Review: ‘Okja’

By Quentin Basnaw So a young girl has a giant pig monster for a friend. The unsavory corporation that created the monster (named Okja) wants the monster. The ALF (Animal Liberation Front), a group that dresses like insurgents but only care about saving animals, wants to save the monster. A TV reality spokesperson wants to make money off the monster. A woman wants to prove … Continue reading Review: ‘Okja’

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’

List: Ranking the ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise

By Anthony Miglieri I’ll skip the usual dillydally: the Fast and Furious franchise is a miracle of modern science. It began with a what is widely considered a Point Break knockoff, discarded star Vin Diesel for the sequel, discarded everybody else and moved to Tokyo for the third film, reunited its original cast in the fourth film, went nuts and went globe trotting in the fifth film, … Continue reading List: Ranking the ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise

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)