Upgrade Movie Review: a Brutal and Bad-Ass Vision of the Future

I can't stop thinking about Upgrade. It is embedded into my mind like STEM is embedded into Upgrade's protagonist. STEM allows a man, (who I call Tom Hardy-ish) who was paralyzed in an attack from a high-tech gang that killed his wife, to walk again. It soon becomes sentient and helps Tom Hardy-ish find his … Continue reading Upgrade Movie Review: a Brutal and Bad-Ass Vision of the Future

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the best superhero movie of all time. Here’s why.

When the amazing first trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came out, there was no doubt in my mind that we were in for something special. The art style was striking, the original music was banging, and the main character was finally Miles Morales! I was instantly in love. Some people were a little more … Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the best superhero movie of all time. Here’s why.

Once Upon a Deadpool Movie Review: A Chopped Up and Muddled Deadpool 2 that Remains Fun

Once Upon a Deadpool is weird. And not in the way I expected. It is a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 portrayed as a storybook that Deadpool is reading to Fred Savage in a perfectly recreated set of The Princess Bride. That's weird. The weird that I didn't expect was the odd choices of censorship. … Continue reading Once Upon a Deadpool Movie Review: A Chopped Up and Muddled Deadpool 2 that Remains Fun

Shrek Retold: Witness The Strangest and Most Beautiful Thing to Grace the Eyes of Mankind

If you were wondering why depression rates dropped so rapidly on November 29 at approximately 8:00 Mountain Time, you've come to the right place. The reason the world was stuck in a happiness bubble for an hour and a half was the premiere of Shrek Retold. Shrek Retold is a scene-by-scene remake of the 2001 … Continue reading Shrek Retold: Witness The Strangest and Most Beautiful Thing to Grace the Eyes of Mankind

Harry Ranking Hullaballoo: All Ten Films in the Harry Potter Universe Ranked

Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart. I started reading the books because my parents said I could watch the PG-13 ones if I finished them. The idea of viewing a scandalous PG-13 motion picture enthralled me, and I immediately picked up the first book at the library. I blew through … Continue reading Harry Ranking Hullaballoo: All Ten Films in the Harry Potter Universe Ranked

Video game review: ‘Celeste’ has you facing inner demons and collecting floating strawberries

(Authors Note: This is a re-post. I was in the Deseret News! How cool is that? Here's the original post: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900036408/video-game-review-celeste-has-you-facing-inner-demons-and-collecting-floating-strawberries.html) When somebody wants to tell a story that they feel is important, most people choose to do so in books or movies. These mediums are focused entirely on telling a story. Video games, however, have … Continue reading Video game review: ‘Celeste’ has you facing inner demons and collecting floating strawberries

The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review: The Latest Entry Into the ‘Wizarding World’ is a Magical Mess

When I walked out of The Crimes of Grindelwald, I was exhausted. The movie clocks in at 2 hours and 14 minutes, the exact runtime of the first Fantastic Beasts movie. Despite this, Crimes of Grindelwald feels much longer and bloated than it's predecessor. This is because of the overhaul of subplots that are sprinkled … Continue reading The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review: The Latest Entry Into the ‘Wizarding World’ is a Magical Mess