A werewolf howls at the moon.

American Werewolves: Horror Documentary Review

Werewolves are among the most iconic monsters of popular culture, who’ve terrified and enthralled audiences for generations as we try to piece together a realistic portrait of the creatures from legends … Continue reading American Werewolves: Horror Documentary Review

Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode IV: Kenobi walks through the sands of Tatooine.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi- Episode IV Spoiler Review

Episode IV of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+. Here’s our spoiler-filled review and discussion of the episode. Dumo’s Thoughts and Musings Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is … Continue reading Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi- Episode IV Spoiler Review

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode III Spoiler Review

Episode III of Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+. Here’s our spoiler-filled review and discussion of the episode. Dumo’s Thoughts and Musings Reva seems to be riding high after … Continue reading Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode III Spoiler Review

Heartstopper: Nick and Charlie gaze lovingly at eachother.

What Makes A Successful Book Adaptation

I am sure many of you will agree that it feels good when you read and finish an amazing book. I equate that to Rocky Balboa reaching the steps of … Continue reading What Makes A Successful Book Adaptation

Clash of the Titans: Zeus, Hades, and an army of monsters on the poster.

Revisiting Remakes: Clash of the Titans (2010) Movie Review

Clash of the Titans might be my favorite remake since The Mummy. I remember watching the trailer for the 2010 film on repeat. It had a mix of hard rock to evoke … Continue reading Revisiting Remakes: Clash of the Titans (2010) Movie Review

Superman: Doomsday 2007 Review: Where Were You the Day Superman Died?

Where were you the day Superman died? Superman Doomsday details the gruesome fight between two DC giants. One is a pillar of hope and justice while the other is hell … Continue reading Superman: Doomsday 2007 Review: Where Were You the Day Superman Died?

The poster of the 2006 Christmas film, Unaccompanied Minors.

Unaccompanied Minors-15 Years Later

It’s Christmas in May! I am glad the CW hit show Everybody Hates Chris was around when Unaccompanied Minors released in December, 2006. I might not have cared about watching … Continue reading Unaccompanied Minors-15 Years Later

Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero Review

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm explores the tragedy and isolation of Bruce Wayne, but Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero, its 1998 direct-to-video sequel, explores grief and loss differently and pushes Mr. Freeze … Continue reading Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero Review

Shin Godzilla.

Godzilla vs. The Bureaucrats: Shin Godzilla Review

Godzilla’s original debut was frightening; his cloud-shaped head loomed over the fleeing villagers of Odo Island in 1954’s Gojira, a dark and depressing film that made the sacred beast of the … Continue reading Godzilla vs. The Bureaucrats: Shin Godzilla Review

Star Trek: The Motion Picture poster.

Star Trek: In Defense of the Motion Picture

The opening scene of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is one of the coolest and eerie sequences in the franchise’s history, pitting the newly designed Klingons against an unstoppable entity hidden in … Continue reading Star Trek: In Defense of the Motion Picture

Apple TV's Servant.

M. Night Shyamalan: An Unexpected Yet True Underdog

Over the past ten years, M. Night Shyamalan managed to make one of the worst-reviewed films in 2010 and collaborated with Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith for a … Continue reading M. Night Shyamalan: An Unexpected Yet True Underdog

last airbender poster.

The Last Airbender Film Retrospective

On July 1, 2010, The Last Airbender burst into theaters. Over the years, I have brought up the film in conversation, and people’s eyes roll in either anger, sadness, disdain, disgust, evil … Continue reading The Last Airbender Film Retrospective

The large cast of Night at the Museum films.

Shawn Levy: A Captivating Creative

If the filmmaker bug was an energy drink or the energizer bunny, Shawn Levy, at a young age, was miraculously bitten by it and drank it all the way to … Continue reading Shawn Levy: A Captivating Creative

Hero Boy stands outside of the Polar Express.

