The Fiendish Encounter (Original Short Horror Story)

I’ve decided to try something new and begin publishing some of my original short stories to my well-established film review blog. For this particular story, I took literary inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft, while mixing in elements from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and my very own personal experiences. Thanks a bunch and enjoy!   The Fiendish Encounter Wesley and I, Jacobson, are in the furniture business, … Continue reading The Fiendish Encounter (Original Short Horror Story)

Shazam! Review

Who knew that one of DC’s most entertaining and thought-provoking movies would be Shazam!, the first in the series to not really take itself all that seriously. With their current track record, I certainly didn’t predict this outcome, so I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy my time watching the movie. Shazam! follows the story of 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel and Zachary Levi), an orphaned boy … Continue reading Shazam! Review

Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Review

The Great Mouse Detective is one of the first Disney movies I can ever recall watching as a kid, viewing it on VHS at my grandmother’s house on many occasions. Made at the tail end of a less successful period for Disney animation, The Great Mouse Detective managed to be quite prosperous despite the recent failures of The Black Cauldron. This went on to set … Continue reading Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Review

Us Review (Symbolism and Hidden Meanings)

I vividly remember seeing Jordan Peele’s 2017 directorial debut Get Out in the worst theater conditions imaginable. A packed, sold out house of rambunctious patrons ready to get their scare on is my typical worst nightmare when trying to watch a suspenseful thriller. To my astonishment, both the crowd and film were a pleasant experience. Having little knowledge of what I was in for, Get Out’s unique … Continue reading Us Review (Symbolism and Hidden Meanings)

Dumbo (1941) Review

To fully review and understand a film like Dumbo, one must first preface with a bit of historical understanding of the art of animation during the 1940’s. I say this because you can’t break down and analyze a classic kids movie like Dumbo the way people dissect modern animated flicks. With vicious fervor movies are torn to shreds on the basis of having too much … Continue reading Dumbo (1941) Review

Five Feet Apart Review

Five Feet Apart starts off as a strong, competent look at the life of a young girl named Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) hospitalized with Cystic Fibrosis (an incurable, life-threatening disorder that causes the lungs to be filled with mucus). Despite her restricted life activities and reduced lifespan, she remains optimistic about life and its many possibilities. An interesting premise that grabs your attention fast, but then … Continue reading Five Feet Apart Review

Captain Marvel Review: A Fem’meh’nist Action Flick

The latest of Marvel’s films to be politicized to no end is their self-proclaimed magnum opus, feminist action film Captain Marvel. Like most Marvel releases, there’s been a certain level of buzz surrounding Captain Marvel since its production was first announced. We got a hint of what’s to come at the end of Avengers: Infinity Wars and immediately speculation went wild as to who the newest edition … Continue reading Captain Marvel Review: A Fem’meh’nist Action Flick