Category Archives: Fantasy

The Isle is a stale melodrama

The Isle has wonderful scenery but a boring, unimaginative plot. The Isle is a 2018 movie about some shipwrecked sailors who get stranded on a strange island, filled with curious supernatural elements. These elements have divided the inhabitants of the island and made them afraid of a Strange Haunting . It’s marketed as a mythological […]

The Isle is a stale melodrama

“Gaia” (2021)

“There’s something sinister in the woods.” It’s not a direct line of dialogue from NEON’s upcoming eco-horror film “Gaia” but it could have been. This eerie new chiller from director Jaco Bouwer utilizes the tried-and-true creepy forest setting to great effect, sucking us into another bizarre and unsettling deep-woods scenario that melds mystery with the […]

REVIEW: “Gaia” (2021)

REVIEW: “Undine” (2021)

Needless to say my expectations for the new Christian Petzold film were through the roof. The German filmmaker’s last two movies, 2014’s “Phoenix” and 2018’s “Transit”, are both snugly among my favorites from the last decade. His latest “Undine” has finally come to the States courtesy of IFC Films. And while it might not pack […]

REVIEW: “Undine” (2021)

Oxygen (2021)

Oxygen – Claustrophobic Nightmare   Director: Alexandre Aja Writer: Christie LeBlanc (Screenplay) Starring: Melanie Laurent, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah, Eric Herson-Macarel, Anie Balestra, Marc Saez, Cathy Cerda Plot: A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. As she’s running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to […]

Oxygen (2021) Movie Review

A dark romantic fantasy, in and out of the water — “Undine”

Not everyone remembers that “Undine” or Ondine is a name from mythology, a water nymph of “The Little Mermaid” variety — one with a great gravitas attached to her love life. With or without that knowledge, the opening “break-up” scene in Christian Petzold’s German fantasy based on that myth is dark and intense. Johannes (Jacob […]

Movie Review: A dark romantic fantasy, in and out of the water — “Undine”

John’s Horror Corner: The Ruins (2008)

MY CALL:  I love this flick! There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but it’s still a solid movie. We have an awesome cast giving good performances in a well-directed, deliciously gory killer plant movie. What more did you want?  MORE MOVIES LIKE The Ruins:  Well, for more killer plant movies I’d aim for Splinter (2008), Invasion of […]

John’s Horror Corner: The Ruins (2008), this “botanical horror” is a fun, gory, infection-based killer plant movie worth your time.

Norwegian Netflix Original Series “Ragnarok” – Season 2 Coming Soon

Netflix’s Norse mythology-themed series “Ragnarok” returns soon for its second season and we you can now watch the trailer. Season 2 of the show will arrive globally on May 27th. The show premiered in January 2020 and is a modern coming-of-age drama rooted in Norse mythology. The series is set in the small, fictitious town […]

New Trailer for Norwegian Netflix Original Series “Ragnarok” – Season 2 Coming Soon

Jupiter’s Legacy: Season 1

Jupiter’s Legacy premieres May 7 on Netflix. By Chris Flanagan Superheroes and comic book adaptations are everywhere. And Netflix is no stranger to greenlighting known properties that have a proven track record with literary fans into marquee tent poles that are required bingeing from the streaming giant. The Umbrella Academy, The Old Guard, Lucifer, and […]

Jupiter’s Legacy: Season 1 – Review

Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Episode One Review

Quick Thoughts about Episode One – Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a welcome addition to the Star Wars animated world, and is refreshingly unique as it follows Clone Force 99, a group of defectively born, and battle-hardened clones throughout the post-Clone Wars universe.  The official synopsis for the show is “Members of a unique […]

Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Episode One Review

First Glance: “Oxygen”

An exciting first trailer as dropped for the upcoming Netflix survival thriller “Oxygen”. It comes from director Alexandre Aja whose last movie was the surprisingly entertaining “Crawl”. You know, the one about a father and daughter trapped inside their flooded home by killer alligators during a Category 5 hurricane. On paper it sounded ludicrous. But […]

First Glance: “Oxygen”

Mortal Kombat Official Trailer

An ancient tournament is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures releases the official trailer for their upcoming reboot film Mortal Kombat. View trailer below. A washed-up mixed martial arts fighter named Cole Young is unaware of his hidden lineage or why he is being hunted down by Sub-Zero of the Lin-Kuei clan of assassins. Concerned for the safety […]

Mortal Kombat Official Trailer

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS HAS A SON And His Name Is Edgar…

All-Electric Cadillac LYRIQ (2021), Timothée Chalamet, Cadillac Before you get excited, an Edward Scissorhands remake/sequel has not been confirmed. But this brand new Super Bowl ad will likely have you thinking: ‘You know, I wouldn’t be opposed to the idea, especially if Timothée Chalamet is the star‘ And who could blame you? I love this […]

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS HAS A SON And His Name Is Edgar…

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Disney dropped a new trailer today (view below) for “Raya and the Last Dragon” (opening in theaters and streaming on Disney+ March 5), and last week screened 30 minutes of footage for select journalists. It’s very evident that the animation studio is doubling down on cultural diversity with the badass warrior princess from Southeast Asia.…

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Preview: Disney Unleashes Badass Warrior Princess from Southeast Asia