Critic’s Corner: Stranger Things 2 Is an ‘Eleven’ Out of Ten

Nine episodes of “Stranger Things 2” were released on Netflix on Oct. 27, just in time to relish the eerie special effects used to illustrate the alternate world of the upside-down for “Halloweekend” binge-watching. COURTESY OF COMICBOOKHERO The second season of “Stranger Things” picks up where the first season left off. The common notion that […]

Critic’s Corner: “Suburbicon” Lacks Comedic Grace

“Suburbicon,” directed by Golden Globe winning actor George Clooney, is set in the year 1959 in an all-white suburb. The film opens with a ‘happy-go-lucky’ type advertisement for the neighborhood intended to attract like-minded and ‘diverse white families’ from all parts of the country. VIA JOBLO.COM Suburbicon takes place in a tight-knit neighborhood. When anything […]

Critic’s Corner: Only the Brave

Amongst the Halloween horror films coming out this month, the biographical drama “Only the Brave” details a real-life tragedy of losing everything to the wrath of Mother Nature. “Only the Brave” tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona. […]

Critic’s Corner: Was Blade Runner a Film Worth Revisiting?

In the almost three hour long sci-fi, thriller sequel “Blade Runner 2049,” director Denis Villeneuve teams up with cinematographer Roger Deakins to pay tribute to Ridley Scott’s original film “Blade Runner” released in 1982. The highly-acclaimed franchise failed to live up to its legacy, but “Blade Runner 2049” is still better than its original counterpart. […]

Critic’s Corner: “Alien: Covenant” Delivers on Suspense

The original “Alien” film was a sci-fi and horror staple that has remained in popular culture for several subsequent decades. Despite of the commercial and critical success of the first two films, the franchise has experienced its fair share of failures, as “Alien 3” and “Alien: Resurrection” both suffered from over-involvement on the part of […]

Critic’s Corner: “Colossal” Differs from Expectations

Kaiju, a popular Japanese film genre, typically features a giant monster attacking a city (think Godzilla and King Kong). Earlier this month, director Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo’s latest film Colossal starring Anne Hathaway put a fresh face on this straightforward science fiction concept, straying away from the action and gore of its predecessors. VIA TOY FIGHT […]

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