Author: T.J. Reid

Prey is the hunt you’ve been waiting for

It’s tough to be a fan of the Predator franchise. Although Predator 2 and Predators have their defenders, the only thing we in the fandom can unanimously agree on are the facts that the original 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film is the only truly better-than-average film of the bunch, and that[Read More…]

Thor: Love and blunder

Of all the individual series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the one belonging to the god of thunder did not truly take flight and rise above middling-to-decent until the third entry, Taika Waititi’s excellent Thor: Ragnarok. Colorful, hilarious, and exciting, it was just the jolt that the self-proclaimed strongest Avenger[Read More…]

Reacher offers prime action in a big package

It’s sometimes hard to remember that at one point the Mission: Impossible series was more than just an excuse to watch Tom Cruise perform increasingly dangerous stunts. A classic 60s television show, it was not until the first film adaptation in 1996 that the seminal spy property would start to[Read More…]

Firestarter is a snoozefest

For every great novel in Stephen King’s expansive body of work, there are two that are less-than-memorable. For every less-than-memorable book, there are a handful of really crappy movies and TV shows based on those books. Not all adaptations can be a Misery or a Shawshank Redemption, sometimes things end[Read More…]

Bobs Burgers does not disappoint

As a reviewer, I try my hardest to avoid exposure to other people’s opinions of newly released movies and TV shows before I can watch them myself, as well as any spoilers that manage to leak online. I’m the kind of guy whose opinion can be easily swayed by others[Read More…]

Moon Knight Review

Choosing to watch a movie or TV show based on a comic book property can be a daunting task these days if one isn’t, as the late legend Stan Lee would say, a “True believer.” Marvel Studio’s latest theatrical release, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, has no less than four entries[Read More…]

Doctor Strange hits the box office

Nothing dates a movie quite like bad CGI. Take Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films as an example: Released at the very beginning of the twenty-first century, their precursor, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, easily holds up under the scrutiny of eyes that are now twenty years older. The Hobbit films,[Read More…]

Who wants to be a pirate? Ask HBO Max

Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby, center) and others in Our Flag Means Death. We have a tendency to heavily romanticize the Golden Age of Piracy, and this is not a new phenomenon by any means.  For proof of this, look no further than Stede Bonnet, the gentleman pirate and contemporary of[Read More…]

The Adam Project doesn’t make a lot of sense

Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo and Walker Scobell in The Adam Project. More is not always better, especially when it comes to movies. Bruce the Jaws shark looks fake? Show him to the audience less. Your protagonist is going through some heartbreak? Show that on their face—don’t have them say “Hey,[Read More…]

The Batman is a fantastic watch

Robert Pattinson dons the cape in The Batman. When the Comics Code Authority was established in the 1950s to appease those who thought the funny books were corrupting the minds of children with questionable themes, inherently dark characters like Batman entered an era of lighthearted camp. It was not until[Read More…]