Kong: Skull Island

– Genre mashups are hard to pull off successfully. Action-horror hybrids (like Underworld and the Resident Evils) and action-comedies (like the 21 Jump Street series) are constantly being churned out, but it’s usually just those two. Horror-comedies tend tend to age better, but studios don’t make those very much. This movie is a war-action-horror-comedy &Continue reading “Kong: Skull Island”

on Scott Pilgrim and CONSEQUENCES

Sometimes, movies have messages that you might not see initially. Welcome to “Special”, where we highlight that subtext and help you see your favorite movies in new, refreshing ways. – I was having a conversation the other day with my friend Peter, and he did not like that the Teacher in “Whiplash” [SPOILER] did notContinue reading “on Scott Pilgrim and CONSEQUENCES”

Voltron: Legendary Defender (tv)

– a remake of the mid-80’s cartoon “Voltron: Defender of the Universe”, which is itself an adaptation of the early-80’s “Beast King GoLion” cartoon from Japan (didja’ get all that?). – There’s two seasons available on Netflix now. – Speaking of the seasons: each one starts of weak, but get so much better towards theContinue reading “Voltron: Legendary Defender (tv)”

Gravity Falls (tv)

– A truly fantastic show / mini-series. – Proof that long-form storytelling can be a great way for your characters and story to breath and grow, but there should ALWAYS be an ending. “All good things must come to an end”, as the cliche goes. – Well-developed characters dealing with very human emotions. – AContinue reading “Gravity Falls (tv)”

Finding Dory

-Dory was already the best part of the first movie, and she gets to carry this one. -Film is paced way better than that first movie (which I thought was really boring). -Marlin isn’t as annoying and actually gets to grow. -Great new characters brightens up the world, especially Hank (voiced by Ed “Al Bundy”Continue reading “Finding Dory”