FILM REVIEW – ‘THE LOVEBIRDS’ (2020)

It’s hard to believe that something as crass as The Lovebirds (2020) is directed by Michael Showalter – the man who gave us the deeply poignant The Big Sick (2017). Moreover that it stars Kumail Nanjiani who is a hugely talented comedian albeit one that has struggled to replicate the success of his aforementioned semi-autobiography. With a murder mystery…

FILM REVIEW – ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: APOKOLIPS WAR’ (2020)

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is the final chapter of an animated universe that began seven years ago with Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Consider it the Avengers: Endgame of this particular branch of the DC universe. I would like to essentially break it down in two parts; as a standalone film, and as the final chapter in a…

FILM REVIEW – ‘GUNS AKIMBO’ (2020)

Shortly before the whole COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, back when I was still able to actually go to a theater and watch movies, I saw a preview for a movie called Guns Akimbo that I thought looked decent. Of course, I was kind of skeptical about how well the movie would be when…

FILM REVIEW – ‘UNDERWATER’ (2020)

William Eubank’s claustrophobic sub-aquatic disaster film succeeds in reeling audiences into its uncomfortable world of darkness and fear. From Ravi Bansal’s brilliant art direction to Marco Beltrami’s anxiety inducing score, to Dorotka Sapinska’s amazing costume design that perfectly fuses modern-day tech with rich sci-fi elements; Underwater assembles an all-star team to create a fascinating world ripe…

FILM REVIEW – ‘EMMA’ (2020)

What’s your favorite Jane Austen adaptation? Everyone has one. Entire acting careers were launched because of them. The most universally-beloved one is unquestionably Andrew Davies’ 1995 TV version of Pride and Prejudice which made a star of Colin Firth’s wet torso. Of course, Firth would go on to reprise his Darcy role to 21st century effect…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE’ (2019)

“West of Arkham, the hills rise wild and there are valleys with deep woods that no ax has ever cut. There are dark, narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically, where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glimpse of sunlight.” – H.P. Lovecraft Nicholas Cage plays Nathan Gardner who moves with his family…

FILM REVIEW – ‘PARASITE’ (2019)

Every once in a while, there is a movie that I just have to watch because there is a lot of commotion around it. Parasite, was the most frequent victim which seemed to be generating all the buzz. I was reading reviews about it online trying to figure out what it was about. I began to…

FILM REVIEW – ‘SONIC THE HEDGEHOG’ (2020)

I have been waiting FOREVER to talk about this. Not just the movie itself, but Sonic the Hedgehog himself entirely. Whenever someone mentions the name in general, it leaves to a whole wide variety of impressions. During the early 90s, then-video game developer SEGA decided to create a mascot in order to distinguish themselves from Nintendo having…

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…