REVIEW: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Anyone who knows and loves great music has heard some of Queen’s songs, and probably everybody else too, for that matter. People may have heard “We Will Rock You” or “Another One Bites the Dust“ and not even given a thought to where they originated. I grew up with the music of Queen, so like…

REVIEW: Mid90s (2018)

Growing up is hard. As a teenager, emotions can be difficult to deal with; you’re trying to find your place in the world, and that can seem impossible at times. Maybe that’s why I appreciated Mid90s so much. It’s a movie that doesn’t bother telling some grand story, but instead decides to give us a glimpse into…

REVIEW: Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018) takes place 40 years after the original film, completely wiping the slate clean of any sequels or over-complications. The Shape has been incarcerated ever since that fateful Halloween night in 1978, until he breaks out of a transport bus and heads to Haddonfield to wreak havoc. Little does he know that for all…

REVIEW: Bad Times at the El Royale

Taking a well-established genre and putting a personal take on it is a hard thing to achieve. I remember watching The Cabin in the Woods and loving every bit of it because director Drew Goddard was able to take everything I loved about horror movies and flip it on its head. All of the tropes were…

REVIEW: First Man (2018)

Based on a book of the same title by James R. Hansen, First Man tells the story of Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk on the moon. The film opens with Armstrong piloting a plane into the atmosphere in a rather intense scene, then quickly transitions into Neil’s home life with his family….

REVIEW: Apostle (2018)

Apostle stars Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen and follows a man who sails to an unknown island in search of his captive sister, infiltrating the crazed cult that’s holding her. I had been eagerly awaiting this film ever since it’s announcement, as I think Gareth Evans is one of the most talented action filmmakers working…

REVIEW: A Star is Born (2018)

Some movies get remade because studios believe that nostalgia can squeeze more money out of a property, other movies get remade because a director sees a way to add something new to an already established story; A Star is Born is definitely in that latter category. We’ve seen this movie done several times, but with Bradley…

REVIEW: Venom (2018)

Sony’s first step into its own parallel license superhero universe has been controversial ever since it was announced in 2017. Venom, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Ruben Fleischer, is a stand-alone film separated from the world of Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man, comparable production-wise to what happened with Punisher: War Zone, which was a (relatively) low-budget movie…

REVIEW: Hell Fest (2018)

A traveling horror park, a group of friends looking for scares, and a merciless killer stalking them; this is the very simple setup for Hell Fest. I’ll admit that it was an intriguing one. I’ve always loved those kinds of horror festivals and mazes, and the concept of someone disguising themselves as one of the…