Deadpool 2 – Review

Deadpool 2 is a 2018 superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson and is a sequel to 2016’s Deadpool. Directed by David Leitch, it picks up where its predecessor left off and hinges on Wade taking it upon himself to form a team of individuals with special abilities. He does this in order to rescue…

Avengers: Infinity War – Spoiler Review

  After 10 years of build up and 18 movies finally it’s here! Was it even possible for this film to live up to the expectations and hype that came with this long journey? For me I haven’t been this excited for a movie in a really long time. And did it live up to…

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Review

Star Wars fans can be a surly, cynical, and often overly protective bunch. Trust me, I’m not saying that as some outside observer with his nose in the air. I myself am a proud, passionate, card-carrying member of that bunch. I adore Star Wars and it is indelibly etched into my entire life story. I…

Black Panther – Review

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going for a good ten years now and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Over the years, it’s produced some great films, with many coming with certain expectations. But I’d argue that none of them have come with the amount of expectation Black Panther has in terms of representation. After…

Jodorowsky’s Dune – Documentary Review

Frank Herbert’s Dune is rightfully considered a classic of science fiction, so it’s only natural that there would be attempts to adapt it to other media. David Lynch’s Dune, released in 1984, was a critical and commercial flop. Although it’s gained cult status over the intervening years, it’s still a clunky film that fails to work more often…

Netflix’s Mindhunter – TV Review

MINDHUNTER is Netflix’s newest original series and it tells the story of the early days at the FBI when they start interviewing serial killers to gain insight into why they did what they did to help the FBI solve and prevent further crimes. David Fincher directed the first two episodes along with the finale. What makes this…

Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien presents the various narratives that evolved become the story of Beren and Lúthien who, together, faced the dark lord Morgoth in his own halls and attempted to wrest a Silmaril from his crown.  Illustrated by Alan Lee. Review The story of Beren and Lúthien is one of the most famous episodes in The Silmarillion. …

Star Wars: Bloodline – Book Review

This is a book I’ve been interested in reading for a while. It stars Leia about 20 years or so after Return of the Jedi. There are three major subjects in this book, one is directly stated, and the others are mostly hints. There will be some minor spoilers in this review, but I’ll keep…

What Happened to Spielberg’s Tintin 2?

In 2011 the film The Adventures of Tintin Directed by Steven Spielberg, Produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright was released. Based on the bestselling comic strip of the same name by Hergé the film was not a smash hit yet did well at the box office, earning $77 million domestically and…

Tolkien: The Languages of Middle-Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien. Three initials and one name, known all over the world as the author of the famous books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Within these books, he achieved his greatest work, even greater than writing the books themselves: he created languages. And we’re not talking about a couple of words in one or two…

Blade Runner 2049 – Review

Just two years from the future that Blade Runner predicted thirty years ago, and we are still steps away from emotive replicants, hover cars, and instant showers. What has however exceeded 20th century expectations, is digital imagery. Film has since seen brilliant advances in simulating realistic holography and futuristic landscapes. It is hence no surprise that Blade Runner…