Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

By Andrew Haas DC Comics and Warner Bros. have not had the best luck in trying to compete with the ever popular Marvel Cinematic Universe. The DC Extended Universe, or DCEU, got off to a rocky start in 2013 with Man of Steel, but 2016 was where things got ugly: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ended up creating a big mess for both audiences and the company, … Continue reading Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

Review: ‘The Fate of the Furious’

By Anthony Miglieri When I first encountered the Fast and Furious films, I was but 11 years old and there were but three installments in the franchise. For a period, the original The Fast and the Furious (2001) and 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) were two of the most frequently watched flicks for that Need for Speed-playing, Hot Wheels car-collecting youngster. About nine years and five films … Continue reading Review: ‘The Fate of the Furious’

Netflix Pick: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

By Louie Wieseman That was a lovely surprise. Laika Entertainment hits a home run yet again. Kubo and the Two Strings is the fourth feature film from Laika, and while it’s not their top grossing hit, it is their top rated film so far. Other films from the studio include Coraline, Paranorman, and The Boxtrolls. This film is the directorial debut for Travis Knight and features … Continue reading Netflix Pick: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (2017)

By Andrew Haas Hollywood has tried many times to take Japanese manga/anime and bring it to live action American cinema, often to dismal results. Whether they be the mind-numbing Speed Racer or the insulting Dragonball: Evolution, these studio adaptations of overseas properties have been treated like cash grabs while failing to understand why they’re beloved by fans. So there’s a lot of pressure surrounding their latest … Continue reading Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (2017)

From the Vault Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (1995)

By Andrew Haas Japanese animation, or anime, has grown a massive following in the U.S. over the past few decades. Some features have even played a big influence in Hollywood, and this is the case with the 1995 sci-fi flick Ghost in the Shell. Based on the manga series by Masamune Shirow, this film is often seen in many top anime movies lists and, more notably, … Continue reading From the Vault Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (1995)