Top Ten Movies of 2018

The end of a year marks the spawning of year-end lists! Compared to last year, my list this time, feels populated by weird-ass movies. First Reform was weird in its own way. Sorry to Bother You was weird in a Terry Gillam way, and The Favourite was weird in the way that only Yorgos Lanthimos…

Review: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018)

Whilst standing in line for a ticket, I heard someone near the poster area ask: “A Spiderman cartoon?” “Why is there a Spiderman cartoon?” Why indeed? There have been 7 (and counting) big screen Spidermans in our lifetime. Do we really need another?  The Bad News: At one point in Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, my sister…

Review: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

To the 90s kids who grew up with the 1967 Disney Animated film, The Jungle Book, Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle might be a strange, dark, little pill to swallow. There is definitely no singing bears to be found here. The Bad News: I don’t know if it was intentional to have Mowgli the movie,…

TV Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-)

Plot: Miriam “Midge” Maisel is an upper middle class Jewish housewife living on the Upper West Side of New York City in 1958. She has it all until she doesn’t. She loses her husband, her apartment, and her privileged life (or some of it), and she is soon led into the world of stand-up comedy…

TV Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

Plot: Sabrina Spellman must reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. (See Wikipedia) The Bad News: One of the main plot points in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is how she is split down the middle. One foot in the…

TV Review: Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017)

Plot: Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) was born with superhuman strength. Her strength is hereditary and passed along only to the women in her family. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. She desperately wants to become a willowy and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her…

TV Review: Hwarang (2016-17)

For the longest time a friend of mine has been encouraging me to get into K-drama. I have had two failed attempts, years ago. I don’t even remember the titles. All I know is I couldn’t get past the first episode for both of them. I vaguely remember there being a rich guy and his…

Review: Venom (2018)

Venom (2018) gives us Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) an investigative reporter who sets out to expose Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), a genius slash megalomaniac, genetic corporation magnate; and his unethical experiments involving alien “symbiotes” and humans. While snooping around Drake’s lab, an accident resulted in Eddie being taken over by “Venom”, one of the…