hill. It follows Finney, a young teen who has been abducted by a serial child killer titled 'The Grabber'. Once he wakes up in … Continue reading ‘The Black Phone’ Could’ve Been Better.
Now I know, I preach about the theatrical experience and support your local theatres but I just couldn't muster up the energy to pay to see this final Jurassic entry and waste two and a half hours of my life... so I decided to do that at home! Considering how behind I currently am on … Continue reading ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’: A Vapidly Entertaining Disaster.
It says a lot about my experience with the 'Top Gun' franchise when I say that I finished watching the first movie on the car ride to the cinema to watch this movie. It's a testosterone-filled movie about aircrafts and American patriotism, it's safe to say it wasn't my cup of tea. That being said, … Continue reading ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and The Importance Of A Blockbuster’s Emotional Core.
There is only one thing certain in life and that is death. That's what I've heard all my life and it is what I will continue to hear till that constant arrives. However, I would argue that there is another constant, something that contrasts the finality of death and challenges us and that is art. … Continue reading ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’: A Three-Part Review.
The world of 'Downton Abbey' is one that I'm fond of but in all honesty, I haven't been part of for that long a time. Funnily enough, it was the first cinematic outing of the franchise back in 2019 that got me interested in watching the show. I binged the entire thing or let's say … Continue reading ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Is A Fittingly Bittersweet Finale To A Wonderfully Wholesome Franchise.
To escape into a world where you can live vicariously through its characters and live out the most joyous experiences and come out wanting to emulate that in your own life, is exactly what 'Heartstopper' has done to me. My immediate reaction after watching this show for the first time besides overwhelming joy and a … Continue reading ‘Heartstopper’ Is A Joyous Reminder To Celebrate Our Queer Selves.
With a new year comes a new hero to the ever-growing cast of characters that inhabit the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the 2021 Marvel Disney+ shows offered a retrospective insight into characters we were already familiar with, 2022 promises a completely new slew of characters, the first being the mysterious Moon Knight who was as … Continue reading ‘Moon Knight’ and It’s Godly Showcase Of Oscar Isaac’s Talent.
The only tale as old as time shown in Mamoru Hosoda's 'Belle' is that of a film struggling so deeply to find itself and what it's about. For a film that revolves heavily around social media and the line between one's real and virtual self, 'Belle' is a film that feels as though it is … Continue reading ‘Belle’ and Its Beastly Execution.
It's safe to say that we are entering a new phase of the slasher sub-genre as the new 'Scream' was released a couple months after the new 'Halloween' and a month before the new 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. While horror has taken quite the artistic direction in the late 2010s with what is now considered elevated … Continue reading Is ‘SCREAM’ (2022) The Requel We’ve Been Waiting For?
'Hotel Transylvania' isn't the number one result in anyone's mind when the concept of an animated franchise comes to mind. It is by far and away the most ridiculous and surprisingly expansive franchise to ever exist. Does it sell toys? Not at all. Are the movies financially profitable? Weirdly enough, yes but they ended up … Continue reading watching ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ so you don’t have to.