‘Silk Road’ Review- A Cat And Mouse Misfire

Tiller Russell writes and directs ‘Silk Road,’ a true crime film about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, who ran a drug ring on the dark web. It was released through Lionsgate. Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) is a young man with strong anti-government leanings. With the help of his girlfriend Julia Vie (Alexandra Shipp)…

‘Fruits Basket: The Final’ Anime Review

‘Fruits Basket: The Final‘ is the last season of the anime based on ‘Furūtsu Basuketto’ manga written and illustrated by Japanese author Natsuki Takaya. The show is produced by the Tokyo-based TMS Entertainment, with Funimation doing the English dubbing. The kind-hearted high school student Tohru Honda (Laura Bailey) is determined to break the curse that haunts…

Jonathan Young: “Divided” Music Review

Jonathan Young brings us the original song “Divided,” a single he made in collaboration with Howard Benson, Neil Sanderson, and Judge & Jury Records. Jonathan Young called the song, “One of the heaviest songs I’ve ever made” on his Instagram. He is telling the truth. I am a frequent listener of Young’s music and I…

‘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…

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Review- Dud On Arrival

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy‘ is a live-action animation hybrid comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It is a “standalone sequel” to the 1996 Michael Jordan movie ‘Space Jam‘ directed by Joe Pytka. Lebron James (himself) is having trouble with his son Dominic “Dom” James (Cedric Joe). The former is pressuring the latter into…

‘Fear Street Part One: 1994’ Review- A Spooky Throwback

Inspired by a series of novellas by R.L. Stine, ‘Fear Street Part One: 1994‘ is a Netflix teen horror flick directed by Leigh Janiak based on a script by Phil Graziadei and Leigh Janiak. Shadyside, Ohio mall employee Heather Watkins (Maya Hawke) is murdered by Ryan Torres (David W. Thompson), who kills several other employees…

‘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…

‘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…