Featured, Reviews / 09.06.2022

Witnessing Jurassic Park in 1993 was a life-changing moment. It was the blockbuster to end all blockbusters and my eyes practically burst out of my skull at the sight of what Steven Spielberg had cooked up. For the last 29 years, Universal Pictures has frantically attempted to recapture that lightning-in-a-bottle moment with a series of sequels that have never come close to the magic of the original. While the two recent Jurassic World films both performed staggeringly well at the box office, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who...

Reviews / 21.06.2018

While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom initially reworks many elements of The Lost World, the horribly disappointing 1997 Jurassic Park sequel, it moves in an entirely different direction about a quarter of the way through its exhausting 2-hour running time. And it's not a particularly enjoyable direction. Yes, you may hear some admire its deviation from expectation, but there's really nothing to applaud here. It's a nonsensical mess that will likely leave you feeling extremely frustrated and terribly underwhelmed....

Awards Season / 08.01.2016

A new tradition was born last year, and it's time to keep it going. You should know by now I love a good awards show. Last year I created my own awards show with my own categories, nominees and winners. It's my way of having a little control over an industry I have literally zero control over. Bazinga. All in all, it was a fabulous year in film, so choosing this year's lucky nominees and winners was another exhaustive process. But there were some stinkers, and they get their...