My childhood was filled with the adventure and wonderment of Saturday morning cartoons and reruns of old TV shows like the Adams Family, Star Trek, and of course the original Lost in Space. So, no wonder that when the movie reboot failed to impress and in fact...
Why was this movie pushed so hard as the follow-up to Moon, when it should have been pushed as a neo-noir thriller with a sci-fi backdrop. It is not action-packed. It is not blatantly tech ridden. It is a hard-boiled detective story where the inner monologue is...
I have always been a fan of the Spaghetti Western formula. Those popcorn flicks filled with action, the dusty, hard gunslingers of the old west who roll into town with a quiet swagger, followed by the cackles and taunts of the local gang who terrorize the town folk...
It takes a peculiar mindset to enjoy the films of Quentin Tarantino. That’s a tough thing to admit - after all, the guy has been the defining voice of a generation for a quarter of a century now. And his use of non-linear narratives, aestheticized violence, and...
What is the price of loyalty? Much like human flesh, it seems loyalty is skin deep the jaded landscape of Altered Carbon. Loving couples fight to the death for the enjoyment of the elite. And a father’s grief is exploitable at the promise of a tangential investigation...
Episode two dives further down the sticky tunnel of how we view our fellow man as well as the view of God when you have no fear of ever meeting your maker. When we are first introduced to Takeshi, we see a jaded soldier on the run. As we get more of his past revealed...
He can punch, kick, whip lightning bolts to and fro, but can he deal with the true horror of his sixteen-year-old daughter trying to talk about sex? As the criminal world contemplates how to best tackle the emergence of Black Lightning, the church, and the cops go...
I have a confession about a pet peeve of mine with regards to superhero movies. Superheroes cover up everything but their face and are never recognized by their closest friends. Hmmmmm. I dig Black Lightning. I think it’s got a solid cast and a nice batch of writers...
Blend the visual aesthetic of 1982’s Blade Runner, the future of invasive tech evoked in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, and the mystery of a world that is not the world you see from HBO’s Westworld, and you can start to imagine the creative landscape that the...
What can I say about The Godfather that hasn’t already been said? The storytelling. The score. The cinematography. The performances. That horse’s head. The film has woven itself so tightly into the fabric of our pop culture consciousness that to even attempt to add...
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