Author: T.J. Reid

Tick, Tick…Boom! is successful adaptation

Andrew Garfield stars in Tick, Tick…Boom! As Homer Simpson once said, “Trying is the first step towards failure… the lesson is, never try.” As a flawless human being, I am not personally familiar with the concept of failing, but everyone else in the world would do well to not heed[Read More…]

Red Notice makes for a serviceable popcorn movie

There once was a young algorithm named Albert who lived in the magical land of Tinseltown. Albert the algorithm had but one dream in his life, a dream that he held close and cherished even when the other algorithms belittled and mocked him:  To one day write a movie script based[Read More…]

Squid Game is all that it’s cracked up to be

It is sometimes easy for me to forget in the never-ending deluge of Hollywood content that the United States is no longer the only superpower when it comes to making movies and television. Every once in a while, however, the comfy yet blinding isolationist bubble that American studios have inflated[Read More…]

Dune remake worth the watch…if you have the time

Timothée Chalamet stars in Dune, currently in theaters and on HBO Max. The Fremen people have a distinctive way of walking while traversing the sandy wastes of Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s Dune: all over the place and without rhythm. This is done as to not attract the giant sandworms that are native[Read More…]

No Time to Die offers a satisfying end to 007 saga

Daniel Craig stars No Time to Die, his fifth movie as British superspy 007. If you are an actor who happens to be British, then odds are you will probably play one of two characters sometime in your career: The Doctor (of Doctor Who fame; call him “Doctor Who” around a Whovian[Read More…]

Star Wars: Visions offers unique take on franchise

For a series that regularly takes us to a galaxy far, far away, it’s crazy that Star Wars has never journeyed to the much closer, equally mysterious land of Japan. Enter Star Wars: Visions, a new anthology series made up of shorts created by some of the most renowned anime studios in the[Read More…]

Top secret UFO documentary lacks believability

Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified is now available on Netflix. “I want to believe,” read the iconic poster that hung in Special Agents Mulder and Scully’s office for more than 200 episodes of the iconic series The X-Files. It’s a phrase that perfectly sums up how I feel about the concept of[Read More…]

McCartney 3, 2, 1 a must-watch for Beatles fans

Rick Rubin (left) and Paul McCartney discuss music and other topics in McCartney 3,2,1, which is available on Hulu. I’ve always been an older soul when it comes to music, mostly preferring bands that haven’t put out a new record in decades and that were comprised of legendary figures, many[Read More…]

Tomorrow War proves to be underwhelming

I was actually pretty excited to finally sit down and watch The Tomorrow War for two reasons: One, it is a big budget sci-fi movie starring Hollywood’s fourth favorite Chris (the Pratt one), and two, it was originally set to release in the theaters before the pandemic hit and therefore had a[Read More…]