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…

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…