Movie Review: Host

By Kevin Hoskinson The Shudder original film Host is one of those movies that is truly of its time. It was filmed during the lockdown, and the story is told entirely over the meeting app Zoom. It’s one of those movies that people will look back on years from now and reminisce about the craziness…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: A Man Among Ye #1

By Kevin Hoskinson Stories of pirates and their adventures on the high seas have fascinated readers for generations. As far back as I could remember, Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island” has been a part of my life. It introduced me and many others to a whole new world of storytelling, thrilling adventure, and of…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Greyhound

By Kevin Hoskinson Tom Hanks. That’s all you need to know about this film. If anyone knows anything about the man outside of his Hollywood career, you know that he is a student of history and loves typewriters. That last fact has nothing to do with the movie, but he probably wrote it on a…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Palm Springs

By Kevin Hoskinson In January of this year, the film Palm Springs broke Sundance records by becoming the most expensive film ever purchased. It surpassed the previous record-holder, Fox Searchlights “Birth Of A Nation” in 2016, by a mere .69 cents. Once Neon and Hulu bought the film, the hype train got going, and people…Read moreRead more

Movie Review- Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story

By Kevin Hoskinson Going into this film, I knew absolutely nothing about its subject, Richard Lett. He’s a pretty big deal on the Vancouver, B.C. comedy scene, but not very well known in America and beyond. At the start, he’s described as Canada’s George Carlin, and that got me very interested to hear his story….Read moreRead more

Graphic Novel Review: Primer

By Kevin Hoskinson While Primer is aimed primarily at the middle school crowd, it reaches further than that. It’s a coming of age story about family, self-discovery, and what it means to be a superhero. It succeeds in being a great young adult story, but the book itself is remarkably entertaining for all ages.  Ashley…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo

By Kevin Hoskinson Most people know who he is, and I can almost guarantee he has been in at least one movie you’ve seen in your lifetime. From him accidentally landing his first role in the film Runaway Train, to his leading role as the titular character in Machete, he’s been gracing our screens on…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Routines

By Kevin Hoskinson The world of stand up comedy can sometimes make an excellent setting for a film. Comedians make interesting characters because they are often the most complex, and their on-stage persona is something of an act. It creates an interesting dynamic between their personal lives and their professional lives, so it can usually…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Artemis Fowl

By Kevin Hoskinson I checked out about twenty minutes into this disaster. With Colin Farrell and Dame Judy Dench starring, combined with the directing talents of Sir Kenneth Branagh, it should have been a recipe for success. Sadly, we are left with a plot that doesn’t go anywhere and a world full of flat, boring…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: The King Of Staten Island

By Kevin Hoskinson Judd Apatow’s latest film treads familiar territory, but in a more mature way. Like most of his films, the protagonist is a grown man child trying to figure out where he fits in his own life and the world around him. With a strong performance at its core, it’s a must-see for…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Lovebirds

By Kevin Hoskinson Issa Rae and Kamail Nanjiani shine in Lovebirds, a comedy about relationships, murder, and one of life’s ultimate questions: why don’t they measure the proper amount of milkshake at restaurants? In the film, Issa and Kamail play Leilani and Jibran, a couple on the brink of breaking up. During a pivotal moment…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Beastie Boys Story

By Kevin Hoskinson “Now here’s a little story I’ve got to tell, About three bad brothers you know so well, It started way back in history, With Ad-Rock, MCA, and me, Mike D.” It has often been said that if a story is powerful enough, it doesn’t matter if you know how it ends. We…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Extraction

By Kevin Hoskinson With their work in the MCU being brought to an end with “Avengers: Endgame,” filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo have taken a producer role with their recent films. “21 Bridges” was released in theaters last year, and their latest movie, Extraction, recently hit Netflix. Starring Chris Hemsworth, the film is an adrenaline-filled…Read moreRead more

Life is Strange – Strings Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Based on the 2015 episodic video game Life Is Strange, Titan Comic’s “Life is Strange: Strings” is the continuing story of young photography student Max Claufield, who is suddenly gifted with the ability to rewind time. Using her unique gift, she was able to reconnect with her old friend Chloe as well…Read moreRead more

Blood Hunters: Rise Of The Hybrids Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Blood Hunters: Rise Of The Hybrids feels like a comic book film through and through. It has action, thrills, and some interesting characters and creatures. It’s a low budget film that hits the mark and does it in the most ambitious way possible.  The story is about a group of aswang hunters…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Last Call

