Horror In Our Time: Troll (1986)

When a young girl who’s not what she appears to be attempts to take over the world by unleashing a forest of faeries in an apartment building, it’s up to her older brother, his love of Science Fiction movies, and an old lady who secrets looks like the mother from Seventh Heaven to stop her. Continue reading

Necrocinema ex Mortis: Insidious (2011)

What, you’ve never seen a drunken review filmed in the movie theatre parking lot before? (And since I’ve gotten comments on this- no, I did not finish filming and drive straight home.  The movie ended several hours before I was ready to drive home.  I didn’t say it was a smart experience.)

Power Rangers Commentary: Mystic Force

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I’m writing this commentary a couple of months after having finished watching Mystic Force for the first time, so forgive me if I end up a bit vague with the details. I presume it’ll all come back to me, though. Continue reading

Phosphorescent Panels 05: Wanted: Hal Jordan

It’s been a while, but I figured it’s about time to bring you another episode.  What happens when Hal Jordan remembers what the “One Year Later” plot point was all about?

Power Rangers Commentary: Turbo and Zeo

Cover of "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie"

Cover of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was unquestionably the high point of the series. Eventually, though, Saban tired of shooting new footage, and Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers could only exist for so long. This brings us to Power Rangers: Zeo. Where did the series go after the Power Rangers stopped being Mighty when they Morphed? Continue reading

Daikaiju Disaster Control: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

What’s that?  Godzilla is coming?  Actually, it’s the return of Daikaiju Disaster Control, with Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla!

Spoiler Free: FOTJ: Conviction by Aaron Allston

Longer series of books tend to be known to make things more epic. A single novel can be rather grand. A trilogy, such as Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy or J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, can be epic by comparison. Michael Stackpole’s Rogue Squadron quartet tells a fantastic tale. A sextology such as the War of the Spider Queen edited by Star Wars veteran R.A. Salvatore goes on to tell a story of mythic proportions. And the fabled 19 volume tome that is the New Jedi Order defines legends, having achieved a status and a fanbase comparable to that of the films that spawned its saga. So you’d think a nine novel series, though a skyscraper next to the Olympus that is NJOE, would be the next best thing, wouldn’t you?

Read the shorter version of the review on NJOE.com Continue reading

Text Pre-Review: Insidious

While my Insidious review goes through post, here’s my thoughts on this film.  Sober, this time. Continue reading

A Long Time Ago: X-Wing: The Krytos Trap by Michael Stackpole

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When last I left you, I was halfway through an interview with several of the best pilots the Galactic Alliance- and the New Republic and Rebel Alliance before it- have seen. Their next trials- the ones I asked them about in today’s part of the interview- had nothing to do with piloting a snubfighter against impossible odds, however. Continue reading

Thor (2011)

The halls of Valhalla, mystical home of the great Vikings of lore – or is it really a reflection of stories from when humankind was saved from otherworldly protectors? In the movie Thor, this is an idea put forth by Odin himself. Originally, I had my doubts about seeing the movie. I had heard that it might be a bad one, but my fears were put to rest as the movie progressed. Continue reading

Text Pre-Review: Sucker Punch (2011)

Okay guys, now I can see why Brad Jones, Doug Walker and Noah Antwiler don’t bother to do full video reviews of new movies.  Rest assured that Sucker Punch and Insidious reviews are coming and I’m not holding back- except for one of these reviews I was drunk. Continue reading

Horror in Our Time: The Evil Dead (1981)

This will be a fun movie to review. Why? Because for every one of you out there that rated The Evil Dead a 10/10 movie… know that I didn’t. Did I go into the story of Bruce Campbell on vacation in a secluded cabin in the woods with his friends and girlfriend unwittingly unleashing the vengeful spirits of the woods controlled by the Book of the Dead, with a skewed perception? You can judge that now! Continue reading

A Long Time Ago: X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble by Michael Stackpole

When last I left you, I was thirty minutes into a two hour interview with some of the heroes of Rogue Squadron. We had just discussed the reformation of Rogue Squadron that occurred two years after the Battle of Endor. In the second part of the interview, I ask the Squadron about their version of the Death Stars: Imperial Center, known to us now as Corsucant. Continue reading

Animation For Adults: A Scanner Darkly

Welcome to Animation for Adults, proving that cartoons ain’t just kids’ stuff. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took the red and blue pill at the same time? You’d probably end up in this movie. Continue reading