• Prey
  • Nope: Devon’s take
  • DC League of Super-Pets
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge
  • Nope
Prey Nope: Devon’s take DC League of Super-Pets A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge Nope

Prey

“Prey” – We can still see you Mr. Predator guy. I don’t know who is clamoring for more Predator movies, let alone one that takes place in colonial America, but Prey is the latest installment in the Predator franchise. Clearly, neither does Twentieth Century Studios, as Prey is going directly to Hulu+. Do they really […]

Nope: Devon’s take

2 hrs 10 minutes, Rated R for face ripping and misadventures with barb wire. Fair Value of Jordan Peele’s Nope: $16.00. This is a smart reinvention of the flying saucer movie that is mildly scary but well paced and entertaining, with enough commentary as to reward a second watching. The lonely valleys of the Southwest: […]

DC League of Super-Pets

Now that my son is double-digits old, he’s within shouting distance of the point where he is no longer the target audience for movies like DC League of Super-Pets and I’m going to have to start writing my own reviews of these flicks. But, not yet. What I will say is Warner Brothers really needs […]

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge

Though my previous in-depth takes on movies such as Little Monsters, Beethoven, and Baby’s Day Out have provoked responses ranging from “imaginative,” to “a bit of a stretch,” to “outright pants-shitting lunacy,” there is not a movie buff worth their salt who disagrees that A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge is the […]

Nope

“Nope” – Yep. The meteoric rise of Jordan Peele in the film world brings to mind the same rise that M. Night Shyamalan experienced. While Shyamlan’s directorial debut (Wide Awake) was an absolute bomb, his next three films (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs) were widely acclaimed and box office successes. Plus, The Sixth Sense […]

Yojimbo

A tall dark stranger ambles into a rural japanese town…and proceeds to lop off forty arms, half a dozen legs, the occasional head and ALL ORGANIZED CRIME, in a matter of three days, thus is the seemingly straightforward but, in practice, delightfully tangled knot of betrayal and deceit in Akira Kurasawa’s masterpiece of samurai ass-whoopery […]

Blaxploitation #8: Coffy (1973)

What the hell are these crazy cats up to? Coffy’s eleven-year-old sister is in a juvenile rehab center trying to kick smack. It’s obviously time for our heroine to tackle LA’s growing drug problem by setting up a Neighborhood Watch, noting down any suspicious activity and passing on the information to those upstanding boys in […]

The Blob (1958)

When I was just a young punk, there was a lot less to do and think about than there is now, and in retrospect, that was a very good thing. My life consisted of mostly going to school, going to church every Sunday morning, evening, Wednesday afternoon and the dreaded Prayer Meeting on Wednesday night. […]

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Actual thoughts from my actual child. What number is this movie for minions? Uhhh…I don’t really remember. I don’t either. What’s this one called? It’s called…Minions: The Rise of Gru. Is Gru an adult or a kid in this one? He’s a kid. Is it like a Darth Vader, Anakin thing? [laughs] Uh, sure. Tell […]

Devilish Dwarves

There’s a famous old Peter Cook and Dudley Moore sketch in which a one-legged actor auditions for Tarzan. The casting agent can’t believe what he’s being confronted with (“I’ve got nothing against your right leg. The trouble is, neither have you”) while the disabled actor remains oblivious to his chances of snagging the athletic role. […]

Falling Down: the ‘Alternate point-of-view’

It’s a rampage! Hard-workin’ man wake up and don’t have a say. Single-mom minorities destroyin’ what his daddy made. Bitches thinkin’ they can do his job, And why? Because he didn’t stop it the very first day. I’m done watching my ship sink into the sea, If no one’s gonna bail, it has to be […]

Hereditary

Approaching Hereditary, one was confronted with one of two realizations, seldom avoiding both: the hype and applause hurled first-time director Ari Aster’s way and Toni Collette’s defining performance. The first time I saw it, I knew I could be making a mistake watching it alongside two philistine family members, and I wasn’t wrong. For them, […]

Gaming for Sustainability: How Gamers Can Stay Energy Efficient

Unsplash If you’re an avid gamer, you’ve probably played your fair share of post-apocalyptic titles. Gaming franchises, like “Fallout” and “Horizon,” which depict a future derailed by nuclear waste and robots routinely make their way to the top of the bestseller list. Even FPS games like “Battlefield 2042” now account for the impact of natural […]