The Eternals (2021) Review

I don't know why writers use terms like "immortal" when the characters die so easy. Marvel introduced yet another cosmic street gang that live for a long time and never age. It's enough people in this movie for them to start their own football team. These alien beings were credited as shepherds of humanity throughout…

A Haunted House (2013) Review

I haven't seen slapstick like this since Scary Movie. Marlon Wayans is a writer and producer as well as the star. He played the role of Malcolm, who moved into a new home with his wife. A couple of days later, supernatural things started happening. It's parody of movies like Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist.…

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Review

Before we get into the review, my apologies to the AMC employee that had to mop up the pool of nerd sweat I secreted. There was too much cinematic goodness to behold. Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best entry to date. It is the culmination of storytelling for the wise cracking web-slinger going back…

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) Review

The Ghostbusters franchise is one I hold in high regard. A ritual of my childhood revolved around viewing VHS tapes on repeat and stalking the TV guide for upcoming programs. To this day, I can't tell you how many times I have seen the first two. Rumors of a third movie with the original cast…

Nightbooks (2021) Review

Alex (Winslow Fegley) is a boy that loves to write scary stories. He is obsessed with all things supernatural. However, things get a little too real when he is kidnapped by an evil witch. Unlike traditional fairy tales tropes, Natacha (Krysten Ritter) is a young woman with horrifying powers that border on demonic. She has…

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) Review

Before I found out who Jim Carrey was, Jim Varney was one of the funniest guys on TV. Every weekend I saw a movie titled under his comedic moniker, Ernest. However, there is one film that stood out from all the rest and that is Ernest Scared Stupid. Released in October 1991, it is about…

Beware the Inanis

The vampire or upir is one of the most feared throughout history. However, there is one among them that is exceptionally odious. This demon is spawned from the most tragic of circumstances. It is called the Inanis, a latin word for empty. They are called this because their appetite cannot be satiated, nor their thirst…

The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 04: Loki (2021-) Review

The show centers on the God of Mischief, Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston). He was last seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe during Endgame. The Avengers traveled to the past and inadvertently allowed him to escape via time travel. Soon after he's arrested by a shady organization called the TVA. It's a good show full…

The Nevers (2021) Episode 6

This is not the same show I've been watching! Sunday I perused the HBO menu carefully, thinking I'd made some kind of mistake. How the hell did we go from 1800s London to a future civil war involving aliens? The first 15 minutes was confusing. Scenes felt rushed and disjointed. Things slowed down when Stripe…

The Nevers (2021) Episode 5

If you're not watching this show, start. The theme of "fear of the unknown" and "hate what you don't understand" are not new. I've compared The Nevers to Marvel's X-MEN before and for good reason. People with supernatural abilities are looked at as ungodly and are persecuted because of it. The Touched are no different.…