FILM REVIEW – ‘BIRDS OF PREY’ (2020)

Currently in theaters is Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), and somewhat sequel to/spinoff from 2016’s underwhelming Suicide Squad. Nerd Nation Magazine was in attendance for the early press screening courtesy of DC Films/Warner Bros., Allied Marketing, and Regal Cinemas.  …

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE LIGHTHOUSE’ (2019)

Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse is a remarkable sea shanty nightmare of a film, fascinated with capitalistic isolation and the lust for power a man looks to hold over another, all played out to a tapestry of black and grays. To the cry of an ominous fog horn we are introduced to our two men, two lighthouse…

FILM REVIEW – ‘JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL’ (2019)

Currently in theaters is Jumanji: The Next Level, the fourth film in the Jumanji franchise (because yes, Zathura does count), and second since the reboot/return/whatever they’re calling it. Written and directed by Jake Kasdan (who directed the last installment), the film sports an impressive cast including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and…

FILM REVIEW – ‘TERMINATOR: DARK FATE’ (2019)

Currently out on home video and VOD platforms is Terminator: Dark Fate, the sixth film in the Terminator franchise, though presented as a direct sequel to Terminator (1984) and T2: Judgement Day (1991) as the film officially retcons all other Terminator-related films and television shows from the canon. “The future’s not set. There’s no fate…

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…