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…

Iron Fist Canceled

“Immortal” appears to be a relative term, as Deadline exclusively reports that Netflix has officially canceled Iron Fist. The streaming service and Marvel made a joint statement to Deadline today, in which they revealed that the series – part of Marvel’s Netflix block about street-level heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – would not return…

Friday Flash Facts: Flash Descendants

With the CW television series The Flash having returned for its fifth season this week, many fans of the show are now wondering about the mysterious girl Nora, who also goes by the hero name XS, revealed to be Barry and Iris’ daughter from the future. Meeting your yet unborn child is no doubt quite…

REVIEW: Super Mario Party (2018)

After spending more time with Super Mario Party, I’m still left with quite a few mixed feelings. Mario Party has long been a loved Nintendo title, and we all knew it was just a matter of time until it made its Switch debut. Between the new hardware they have to work with, and the overall…

REVIEW: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (2018)

For what felt like the longest time, I was a die-hard fan of Ubisoft’s sandbox action-adventure game series, Assassin’s Creed. Their blend of exploration-focused gameplay with enticing stealth and battle mechanics were an instant hit for the type of gaming experience that I was looking for. Unfortunately, as befalls many a publisher these days, sales…

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…