DEATH NOTE [Retrospective]: Girlish Screams and Apple Cores.

Adam Wingard’s American live-action version of Death Note based on the original manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata was just released to Netflix last week, but in addition to the 37 episode anime series the source material was also adapted into four live-action Japanese films (the most recent was released in 2016) and a …

THE MUMMY [Review]: An Adventurous Mercury Poisoning.

With glass shattering sandstorms that would make Mad Max adjust his sand-riddled boxers, an overabundance of crows that would leave Eric Draven screaming, “Uncle!,” and a super-sized cluster of camel spiders that would send Peter Parker into a sensory overloaded coma, Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy has arrived to kick off Universal’s new Dark Universe and …

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 [Review]: A Scurvy, Infested Dumpster Fire.

Six years ago, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides already felt like overkill on Jack Sparrow and all things related to buried treasure and the Disney cinematic equivalent of swashbuckling, pillaging, and womanizing pirates. Over half a decade later and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales makes it feel like all …

BATMAN / MONSTERS UNLEASHED / PLASTIC / THE GREATEST ADVENTURE [Reviews]: I Always Feel Like…

For the record, I’m super behind on all things comic book related. I haven’t even had the chance to read last year’s DC Comics: Rebirth #1 Special that set the stage for "The Button Part 1", which is nearly half a year old at this point. But I can tell you that the tease that …

SAMURAI JACK [Season 5, Episode 1 Review]: Imprisoned in Aku’s Hourglass.

I was basically raised on cartoons written, directed, produced, and created by Russian animator Genndy Tartakovsky. I still quote Dexter’s Laboratory to this day (“Omelette du fromage!”), his Star Wars: Clone Wars series actually had you liking some of those filler characters George Lucas seemingly shat onto the screen during the dreaded prequel trilogy, and …