Author: T.J. Reid

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…]

Loki is latest success in MCU series

When watching films and TV shows that involve time-travel, I have one simple rule: Don’t think about what’s going on too hard.  It seems as if every entry into this genre has its own rules, and even the best written ones inevitably abound with paradoxes. How did Captain America show[Read More…]

Luca is just good—and that’s okay

It has been clear for a long time now that Pixar is made up of people that like to set bars. To set a bar is impressive in and of itself, but even more admirable than that is a consistent determination to clear and raise that bar when it would[Read More…]

Friends: The one where they get back together

The cast of the hit sitcom Friends recently reunited for an HBO Max special. As far as TV pitches go, “six friends live in New York City and do friend things” is not exactly what many people would call inspired or exciting, yet somehow the world ended up getting 10[Read More…]

Shadow and Bone fills tall order of high fantasy

For a genre that is bound only by what can be dreamt up in limitless imagination, there are a surprising amount of commonalities and suspiciously similar themes that often crop up in fantasy literature.  Why is it that so many fantasy stories, for instance, seem to be set in eras[Read More…]