The Boys: An Education in Violence

I feel like comic book universes have always been kind of the red-headed step-child of Science Fiction. Well, until The Boys happened. The mainstreaming of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC’s movies and all the current comic book TV shows has definitely made these kinds of stories much more common and …

The Mandalorian…or The Not-Boba-Fett Show

So the first episode/chapter of The Mandalorian is out on the new Disney+. Does it have a true Star Wars feel? Does it do the franchise justice?

John Wick 3 is an Ultraviolent Symphony of Murder

As the title says, John Wick 3: Parabellum is an ultraviolent murderfest. And yes, I absolutely loved it. If you remember, JW2 ended with John being classified Excommunicado by the High Table. Winston, the manager of The Continental, gave him an hour to prepare. Of course, JW3 picks up within …

What Avengers: Endgame has to say about storytelling (and life)

I REALLY wanted to go see Avengers: Endgame on opening weekend. So badly I could taste it. So several days before the premier, I searched the whole of my favorite theater for the necessary block of seats for my family. Alas, it did not happen. As the captain of a …

Future Man is a kick in the nuts, it’s also pretty good scifi

Every so often a SciFi show comes along that either redefines the genre or dramatically ups the bar for amazing TV. Shows like this combine jaw dropping effects with complex story telling, amazing acting and a reverence for the genre to create something truly special. They make us believe their …

Us-A Tale of Two Lupitas

Us is an interesting mind-bender of a film. The moments where Peele lets up are very brief, and act more like a chance for the audience, like the characters, to just catch a breath and get ready for the next wave of chaos.