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 …

ARRIVAL [Review]: Abbott and Costello Meet Lois Lane and Hawkeye.

Based on author Ted Chiang’s short story “Story of Your Life,” Arrival is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) with a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (The Thing prequel, Lights Out). When a dozen extraterrestrial vessels (that look like giant black jelly beans) emerge at various locations all over the world, a team of scientists is …

DOCTOR STRANGE [Review]: A Psychedelic Plunge into Mag-ness.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is not only confident in his surgical abilities, but also overly egotistical, unbearably cocky, and takes the opportunity to gloat any chance that he gets. But Stephen loses the steady dexterity he’s come to rely on for surgery after a devastating car accident and finds himself at a depressing …