“Is Death Note That Bad?” Netflix’s Death Note Review

If you can ignore the anime, Death Note turns out to be a fun, but ultimately forgettable film among the great Netflix movies that have come out over the years. However, as soon as you think about the actual manga and show, you will start banging your head repeatedly on Continue Reading

“Serkis and Reeves Shine” War for the Planet of the Apes Review

When Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out back in 2011, we had no idea of the emotionally powerful trilogy that would follow. And yet here we are capping a successful and satisfying end to Caesar’s story. How did Matt Reeves transform a story mid-flight into a series Continue Reading

Apes and Serkis Deserve An Oscar

Recently, Fox Studios announced it would be making a Best Actor / Best Picture push for Andy Serkis / Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes. I rarely agree with any of Fox’s decisions, but I have to admit they are absolutely right on this one. Here’s why…

“Guardians” Nails It Again…For The Most Part (The Spoiler-Free review)

Sequels to good movies are always difficult. Sequels to superb films are tougher and carry a different set of expectations. In the case of Guardians, your mental checklist most likely included the laughs and the story. And since it was so good, you likely want to know if the soundtrack Continue Reading

Great Times, Bad Movies: List of Champions

Much to my joy, Winter is starting to wind down for parts of the  country and a lot of you are starting to emerge from hibernation mode and getting back out into the sunlight.  But one thing that doesn’t just fade away with the Winds of Winter (damn you George Continue Reading