The Polar Express- A Timeless Classic

Chris Van Allsburg is a literary genius. If I were to give a TED talk explaining who this author is, I might be successful in convincing the masses of this … Continue reading The Polar Express- A Timeless Classic

Buddy stands in front of a shop sign in the film Elf.

ELF Film Review- A Marvelous and Magical Christmas Tale

I believe I discovered this film when it was playing on television. I was blown away by Will Ferrell’s charm and the amount of Christmas cheer the film had to … Continue reading ELF Film Review- A Marvelous and Magical Christmas Tale

Film poster for Arthur Christmas.

Arthur Christmas Film Retrospective- Ancient Christmas Secrets Revealed

As a young child, I was not alone in believing the legend of Santa Claus. He was larger than life and exuded much joy and happiness. However, some of the … Continue reading Arthur Christmas Film Retrospective- Ancient Christmas Secrets Revealed

Paranormal Activity: An Immersive Experience

Paranormal Activity is unlike anything I have seen. During my first year in college, this film was all the rage. I remember seeing commercials of people reacting to this movie in … Continue reading Paranormal Activity: An Immersive Experience

Stay Alive-A Cautionary Tale

Malcolm in the Middle was one of the many staples of my childhood. Its whimsey and humor brought heart and levity to many households in the early 2000s. I got … Continue reading Stay Alive-A Cautionary Tale

The Mist 2007 movie poster.

The Mist 2007 Film Review: A Page from Stephen King’s Pandora’s Box

I became aware of The Mist thanks to actor, musician, and part-time Sith Sam Witwer in 2008, which was a great year for Witwer since he played Davis Bloome, aka Doomsday, in … Continue reading The Mist 2007 Film Review: A Page from Stephen King’s Pandora’s Box

Michael Myers holds a butcher knife.

Halloween Kills Review: The Night He Came Home. Again.

SPOILERS FOR HALLOWEEN KILLS When you get down to it, Michael Myers is a homebody. The same thing tying Jason Voorhees to Camp Crystal Lake and Freddy Krueger to the … Continue reading Halloween Kills Review: The Night He Came Home. Again.

The Mummy: A Successful Remake

I always wondered over the years if The Mummy was considered a pure horror film. The 1932 classic starring Boris Karloff was considered horror. Even my local library identifies the 1999 blockbuster … Continue reading The Mummy: A Successful Remake

The Conjuring: The Birth of a Cinematic Universe

I must confess I am late to the James Wan train–at least, in terms of his ties to the horror genre. I admired how he added something so special to … Continue reading The Conjuring: The Birth of a Cinematic Universe

Get Out: As Art Reflects Life

I have to tip my hat to Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), who starred in iconic comedic shows with an explosive fan base. But he has my eternal admiration for … Continue reading Get Out: As Art Reflects Life

Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa in Ryan Coogler's 2018 film, Black Panther.

Ryan Coogler- A Cinematic Visionary

One of the prompts asked by the Ladies Night segment of the Collider Movie News on YouTube is one I’m quite fond of: Name someone who is changing the industry … Continue reading Ryan Coogler- A Cinematic Visionary

Jon Favreau–The Architect of Wonder

It is one thing when you have successfully made a living as an actor. But to have the foresight to dip your toe into directing, producing, and writing, there is … Continue reading Jon Favreau–The Architect of Wonder

Captain America: The First Avenger- 10 Years Later

The Assembly is near. By 2011, Marvel had released Iron Man and its sequel, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor, all of which wowed audiences and brought in massive box office returns, thus allowing Marvel to keep … Continue reading Captain America: The First Avenger- 10 Years Later

10 Years Later: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I say this a lot, but it honestly blows my mind that it’s been a decade since Transformers: Dark of the Moon arrived in theaters. When I watched the blockbuster … Continue reading 10 Years Later: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Into the MonsterVerse: Godzilla 2014 Review

The King of Monsters comes to America, only this time, he wasn’t a riff on Jurassic Park. No, this Godzilla was a massive improvement over the limp 1998 version (which … Continue reading Into the MonsterVerse: Godzilla 2014 Review