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

Movie Review: Birds Of Prey

By Kevin Hoskinson In 2016, Warner Bros and DC debuted “Suicide Squad,” a film that was met with divisive reviews but did decently at the box office. While the film was a so-so affair, it showcased characters we hadn’t seen on the big screen before. Most notably, it was the live-action debut of one Harley…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: On The Stump #1

By Kevin Hoskinson Image Comics turns politics on its head in the first issue of “On The Stump,” and if real-life political battles were this exciting, more people would definitely get out and vote! In this new series, political rivals go head to head in the ring. If you want to get legislation passed, you…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Going To The Chapel #4

By Kevin Hoskinson The wedding from hell reaches it’s epic conclusion in Action Lab Danger Zone’s Going To The Chapel #4.  It has been a heck of a ride for Emily and her groom to be Jesse. What was supposed to be a typical wedding has turned into a nightmare. The Bad Elvis Gang has…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Savage Bastards #1

By Kevin Hoskinson Stories that revolve around the wild west are timeless tales of revenge and betrayal, filled with exciting and uniquely driven characters. At first glance, you would assume that the new series from Mad Cave Studios, Savage Bastards, is exactly that. And while it feels like a classic western, I was pleasantly surprised…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Bad Boys For Life

By Kevin Hoskinson It’s been nearly 20 years since Detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett have been seen on the big screen. Since Bad Boys 2 was released in 2003, there has been talk about a possible sequel. Understandably, stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were waiting for the perfect story to be able to…Read moreRead more

1917 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson  From Sam Mendes, the director of American Beauty and Skyfall, comes an epic story of honor, friendship, and determination in the face of war. He once again teams with genius cinematographer Roger Deakins and creates a story that is equal parts inspirational and harrowing but also feels very familiar. The plot of…Read moreRead more

The Grudge (2020) Review

  By Kevin Hoskinson “When someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage… a curse is born. The curse gathers in that place of death. Those who encounter it will be consumed by its fury.” This is the basic premise of the Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge. That idea carried on into the…Read moreRead more

Jojo Rabbit Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Director Taika Waititi’s last outing as director attempted to inject some fun into a superhero franchise that was known for its melodramatic and dark tone. It turns out he has a knack for it, as “Thor: Ragnarok” is regarded as the best film in the franchise so far, and it cemented him…Read moreRead more

Little Women Review

By Kevin Hoskinson In 2017, actress and writer Greta Gerwig released her directorial debut, Ladybird. The coming of age story, starring Saorise Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, was met with incredibly positive reviews and was a box office success. Eyebrows were raised when it was announced that Gerwig would follow up her debut with an adaptation…Read moreRead more

Knives Out Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Knives Out is the type of mainstream film that isn’t released very often anymore. It’s a character-driven movie, one that depends solely on the performances and the script. Luckily, director Rian Johnson has put together an incredible story and a fantastic cast of actors and actresses to bring his vision to life….Read moreRead more

Frozen II Review

By Kevin Hoskinson  Six years ago, Walt Disney Animation’s Frozen lit the box office on fire and became an unescapable phenomenon, and rightfully so. The movie was a great mixture of beautiful animation, action, comedy, heart, and incredible music. The film went on to win Best Animated Feature at the 71st Academy Awards and Best…Read moreRead more