John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Review

After two majorly successful films that seemed to reinvigorate an overwhelmingly stale genre, John Wick returns to theaters guns blazing and as adrenaline fueled as ever. John wick 3 is quite unabashedly a nonstop murder festival of gunfights and brutal deaths. It’s basically John against the world as he fights for his life among a plethora of lethal, highly trained assassins. Everywhere he turns, there’s … Continue reading John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Review

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Review

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is like a high-quality, made-for-TV movie that you watch as a kid on Cartoon Network. It had the perfect blend of adventure, nostalgia, and hokey acting to remind me a lot of the original Pokémon television series that I grew up watching. Just like the game series it’s based on, Detective Pikachu takes place in a world inhabited by Pokémon (if you didn’t know … Continue reading Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Review

Avengers: Endgame Review (No Spoilers)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has come to dominate, and in some ways redefine, the action genre. Every major franchise has taken their shot at creating an in-depth universe full of engaging characters and interesting settings. Star Wars, DC Comics, the Universal Monster monster movies, none have been as successful at captivating audiences as Marvel. While I’ve shown disappointment with several of their productions in the … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame Review (No Spoilers)

Fantasia (1940) Review

Does anybody, can anybody, get as much credit for molding the art style of motion picture animation as Mr. Walt Disney? What began as one man and his mouse has developed into a vast empire of animation. Consistently and boldly Walt Disney and his associates paved the way for the platform of animation to reach new creative heights and profitability. And yet, profitability wasn’t always the … Continue reading Fantasia (1940) Review

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)

Missing Link Review

Laika has begun to establish themselves as the crowned kings of stop-motion animation, and for good reason. Their debut film Coraline has garnered a considerable fanbase over time, and the Tim Burton style visuals pair nicely with its complex and eerie story. Coraline was soon followed by numerous other hits like ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and most recently Kubo and the Two Strings. Laika has successfully dabbled in a … Continue reading Missing Link Review

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