Movie Critiques

How Jurassic Park III Could Have Been Better

How Jurassic Park III Could Have Been Better

When Jurassic Park hit the theaters in 1993, it caused a revolution in CGI filmmaking because for the first time we had what appeared to be living creatures created entirely digitally–also, those creatures were dinosaurs!  It went on to be the highest grossing movie of all time (the third time a film directed by Steven […]

Battle of the Airbenders: TV Series vs Film

Battle of the Airbenders: TV Series vs Film

  Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated series that Nickelodeon aired from 2005 to 2008 that draws heavily from Asian mythology and Anime style.  It’s easy to dismiss this as another Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! or just another goofy Japanese import for little kids.  While definitely in that vein, it is an American production that […]

Lame Conspiracy Creates Lame Documentary — Paul McCartney Really Is Dead

Lame Conspiracy Creates Lame Documentary — Paul McCartney Really Is Dead

We all love conspiracy theories like the assassination of JFK, the real cause of 9/11, and the reason for the success of Jersey Shore.  Despite clear evidence to the contrary, certain people still hold fast to these fantasies.  Conspiracies are like modern myths, something that some individuals need to believe in no matter how outlandish […]

A Mixed Bag of Bones

A Mixed Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones is one of Stephen King’s more recent efforts, and is probably not one of his more memorable novels.  It was released in 1998, following other books such as Rose Madder, Insomnia, Desperation, and most importantly The Green Mile.  It’s an enjoyable read, using some of his typical tropes (a writer protagonist, a […]

Dominion – An Alternate Prequel That Exorcises the Other One

The Exorcist series has had a strange, and some say cursed, history.  The movies have gone from the best to the worst of what cinema has to offer, and has been a constant source of controversy.  In the early 2000’s, a fourth film was made–and then re-made.  These back-to-back films were prequels, telling of the […]

Rob Zombie Should Have Stuck with a Prequel to Halloween

It seems everyone nowadays wants to remake John Carpenter films.  We’ve had remakes of Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog, a prequel to The Thing (itself a remake), and talks of a remake of Escape from New York.  When will we get new versions of Prince of Darkness or Starman?  In 2007, rock musician-turned-filmmaker […]

Paranormal Activity vs. TrollHunter

Fads in movies are curious things.  Everyone complains that there’s no originality in Hollywood, and yet when a truly unique film or filmmaking technique comes out, everyone is quick to just on the bandwagon to make their own version of it.  Audiences are just as much to blame, because they consume the imitators as readily […]