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The Problem of the Franchise

I remember seeing First Blood for the first time, as a kid. I remember thinking at the time that the movie was titled Rambo: First Blood. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized Rambo’s name wasn’t in the title. Speaking… Continue Reading →

The Defenders are Coming

If you were a part of the audience who contributed to the $145 million for the opening weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, then there is a good chance you saw the trailer for Netflix’s The Defenders. The… Continue Reading →

Prometheus was a Beautiful Misfire

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, almost five years after the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s previous foray into the Alien Universe.  So, why is he now releasing a movie with “Alien” in the title, when, by all accounts, it should… Continue Reading →

Alien: The Perfect Organism

Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Gates is Retro Fun

When I first heard about this film, I was beyond excited. The movie is about two brothers, whose father goes missing for seven months and they meet up to liquidate his old video store. My dad owned a video store,… Continue Reading →

I Want to Believe The X-Files Will Return to Greatness

Long before The Walking Dead attacked basic cable ratings. Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe made superheroes super fun. And long before LOST’s flashbacks, flash forwards and sideways storytelling, sci-fi was complicated and cool. The X-Files made conspiracies, science fiction and… Continue Reading →

Prepare for Zune’s Best Sales, Ever

That title won’t make sense ’til you see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. It’s a spoiler, actually. That’s why you probably should not read this ’til you see the movie. I’m about to tell you why this Guardians is just… Continue Reading →

Tell ‘Em Taserface Sent Ya: A Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

I went to see a special media screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Monday night. This was huge for me. Not just because I got to see GotG Vol. 2 almost a week before it hit theaters, but,… Continue Reading →

Kong Remains King with Skull Island

If there’s one trope I love above all others in horror movies, it has to be the giant monster. From super-imposed shots of killer bugs and rabbits terrorizing cities to the Japanese cinema tradition of foam rubber Kaiju terrorizing Tokyo… Continue Reading →

Telltale’s ‘Guardians’ Flight Suffers Some Drag

Console: check. Controller: check. Game: check. Slow-moving story: check. Clunky controls: check. Bizarre combination of stop-motion and robotic character movements: check. I really want, deep in my Guardians of the Galaxy loving soul, to like the Telltale Games approach to… Continue Reading →

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