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Nerd Rants: Mark’s STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Reactions

WARNING: This article is going to contain heavy spoilers.  Exit now at your own peril ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. You still here? Han Solo ...


THE GOOD DINOSAUR Movie Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! It is a rare thing for two Disney Pixar films to be released in the same year, but hot on the heels of INSIDE OUT is THE GOOD DINOSAUR, the latest visual treat from the computer animation pioneers.  Th...


STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Movie Review

WARNING: This is a spoiler-filled review. Beware! I spoil everything!  It all began in 1977. It struck back in 1980. It returned in 1983. It phantom menaced (!?) in 1999. The clones attacked in 2002. And it got its revenge in ...



VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN Movie Review

Max Landis wrote this? Huh. Okay. Sure. When I saw VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, there was a woman sitting in the front row with her infant baby. Occasionally, the baby would ‘giggle’ and ‘coo.’ No one in the au...


THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Movie Review

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Like most people, I was a little skeptical when they split the final HUNGER GAMES book into two films, however, director Francis Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE) delivers a powerful conclusion...


Netflix and Marvel’s JESSICA JONES Season 1 Review

Can we please just spend a year or two focusing only on Netflix-based Marvel shows, Marvel Studios?  In fact, that’s not so much a question as a demand.  Marvel Studios, you will focus all of your creative energy into d...



BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (& some DLC) Fashionably Late Video Game Review

NOTE: This review of the Xbox One version of the game (100% completion) may contain potential SPOILERS for those who haven’t yet taken their dose of fear toxin.  Read at your own risk! I love the world of Batman.  It&...


SUPER SMASH BROS. Wii U Fashionably Late Video Game Review (pre DLC)

When SUPER SMASH BROS. released on the 3DS I told everyone how fantastic I felt it was. The variety, the wealth of content and the nostalgia induced by the beloved characters as well as the SMASH BROS. franchise itself left me ...


SPECTRE Movie Review

I wonder if anytime during the production of SPECTRE, the 24th official entry into the BOND franchise, if anybody acknowledged how boring the name ‘James Bond’ is.  ‘James Bond:  Fireplace Tax Attorney.R...



WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: The Everything Review

The can of vegetables stood there in the tall grass while Gene wrestled with his inner demons.  It was at this point that the can of vegetables proclaimed ‘I can suck my own dick, and I do it a lot.’ When it was ...


THE LAST WITCH HUNTER Movie Review

In all seriousness, if you’re going into a Vin Diesel-starring vehicle with such an on-the-nose title as THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, you’re not expecting Shakespeare or CITIZEN KANE.  At best, you’re hoping to be ...


CRIMSON PEAK Movie Review

WARNING: Heads up, there are some small spoilers within so tread lightly.  Guillermo del Toro’s CRIMSON PEAK may not be the horror movie you think it is upon watching the spooky trailer or the preconceived expectations ...



THE MARTIAN Movie Review

Given that Ridley Scott (EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS) has had a career that spans five decades, it is not surprising that occasionally his reach might exceed his grasp.  Thankfully, that is not the case with his latest offering, TH...


Nerd Rants: FANTASTIC FOUR (2015)…WHAT HAPPENED???

I apologize, but…I really don’t have any words left to say on this topic.  We were all suckered by false promises in fairly intriguing teasers and trailers that glimpsed a darker take, but still embraced the scient...


Netflix’s SENSE8 Season 1 Review

I am going to start off this review by saying that I cried during every single episode of SENSE8. Yup. Also, if you did not like this show because you couldn’t understand what was going on… You should probably see...



THE ORDER: 1886 Fashionably Late Video Game Review

After all the venomous attacks thrown at Ready at Dawn’s THE ORDER: 1886 over the past few months, I was worried that I wouldn’t even be able to finish the game despite how short the haters made it seem. Now, that being...


STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Movie Review

I don’t usually get personal in my movie reviews, but as this film is far from the typical movies we cover on this site, I’m going to digress a bit.  As someone who grew up in southern California in the late 80s and early ...


THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Film Review

When did international super spying become so gosh darn depressing? INT.  NICARAGUAN CEMETERY  – SUNSET Jappers Porne places flowers down upon a grave.  He stares longingly towards an impending rainstorm.  His emot...



THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK 3D Fashionably Late Video Game Review

MAJORA’S MASK really sets itself apart from the rest of the ZELDA series right from the beginning. Finding Link exploring a spooky forest, only to be attacked by a stranger wearing the infamous Majora’s Mask itself, and alm...


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Movie Review

I remember walking through a mall with my Dad when I was about 12 years old and the classic MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE theme song came on over the garbled excuse for a sound system. A surge of excitement came over my father as he sly...