Why Spotlight Deserved to Win “Best Picture” in the 2016 Oscars

The 2016 Academy Awards have officially come and gone, with a lot of upsets and surprises all around. Mad Max: Fury Road had a very strong showing, taking home 6 statues out of the 10 it was nominated for. On top of that, Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) took home the trophy for Best Supporting Actor, despite many expecting it to go to Sylvester Stallone (Creed). And of... read more

Triple 9 (2016) Movie Review | All-Star Cast With Great Action Scenes But Random With Plot Holes Leaving You Wanting More

Since Triple 9 seems a bit of a random movie, it's difficult to determine where to begin with a movie review. The film has all the components to be a truly great crime thriller; yet it never fully reaches its potential. It has a truly great all-star cast; yet each character feels like they're being held back. There are some thrills to the movie; but there are also plot... read more

Hail, Caesar! (2016) Movie Review | The Coen Brother’s Love Letter to Hollywood

The Coen Brothers are some of the filmmakers that rarely ever make a bad film. They do different kind of genres all well to. From drama to comedy they more times than not do good work. Hail, Caesar! is far from a bad film at all, as a matter of fact it's quite a fun romp. However, the advertising of the film is something that the film didn't have going for it. While... read more

Fallout 4 Review | Some Pleasant Updates But Overall A Wasteland of Mediocrity

The Fallout series is one of the most well-known and celebrated franchises in recent history. It particularly hit the main stream with the release of Fallout 3 and any installments afterwards. So needless to say when Fallout 4 was announced people lost their minds. New mechanics, new features, new settings, we all had reason to be excited. I'm personally a huge Fallout... read more

The Big Short (2015) Movie Review | This Finance Drama With An All-Star Cast Is The Oddity Of 2015

I've been reviewing all kinds of media for quite some time now, about 8 years, and never have I come across something as strange as The Big Short. There was an odd feeling I felt throughout the whole film, that it was a mess while at the same time being a great film. There are a lot of confusing choices made in the film, but also a lot of good ones; and it builds this... read more

Super Mystery Dungeon Review | A Slightly Less Than Super Entry

Pokemon spinoffs are generally a big hit or miss. This rings especially true for sequels. They can be less than stellar, for example the first Pokemon Ranger game being far superior than its predecessors. On the other hand the second set of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Games (Explorers of Time & Darkness, and later Sky) were far better than the original ones. Meanwhile the... read more

Spotlight (2015) Movie Review | This Incredible True Story is an Incredible Movie

Spotlight is one of those films that manages to get everything right. From its cast to the noble story it tells, the film is more than one of the best of 2015 - it's one of the best of it's kind. Spotlight follows the Spotlight team for the Boston Globe, who perform deep investigations for various scandals. In particular, the film focuses on the Spotlight team... read more

The Revenant (2015) Movie Review | A Fantastic Story of Survival and Revenge

Returning after his award-winning 2014 hit Birdman, director Alejandro González Iñárritu brings to life another award worthy movie in 2015, The Revenant. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, The Revenant is based on the story of Hugh Glass in the early 1800s. (Granted, the film was based on the Michael Punke book from 2002). It's not a direct re-telling, and... read more

The Hateful Eight (2015) Movie Review | Tarantino Does it Again With A Phenomenal Western

Quentin Tarantino is one tricky pony. It's hard to criticize him, since he almost always goes against the norm. A good majority of his movies are often panned by most critics and yet always end up becoming cult classics. Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are a few of these, and Tarantino's new movie, The Hateful Eight joins them. The Hateful Eight is Tarantino's 8th movie,... read more

Sisters (2015) Movie Review | Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Chemistry Isn’t Enough

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are quite strong comedians. Both of them have had great shows, including 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, to name a few of the big ones; as well as Saturday Night Live. They've proven their comedic chemistry as well, especially during their Golden Globes stint. It's impossible to deny these are two funny ladies with fantastic chemistry with one... read more