FILM REVIEW – ‘THE IRISHMAN’ (2019)

Completing Martin Scorsese’s mob milieu, The Irishman is a 3 and a half hour riveting crime epic sprawling across decades and is the director’s most accomplished work since Goodfellas. Based off Charles Brandt’s I Heard you Paint Houses – a non-fictional narrative concerning the later life of union baron Jimmy Hoffa – The Irishman revives classic ideas of…

FILM REVIEW – ‘DOCTOR SLEEP’ (2019)

Currently in theaters is Doctor Sleep, the latest film by director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) based on the eponymous book by Stephen King. Nerd Nation Magazine was in attendance for the early press screening courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, Allied Marketing, and Regal Cinemas. A sequel to Stanley Kubrick‘s legendary adaptation of…

FILM REVIEW: ‘MIKE’ (2019)

Currently touring the festival circuit is MIKE, the most recent short film from writer/director Kent Smith. Nerd Nation Magazine was in attendance for the official world premiere as part of the 2019 Charlotte Film Festival this past September in Charlotte, NC. Patrick G. Keenan (The Blind Side, Outcast, Department 666) stars as, you guessed it,…

FILM REVIEW – ‘JOKER’ (2019)

Currently in theaters is Joker. The highly anticipated and much talked about film that of late has been as wildly successful as it is polarizing. Director Todd Phillips’ character study on Gotham City’s most infamous villain provides a deep social commentary as well as a dark look at what someone can become given the right…

FILM REVIEW – ‘UNCLE OTTO’S TRUCK’ (2019)

Currently touring the film festival circuit is Uncle Otto’s Truck, the short film adaptation of the eponymous short story by legendary horror writer Stephen King. Adapted for the screen and directed by Dan Sellers and produced by Sammie Cassell, the film saw its world premiere at the 2019 Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival in Greensboro,…

FILM REVIEW – AD ASTRA (2019)

Ad Astra is a film of high pretensions, lofty ambition and some imagination, making it at the very least noteworthy in the bravery and flair. Brad Pitt’s Roy McBride is the latest man flung through time and space, following luminaries from 2001, Gravity and of course Interstellar. But it is Apocalypse Now that most closely reassembles the journey McBride finds himself…

FILM REVIEW – ‘IT: CHAPTER TWO’ (2019)

Friday, September 6, 2019 marked the major theatrical release of IT: Chapter Two, the long awaited second-half of everyone’s favorite clowny horror film adapted from the original made-for-TV film that terrorized kids of all ages in the 1990s. IT: Chapter Two kicks off decades after Chapter One left off, with the nefarious cosmic entity Pennywise…