Staff Picks

  • Isaac Shapiro
    Published 5 days ago
    All Might from 'My Hero Academia' Is the Hero We Deserve and the One We Need Right Now

    All Might from 'My Hero Academia' Is the Hero We Deserve and the One We Need Right Now

    The greatest pillar holding up the entire series of My Hero Academia is All Might. He’s the classic superhero archetype. Basically imagine Superman filtered through the lens of shonen manga and you have All Might, and I think a great part of the series's core appeal lies with him, and how he’s the Superman archetype done right.
  • Trevor Wells
    Published 11 days ago
    Lifetime Review: 'Sinister Seduction'

    Lifetime Review: 'Sinister Seduction'

    Real estate agent Sharon Elliott (Kristina Klebe) has been worried about her teenage son, Anthony (Sebastian Cabanas). Ever since her husband, and Anthony's father Mark (Michael Houston King), was mysteriously murdered, Sharon has found herself disconnected from her son. So, when classmate Dylan Warren (Tanner Buchanan) suddenly befriends Anthony and becomes a rock for her troubled son, Sharon is thrilled, and thankful for her son's new friend.
  • Brittany Drye
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Movies from Your Childhood That Were Unintentionally Terrifying

    5 Movies from Your Childhood That Were Unintentionally Terrifying

    When we were kids, life seemed so much simpler... Basically all you had to worry about was keeping on the up and up with Saturday morning cartoons and brushing your teeth after your third bowl of Crunch Berries so your parents wouldn’t ride your ass about it. The adults were in charge of keeping you alive and the rest was just good livin.' Income taxes, tampons, cholesterol, and whiskey dick were still in the distant and unfathomable future.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 months ago
    'Blinded By the Light' Is an Inspiring Story That Will Connect With Audiences All Over the World

    'Blinded By the Light' Is an Inspiring Story That Will Connect With Audiences All Over the World

    I had an advance screening for this movie a month ago, but decided not to go because of the rain. Now that I've watched this movie at another screening, I only have one thing to say.
  • Marco Cardoni
    Published 3 months ago
    The Last Person to Finish 'Stranger Things' Series 3 Speaks (Spoiler Review)

    The Last Person to Finish 'Stranger Things' Series 3 Speaks (Spoiler Review)

    In an age where a new streaming service pops up out of nowhere sooner than you can fart twice, (nice, I just found a wild Disney+ up my arse!) it’s hard to find any media property that has enough cultural recognition, popularity, and pulling power—yeah, they’re basically all the same thing, but I was hoping you wouldn’t notice—to draw in enough people for a half decent "water cooler" conversation. However, the Duffer brothers’ smash hit Stranger Things has been a delight for me in that respect, even topping The Fantasy Show That Shall Not Be Named for viewership numbers and excitement levels amongst my little group of young adult peers. Nonetheless, the buzz for the Duffers’ show was not limited to just my friends. The official figures reveal that Stranger Things’ third series was Netflix’s most viewed "thing" ever within a four day time frame. This really begs the question: Why in the Upside-Down is this derivative, predictable, 80s nostalgia fest so Demodog-damn popular?
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 3 months ago
    Who Was the Real James Bond?

    Who Was the Real James Bond?

    James Bond 007 is perhaps the most well-known fictional espionage agent in history. The grand-daddy of Jimmy-come-lately characters like Jason Bourne, it's been estimated that over half of the world's population has seen a film starring the suave super spy. Though not as many people have read the originals penned by creator Ian Fleming (who was sort of an insane badass in his own right), the books have survived, and even thrived for decades now. For all that time there has been one, burning question in the minds of many franchise fans; who is the real James Bond?
  • Choice Words by Chantelle
    Published 3 months ago
    A Love Letter to Television

    A Love Letter to Television

    I have always loved television; it’s a medium I can completely immerse myself in. I love getting to know the characters, and feeling like I’m a part of their lives.
  • Rae Lindenberg
    Published 3 months ago
    We Need to Talk About Netflix's 'Lost in Space' Costumes...

    We Need to Talk About Netflix's 'Lost in Space' Costumes...

    Despite expecting Netflix's remake of Lost in Space to be cheesy and potentially like an "after-school-special," I jumped at the chance to fill the black hole-sized void in my space-based, science fiction media with something new.
  • Andrea Perkins
    Published 4 months ago
    Why Your Reasons to Dislike Halle Bailey Are Ridiculous

    Why Your Reasons to Dislike Halle Bailey Are Ridiculous

    While growing up in the 90s my favorite Disney movie was undoubtedly The Little Mermaid. It was released in 1989, and it was the first movie I saw in the theater. The Little Mermaid was my life. I knew all the songs. I had an Ariel doll and birthday cake. I wanted to be Ariel. I dreamed of being a mermaid when I went to the beach with my cousins, talked about Ariel nonstop, I even named my little brother Erick after the Prince. My brother is still sore over this, and he is in his 20s. Get the point? I was obsessed.