Revenge of the Sixth: A Defense of the Battle of the Heroes

Preamble: Any skillfully made film with enough craft and popularity can be interpreted in a variety of ways, so it stands the highest grossing film of 2005, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary today gets its ride. We’re talking identity politics, social and political commentary, unwanted scientific takes, needless and thin arguable subtext, and general…

‘Gears of War’ 1-4 Franchise Review

From Director Rod Fergusson and The Coalition Microsoft Games Studios Presents A game built on Unreal Engine 4 with multiplayer by Splash Damage In the 8th generation of console video games, I got to hand it to Phil Spencer & Xbox. It is inaccurate to call a billion dollar company like Microsoft underdogs, but it is interesting…

With the Advent of the Coronavirus ‘Contagion’ gets its due

My favourite film of 2011 I always was hoping The Ringer podcast’s The Rewatchables would cover Steven Soderbergh’s film Contagion. They did cover his less rewatchable Ocean’s Twelve after all last week. I did not think it would take a real life outbreak of a deadly virus in China similar to the one depicted in…

Actors With Great Taste in Material: Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss has always had good taste in material. Anyone who participated in Mad Men gets an automatic pass and benefit of the doubt when it comes to material, but Moss followed that landmark television series up with another one by a completely different set of cast & creators on a different network with the…

Birds of Prey is a Success!

An All-female Written & Directed R-Rated Superhero Spin-off was #1 at the Box-Office! What a time to be alive! Production Budget: $82 Million 11-Day Gross: $145 Million+ By all accounts, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a success. Despite some missteps in Warner Bros. marketing campaign, an unexpected mid-week…

A Bit on the Atrocious Nature of Fantastic Beasts 2

The one cool thing about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (the two titles have nothing to do with each other) is all in the final trailer: The music, the special effects and production value. A blockbuster film franchise which can afford the best actors and has no excuse to suck; as incredibly well outlined by…