‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum’: Descending Action

From the first movie with solid action and sophisticated character motivations in order to become a cult classic, to the sequel that sacrificed story for the single-handedly best and most vibrant gunfighting ever caught on film, we’ve now reached the third film, John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum that seeks to be the culmination of all… Continue reading ‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum’: Descending Action

‘Avatar: Way of Water’ – Beautifully Flawed

Much like its predecessor, Avatar: The Way of Water will be the subject of long-running debate and criticism. Some will see it as a true-to-form cinematic marvel in a time when original stories in Hollywood seem far-fetched; others will look past the stunning and lifelike imagery to bring down the movie’s characters and story For… Continue reading ‘Avatar: Way of Water’ – Beautifully Flawed

1974: A Prognostic Year of Horror in Film

The late 1900’s was truly where a number of modern horror films had gained their baseline. Hot off the heels of the 60’s darlings such as Night of the Living Dead or Rosemary’s Baby came an advent of movies that really defined horror as a genre. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is touted as being one of the earliest examples of a slasher,… Continue reading 1974: A Prognostic Year of Horror in Film

All ‘V/H/S’ Segments, Ranked and Reviewed

It’s safe to say there’s no horror franchise much like V/H/S. Sure, found footage was exploding in popularity by the time the first film came out, but as the subgenre began to fade into obscurity, V/H/S lived on, constantly trying to one-up itself and push the boundaries of what found-footage has to offer. It’s a… Continue reading All ‘V/H/S’ Segments, Ranked and Reviewed

Make a Musou – Slasher Musou

Hello, and welcome to the third article in my new series on The Story Arc: Make a Musou. I love Dynasty Warriors, the number of times I bring it up, and the multiple Musou related articles I’ve written should be proof enough of that. However, I am currently in a Dynasty Warriors drought as I… Continue reading Make a Musou – Slasher Musou

The Oscars’ Dilemma

There was a time The Oscars meant something. Beneath the sparkling champagne, extravagant fashion, performative bravado, and glamorous self-importance, there was also an identifiable love of movies and celebration of the industry that was impossible to ignore. Bob Hope hosted The Oscars with a record-breaking nineteen appearances; he was controversial and daring, but displayed it… Continue reading The Oscars’ Dilemma

Best Movies of 2021

I guess there really is a light at the end of the tunnel. After the cinematic drought that was 2020, cinemas have begun to slowly reopen over the past year. While the ability to go to the theaters again is surely a propitious comfort, we now have to deal with the return of region-locked films… Continue reading Best Movies of 2021

How ‘Smiling Friends’ Escapes Nihilism

How do we escape nihilism in hopes of a better future, not just for ourselves but for society? Well, I don’t claim to be a philosopher or psychiatrist, so I can’t give an easy answer for that. Like everyone else, I have my own philosophies on life but no definitive answers. But sometimes it’s important… Continue reading How ‘Smiling Friends’ Escapes Nihilism

Dynasty Warriors is everything Video Game Movies should be

The film adaptation of a video game that is itself adapted from a book has finally hit Netflix. As a huge fan of Dynasty Warriors and the Musou genre as a whole I needed to watch this. I've been curious about this film ever since our first trailer in 2018, however the first trailer left… Continue reading Dynasty Warriors is everything Video Game Movies should be

A Weird, Weird Look at Peter Jackson’s “Splatter Saga”

Peter Jackson is a household name. After all, he’s only the guy who hand-crafted the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, garnering up nearly 5 billion dollars collectively and earning himself a nice handful of those sweet Oscars. He’s up there among the greats. The New Zealand filmmaker began his film career with nothing… Continue reading A Weird, Weird Look at Peter Jackson’s “Splatter Saga”