‘Howard’s Mill’ Movie Review

Directed by Shannon Houchins and Kaiser Whitmire, ‘Howard’s Mill‘ presents itself as a documentary film from Hideout Pictures and Strike Back Studios. Howard’s Mill is located near Springfield, Tennessee. A pair of documentary filmmakers head there to meet Dwight Nixon, whose wife went missing on the property. At first, the police suspect him, but he…

‘Phobias’ Review- A Disjointed Horror Film

‘Phobias‘ is anthology film with each segment directed by a different filmmaker. Camilla Belle (“Hoplophobia”), Maritte Lee Go (“Vehophobia”), Joe Sill (“Robophobia”), Chris von Hoffmann (“Ephebiphobia”), and Jess Varley who directed two segments (“Outpost 37”, “Atelophobia”) all contributed. Johnny (Leonardo Nam) is a computer expert who takes care of his father Jung-Soo (Steve Park) when…

Lindsey Stirling: “Masquerade” Music Review

Lindsey Stirling drops a new music video for her song “Masquerade.” The musician also co-directs it with Stephen Wayne Mallett and performs with dancers Addie Byers, Kailyn Rogers, Taylor Gagliano, and Jessica Richens. The song was originally part of her album “Artemis.” Lindsey Stirling once again shines with her skills with the violin and her…

‘Transformers: Escape’ Issue 3 Comic Book Review

IDW Publishing released ‘Transformers: Escape‘ issue three, their prequel series describing the days leading to the Autobots’ escape on the Ark. As I noted, 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. The Insecticons continue to shore power within…

‘Black Widow’ Review- The MCU Enters Phase Four

‘Black Widow‘ is the first film for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and set after the third Captain America film. It is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by the one and only Kevin Feige. On the run from Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt), the Avenger known as Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) receives a…

‘Bad Detectives’ Review- A Fun Mystery

‘Bad Detectives‘ is an indie comedy mystery helmed by Presley Paras in his directorial debut and written by Chris Johnson. The movie was made by Mutiny Pictures. Ping Liu (Dralla Aierken) and Nic O’Connell (Freya Tingley) were childhood friends, but had a falling out. However, after their grandfathers pass away, the two return to Los…

10 Movies To Watch On Independence Day 2021

Independence Day. The Fourth of July. July 4th. Whatever you want to call it, it is a day to celebrate American Pride and American Exceptionalism. Hopefully, you have the day off to spend time with your family, cook, watch fireworks, and maybe catch a movie. Here is an updated list of 10 Movies To Watch…

‘Wish Dragon’ Review- A Quirky And Charming Adventure

Produced by Jackie Chan, ‘Wish Dragon‘ is written and directed by Chris Appelhans. It was made by Sony Pictures Animation, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, and released onto Netflix. Din Song (Jimmy Wong) is a young blue-collar worker in Shanghai, China who longs to see his childhood friend Li Na Wang (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) who…

Retro Film Reviews- Gorky Park

‘Gorky Park‘ is a different kind of crime thriller. Instead of taking place in the United States, the investigation takes place in Soviet Russia. It is directed by Michael Apted and was released in 1983. Three bodies are found in Gorky Park in Soviet-era Russia. Officer Arkady Renko (William Hurt) of the militia is assigned…

‘The Chronicles of Panda Khan’ Chapter 1 Comic Book Review

Comic book artists Dave Garcia and writer Monica Sharpe return to their roots with ‘The Chronicles of Panda Khan: Chapter 1‘. With Mickey Clausen handling the colorist duties, Abacus Press brings a comic character gem back to the forefront. According to the synopsis, “The story opens with geneticists manning a research station on the distant…

‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part One’ Movie Review

‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part One‘ is a DC Comics animated film based on the graphic novel of the same. It is directed by Chris Palmer and set in the “Rebirth” of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. A mysterious figure known as Holiday begins killing Gotham City criminals starting on Halloween. All of them…