By Kevin Hoskinson Last Call gives us two unique perspectives on the same situation. It’s an important film that deals with the dark side of mental health, but also gives us the bright side of what it means to be a caring human being. Presented in one take and using split-screen, it offers a story…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Trolls World Tour

By Kevin Hoskinson Originally slated to debut in theaters, Trolls World Tour skipped its theatrical run and premiered at home due to COVID-19. It was a smart move on Dreamworks and Universal’s part to give those stuck in quarantine something new to enjoy, especially families desperate for new content after watching Frozen 2 for the…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Onward

By Kevin Hoskinson The latest film from Pixar feels like a traditional offering from the studio, but it also sees the animation juggernaut try something a bit different. It hits all of the emotional buttons they are known for, all while exploring a world they have never ventured into before. The movie imagines a world…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Doctor Sleep

By Kevin Hoskinson One would think that a follow up to The Shining, the 1980 film or the original novel, wouldn’t work, and understandably so. The film is a classic piece of cinema, and millions around the world slept with their lights on after reading the book. But leave it to author Stephen King to…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: On The Stump #2

By Kevin Hoskinson Image Comics and writer Chuck Brown continue their onslaught of mystery, intrigue, mayhem, and politics in the latest issue of On The Stump.  Political issues are settled in the ring in this crazy world. The powers that be have been trying to pass The Slay Act, which would legalize killing in the…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Jumanji- The Next Level

By Kevin Hoskinson While it’s an entertaining film, the latest in the Jumanji franchise never fires on all cylinders. It’s a film that balances the awe of the world with a mediocre plot and overblown set-pieces. It chooses spectacle over story, which is a shame because the cast is incredible, and the previous film was…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Instant Family

  By Kevin Hoskinson When it comes to movies like Instant Family, it can be a hit or miss affair. Sometimes they are too sappy for their own good, talk down to their audience, or don’t know how to juggle the comedy and drama. Fortunately, for this film, they found a delicate balance between humor…Read moreRead more

“Free The Three”: 3 From Hell Review

  By Kevin Hoskinson From the twisted mind of Rob Zombie comes the third installment in the disturbing saga of the Firefly family. Starting in 2003 with “House Of 1,000 Corpses” and continuing in “The Devil’s Rejects,” Zombie has continued the story in “3 From Hell”, a captivating, if not conventional (by his standards) horror…Read moreRead more

The Invisible Man (2020) Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Director Leigh Wanell’s updated version of Universal’s “The Invisible Man” is a pulse-pounding experiment in tension and horror. It exceeds expectations while also subverting modern horror tropes. It’s not an easy movie to watch, especially if you have been a victim of domestic violence or any abuse, but it’s a great movie…Read moreRead more

Disney Halting Production of Live-Action Films

By Kevin Hoskinson Disney announced that they are halting production on all of their live-action films currently filming. They had multiple projects in the works, both for “Disney+” and theatrical release. Some of the films affected are: “The Last Duel” from Ridley Scott, “Nightmare Alley” from Guillermo Del Toro, and “The Little Mermaid” from Rob…Read moreRead more

Pop Culture Crash: Major Events, Theme Parks, Movies and More Canceled or Postponed Due to Coronavirus

By Kevin Hoskinson First and foremost, our thoughts are with those affected by the Coronavirus around the world, and we are hoping this all comes to an end very soon. With the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) becoming more widespread across the globe, certain precautions are being taken to help contain it. While the CDC and the…Read moreRead more

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Review

By Kevin Hoskinson If you were a random person on the street and asked me what I knew about “My Hero Academia” before I saw this film, I would tell you these things: It’s an anime, there are characters named Deku and All Might, and it takes place (mostly) in a school. Oh, and there’s…Read moreRead more

Dryad #1 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson  While it is set in a fantasy world, Oni Press’s Dryad is a very relatable story. It’s about parenthood and the lengths we will go to protect our children. It’s about the stress and anxiety that come with raising children, as well as trying to find the place that you can call…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Sonic The Hedgehog

By Kevin Hoskinson In the big-screen adaptation of the popular video game franchise “Sonic The Hedgehog,” Sonic must speed his way to San Fransisco to save himself and his best friend, Tom. Right behind them is the villainous Dr. Robotnik, who will stop at nothing to take down the speedy blue hedgehog and find out…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Mr. Beaver #1

By Kevin Hoskinson Not since the introduction of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has an anamorphic animal been so mysterious, so cunning and so deadly! Mr. Beaver isn’t to be messed with, and he kicks some major butt in the first issue of Action Lab Danger Zone’s new series, “Mr. Beaver.” Detective Kage is a…Read moreRead more