Film: War for the Planet of the Apes – (2.5/4)

Film: War for the Planet of the Apes - (2.5/4) I'm a huge fan of this trilogy. This new apes trilogy is a prime example of how to re-imagine a nostalgic franchise. With modernized poignancy, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," to me, was a huge success. The amount of emotional depth brought to … Continue reading Film: War for the Planet of the Apes – (2.5/4)

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TV: The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story – (3.5/4)

TV: The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story - (3.5/4) This series is textbook "How to Properly create a biopic." With multiple accounts to base its adaptation, this limited series excels at documenting and re-creating this gray period in history. It's art imitates life at its finest. It's not just the authenticity to admire … Continue reading TV: The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story – (3.5/4)

Film: Spider-Man: Homecoming – (2/4)

Film: Spider-Man: Homecoming - (2/4)   First off, yes, you need to see "Captain America: Civil War" to get full enjoyment out of this film. I completely disagree with Disney's approach to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but I can rant all day on that while they expect any and everyone to buy tickets to … Continue reading Film: Spider-Man: Homecoming – (2/4)

Film: Kong: Skull Island – (1.5/4)

Film: Kong: Skull Island - (1.5/4) There are many things to admire about "Kong: Skull Island." It's always really nice to see a film that aims to be a good "homage" and succeeds. Though it's even nicer when it can give an original spin as well. "Kong: Skull Island" is anything but original. Monster films … Continue reading Film: Kong: Skull Island – (1.5/4)

Film: Chasing Coral – (2/4)

Film: Chasing Coral - (2/4) This is a tough one. "Chasing Coral" is a wholly flawed documentary, but it is also an incredibly important film that should be a required viewing. This film draws attention to the volume in which we are losing our ocean's coral and the ramifications of this loss. What's causing it? … Continue reading Film: Chasing Coral – (2/4)

Video Game: My 8 picks for original XBOX backward compatibility

Video Game: My 8 picks for original XBOX backward compatibility One of the more exciting moments of e3 2017 was Microsoft's announcement to expand their backward compatibility program to original XBOX titles. There are a lot of great titles we could see from "Fable" to franchises like "Splinter Cell" and "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." … Continue reading Video Game: My 8 picks for original XBOX backward compatibility

TV: Glow S1 – (3.5/4)

TV: Glow S1 - (3.5/4) This was a pleasant surprise. "Glow," a Netflix original series, may go down as one of their best shows yet. Jenji Kohan is showrunning, known for her success with "Orange is the New Black." She does something really special here with ensemble-storytelling. Alison Brie's Ruth Wilder is in the role … Continue reading TV: Glow S1 – (3.5/4)

TV: Friends from College S1 – (1.5/4)

TV: Friends from College S1 - (1.5/4) This was a fun little show. With some pretty funny moments and few gut-splittling funny moments. However it's about 30/70 when the comedy works. "Friends from College" strives in situational and cringe comedy. We have a cast of truly despicable characters and the comedy blooms when they're trapped … Continue reading TV: Friends from College S1 – (1.5/4)

TV: Castlevania S1 – (No Rating)

TV: Castlevania S1 - (No Rating) I'm pulling a Roger Ebert-Human Centipede reiview here and refusing to give this first season of "Castlevania" a rating. The four episode first season was too small a sample size to gauge the quality of the show entirely up to this point. I normally review by season. I do … Continue reading TV: Castlevania S1 – (No Rating)

Emmys: Updated Predictions – July

Emmys: Updated Predictions - July No real surprises this year in nominations. It'll be tough contest in drama with "Handmaid's Tale" and "The Crown" going at it. "Atlanta" is all but locked for Comedy. "Feud" will probably sweep a lot of the Limited Series categories as well. Go to this page to get the most … Continue reading Emmys: Updated Predictions – July