“Stranger Things” Season 4 Volume 2 Trailer Promises Epic Showdown

After a three year hiatus, Stranger Things came back with a bang.  The first volume of Season 4 left both fans and critics amazed at the intensity, character moments, and shocking plot developments.  So with Volume 2 only 10 days away, Netflix just amped up the anticipation with a full trailer of the final two episodes, both of which will be as long feature length … Continue reading “Stranger Things” Season 4 Volume 2 Trailer Promises Epic Showdown

“Mad God” – Movie Review

More than 30 years in the making, Phil Tippett’s surreal, arthouse dystopia Mad God is finally available on Shudder, and it’s every bit as bizarre and compelling as promised! Long Time Coming Special effects legend Phil Tippett (original Star Wars Trilogy, Robocop series, Jurassic Park, Twilight franchise) first began production of his stop-motion experimental film back in 1987.  It was largely a side project which … Continue reading “Mad God” – Movie Review

Ranking The Entire “Jurassic Park” Series

With the release of Jurassic World: Dominion, we now have the conclusion of not just the Jurassic World trilogy, but of the franchise overall (assuming Universal isn’t tempted to do another one).  It all started with a Michael Crichton novel, one whose movie rights were sold before the book was even published. And what it became was one of the highest grossing films of all … Continue reading Ranking The Entire “Jurassic Park” Series

“Jurassic World: Dominion” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Following the game changing cliffhanger that saw dinosaurs released into the human world, Jurassic World: Dominion certainly had its work cut out for it.  It had to take the series into this new territory, while also balancing legacy characters with new ones, while also serving as a finale to both the Jurassic World trilogy, and the overall franchise as a whole. And for the most … Continue reading “Jurassic World: Dominion” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

“Prometheus” 10 Years Later – Was It Really That Bad?

After a duo of poorly received sequels, it seemed that the Alien franchise was dead, save for a two spinoff crossovers with Predator.  Then in 2012, the xenomorph’s original creator Ridley Scott returned for a prequel that promised to bring prestige, and qualify back to a series that had long been suffering. Prometheus delivered exactly what Scott set out to do, a deeply philosophical sci-fi/horror … Continue reading “Prometheus” 10 Years Later – Was It Really That Bad?

“Crimes of the Future” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Long known for his bizarre and surreal horror classics like The Fly (1986), Videodrome, and Scanners, as well as gritty and brutal crime thrillers like A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, David Cronenberg is a director that certainly needs no introduction.  While he’s been busy with acting roles in series like Slasher: Flesh and Blood, he finally returns to the director’s chair for his … Continue reading “Crimes of the Future” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Why “Dear Billy” is the Greatest Episode That Stranger Things Has Ever Done

Fans of Stranger Things waited patiently for 3 years to finally get a fourth season.  And while Netflix has only released the first seven episodes, their extended runtimes and whopping $30 million budget (per episode) has resulted in a season that some are claiming is as good as the first. While there’s certainly more going on and a much higher CGI budget, it’s the character … Continue reading Why “Dear Billy” is the Greatest Episode That Stranger Things Has Ever Done

Why “Alien: Covenant” Failed to Save the Franchise (5 Years Later)

Ridley Scott’s Alien has always been on people’s “Best Of” lists when it comes to horror/sci-fi movies.  And its sequel Aliens is widely regarded as one of (if not the) greatest movie sequels in history.  So to say that this franchise was iconic from the start would be an understatement.  That said, the next two entries, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection suffered from both critical … Continue reading Why “Alien: Covenant” Failed to Save the Franchise (5 Years Later)

Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 1 – An Exercise in Excess (Spoiler Free Review)

After three long years of waiting, partially due to an obvious global setback and partially due to a longer production schedule, Stranger Things Season 4 has finally been released.  Or at least the first 7 episodes have.  Volume 1 serves as essentially the first and second acts to a season far more brutal and complex than we’ve seen thus far. While many have complained about … Continue reading Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 1 – An Exercise in Excess (Spoiler Free Review)

30 Fun Facts About “Alien 3”

The Alien franchise remains among the most iconic in all of sci-fi and horror.  However, things started to go downhill for the series after the very poorly received Alien 3 in 1992.  So in honor of its 30th anniversary, we wanted to take a look back at this arguably misunderstood movie that was ruined not by its creators, but by studio suits.  Here are 30 … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “Alien 3”