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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) Movie Review

Thanks to the success of CINDERELLA and MALEFICENT, Disney has decided to bet big on live action adaptations of its franchises and the latest installment is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  The film follows pretty close to the animated ...


JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO Movie Review

Heads Up: Minor spoilers withn! Get ready for more gratuitous violence and head shots because JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO dishes out just as much death and mayhem as the first film.  The movie picks up in familiar territory, John W...


UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS Movie Review

Let’s be honest, no one goes to see an UNDERWORLD movie expecting great writing, you go to see vampires and werewolves dishing out ultra violence, and that is exactly what you get in UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS.  As with most of...



ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2 Review

The grooviest show on Starz returns for more hilarious demonic mayhem with ASH VS EVIL DEAD season 2.  The season opens with Ruby fleeing from her demonic children, and in an act of desperation casts a spell to summon Ash.  T...


PASSENGERS Movie Review

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! What would you do if you found yourself awake 90 years before you were supposed to be on an interplanetary voyage with no way to go back to sleep and no one to keep you company?  That is the ques...


HBO’s WESTWORLD Season One Review

HBO has reaffirmed its status as the top brand in premium original content with WESTWORLD, the sci fi thriller that has captured the imagination of viewers around the planet.  The show centers on a android filled wild west the...



Field Trip: Detroit’s YOUMACON 2016

As October comes to a close and November settles in, thousands of fans of anime, video games, and nerd culture descend on downtown Detroit for YOUMACON, Michigan’s largest anime convention.  After a quick jaunt up I-75, my c...


FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Movie Review

It is rare that a movie comes along in an established universe and has a deep and worthwhile story, but FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is one of those films.  At its most basic level, the movie is about a man, Newt Sc...


LUKE CAGE Season One Review

The road to The Defenders continues with LUKE CAGE, the latest Marvel original series to hit Netflix.  We first saw Luke in JESSICA JONES, and after those tumultuous events he is just trying to keep his head down and make his ...



HBO’s WESTWORLD Series Premiere Review

Ever since GAME OF THRONES became an international phenomenon, HBO has been trying to find another high quality drama to entice even more viewers to their channel, and they may have finally found it in WESTWORLD, a bold new sci...


STAR WARS REBELS Season Three Premiere Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! For all those fans of a galaxy far far away who are fiending for another fix, your wait is over as STAR WARS REBELS has returned for a third season.  The first episode takes place an indeterminate amou...


THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016) Movie Review

The rule of thumb for Hollywood right now is that everything old is new again, and in that vein we get yet another remake of a cinema classic with THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.  The film opens with a town desperately trying to figure...



Netflix’s MARCO POLO Season 2 Review

As Netflix creates more and more original content, it is inevitable that some shows will get lost in the maelstrom, and I fear that MARCO POLO may be heading in that direction.  The season opens in the aftermath of Kublai Khan...


BEN-HUR (2016) Movie Review

 Warning: Spoilers Ahead. Hollywood is no stranger to Ben Hur, the classic tale of betrayal and revenge set in biblical times, there were two silent versions, a now classic version from 1959 that featured Charlton Heston, and ...


STAR TREK BEYOND Movie Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Ever since JJ Abrams (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS) relaunched the Star Trek movie franchise it has struggled a little bit to step out of the shadows of the originals.  Thankfully, the latest installme...



JASON BOURNE Movie Review

After the lackluster performance of THE BOURNE LEGACY, the series has landed back in the hands of Paul Greengrass (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS), a two time veteran of the Bourne franchise and a pretty successful director overall who now b...


SDCC 2016: AMERICAN GODS Trailer

It has been years since AMERICAN GODS was optioned by HBO, and after several hand offs and false starts it has finally found a home at Starz. With Bryan Fuller (TV’s HANNIBAL) as showrunner and Ricky Whittle (TV’s THE 100) ...


INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Movie Review

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead! Twenty years after its release, INDEPENDENCE DAY has finally gotten a sequel in the form of RESURGENCE, and, as the title suggests, the big bad aliens from the first one have returned to exact their rev...



BLACK SAILS Season 3 Review

Warning: Spoilers yarrr ahead! After two seasons of sporadic storytelling, STARZ’ BLACK SAILS finally hits its stride in its third season.  Following the death of Miranda, Flint has declared all out war on any town or settle...


CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Movie Review

As theaters are becoming more and more saturated with comic book movies of one kind or another, Marvel Studios proves they’re still kings of the dog pile with their latest endeavor, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.  The film open...