‘Black Hops Volume 3: Hopocalypse Now’ Graphic Novel Review

Black Hops Volume 3: Hopocalypse Now is created, drawn, and colored by Timothy Lim. It is written by Mark Pellegrini and published through Iconic Comics after a successful crowdfunding effort. Penelope, after going through rigorous training, joins USA GI, Patriot-R, and Rigor Tortuous to rescue a hostage held by the villainous Apex Moth and the…

StudioJake on Slcmof: Wolverine and Spider-Man 2 Gaming Speculation

Slcmof invited me, Evan Filarca, and JesterBell onto his channel to discuss the upcoming Marvel video games Wolverine and Spider-Man 2. In this clip, I discuss my excitement for the two games and what they will bring to us as fans. It is definitely a good time to be a fan of the friendly neighborhood…

‘Transformers: Escape’ Issue 4 Comic Book Review

IDW Publishing continues the prequel series ‘Transformers: Escape‘ with issue four. It describes the days leading to the Autobots’ escape on the Ark. As I noted in previous reviews, taking place just prior to the Great War, the story highlights the tension happening between the Autobots and Decepticon, but also among the factions themselves. Wheeljack and Nautica…

‘Beckett’ Review- Just Kind Of Ends

‘Beckett‘ is a Netflix thriller film directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. It had its first showing at the 2021 74th Locarno Film Festival before its release. Beckett (John David Washington) and his girlfriend April Hanson (Alicia Vikander) are vacationing in Europe when they stop in Greece. They had originally planned to stay in Athens, but…

‘Annette’ Review- Unpleasant and Pretentious

‘Annette‘ is a musical drama directed by Leos Carax in his first English language feature film. It made its premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Provocative stand-up comedian Henry McHenry (Adam Driver) and celebrated opera singer Ann Desfranoux (Marion Cotillard) have a whirlwind romance leading to an odd couple situation and marriage. They soon…

‘Impossible Stars’ Graphic Novel Review

Richard C. Meyer and Chuck Dixon tag-team ‘Impossible Stars,’ the latest science-fiction epic from the Splatto Comics imprint. It also features the artwork of Renzo Rodriguez. Deep into the future, pilots Barry Dreyer and Aaron Cruz are preparing to be the first pilots to enter FTL (faster-than-light) speed, when their ship is forced to crash…

‘Vivo’ Review- A Lighthearted Family Film

‘Vivo‘ is Sony Pictures’ first-ever musical animated film which had its release on Netflix. It is directed by Kirk DeMicco who also co-wrote the screenplay with Quiara Alegría Hudes. Havana, Cuba resident Andrés Hernández (Juan de Marcos González) and his kinkajou Vivo (Lin-Manuel Miranda) are beloved street musicians who bring joy to their neighbors. One…

Movie Review- Crawl

‘Crawl‘ is a 2019 creature feature horror film directed by Alexandre Aja and produced by Sam Raimi. It was written by brothers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) is a competitive swimmer who recently did not score well. She gets a call from her sister Beth (Morfydd Clark) who warns her that a…