TV Review: The Umbrella Academy (2019-)

The moment I saw the trailer for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, I knew this was made for me. As much as I love the good ‘ol standard caped crusader fare with their shiny suits, unerring sense of justice and Messianic Complex, I have always had a soft spot for misfits, oddballs and anti-hero superheroes. And…

Review: Ready Player One (2018)

Ready Player One is a movie made specially for me. I love underdog stories. I love a good quest story. I love a good band/gang/team. I love nostalgia. I love 80s-90s pop culture. I love the idea of a virtual world existing in a grimy, worn-down real world. And for the most part, Ready Player…

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

I have yet to read Ransom Riggs’ YA novel from which this movie is adapted from. Hence, I came into this with no expectations whatsover concerning the narrative. So you won’t hear anything from me about any book to movie differences. But I’ve seen the book around and flipped through it on several occasions. And…

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

At one point in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the brainwashed, still suffering Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) tells the mockingjay Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence): “Our lives were never ours, they belong to Snow and our deaths do too. But if you kill him, Katniss, all those deaths, they mean something.” This is the fourth and…

Review: The Martian (2015)

I never would have guessed that I’d have a rollicking good time watching a movie about a man left for dead on Mars. Space Opera Lite is what I would call Ridley Scott’s The Martian (2015). And I mean that in the best way possible. NASA astronaut Mark Watney is left stranded on Mars after he…