Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Big Little Lies (Season 1, Episode 1)

Jean-Marc Vallee is a unique observer of slice-of-life Americana since he brings the baggage of a French heritage. He makes the familiar peccadillos of small-town USA into expressionistic cries (e.g. The bleary, visually muddy view of the red-and-white police squad … Continue reading

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Review: Legion (Season 1, Episode 1)

Noah Hawley doesn’t adhere to the Marvel universe that we’ve all been accustomed to from the various cinematic endeavors. Instead he crafts Legion as a coming-of-age yarn about a nonconformist youth. The visual wonder of David Haller’s (Dan Stevens) aging … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Resident Evil – The Final Chapter (2017)

15 years is an impressive run for any franchise, but infinitely more impressive for one like Resident Evil that’s comprised mostly of over-the-top and mind-numbingly ridiculous entries with virtually no sense of narrative consistency whatsoever. And as a fan of the video games, it’s … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s Pick of the Month: T2: Trainspotting

Not to be confused with the also excellent T2: Judgement Day (one of the best sci-fi films of all time and James Cameron’s finest hour), T2: Trainspotting 2 is well worth the wait and delivers the goods. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Bad Boys (1983)

Not to be confused with the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence buddy cop Bad Boys series (‘Point Break or Bad Boys II?’), Rick Rosenthal’s 1983 Bad Boys tells a much darker tale. Sean Penn stars as Mick O’Brien, a troubled kid who means well, but keeps getting into … Continue reading

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Bad Movie – Bad Review: Nightmare at Noon (Death Street USA)

The Facts Format: DVD Running Time: 96 minutes Year of release: 1988 Director: Nico Mastorakis Production Studio: Omega Entertainment When beginning to watch Death Nightmare at Noon Street, I had a moment of self-reflection, and certain obstacles to overcome. The … Continue reading

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Bad Movie – Bad Review: Hustler Squad

The Facts Format: DVD (Modern Entertainment) Running Time: 98 minutes Year of release: 1976 Director: Cesar ‘Chat’ Gallardo Production Studio: Crown International Pictures Just breathe. I can do this. I feel an urge to begin this review with warnings written … Continue reading

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Review: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1, Episode 1)

I, for one, was a casual fan of the film adaptation of the same name. Jim Carrey was capably madcap to be a chameleon thespian and the yarn was suitably morose and devilishly dark. The TV series aim to correct … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Patriots Day (2016)

The Boston Marathon bombing was a tragic act of terrorism that shook the world. The harrowing five-day nightmare was watched by millions, either by seeing it on the news or by following it on social media. Updates were frequent and … Continue reading

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Review: Taboo (Season 1, Episode 1)

Sweep and grandeur is not something producer Ridley Scott is lacking in his production. Therefore, going into Taboo somewhat cold, I knew the overall scope of this miniseries would be unparalleled. Plus, he coaxed the notoriously selective Tom Hardy into … Continue reading

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