M3GAN: Plenty of Heart, Not Enough Blood | Review

The hype around M3GAN is truly enough to warrant a viewing; such word-of-mouth harks back to a bygone era of water coolers, when small budget films found success through the grapevine. "Oh you haven't seen that one yet?" "What are you waiting for? Streaming??" You get the idea. Director: Gerard JohnstoneProducers: James Wan, Jason Blum, Judson Scott, Adam Hendricks, Allison Williams, Ryan … Continue reading M3GAN: Plenty of Heart, Not Enough Blood | Review

Shin Ultraman | Review

https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/iYqrg724Qwb The latest reboot of a longstanding Japanese franchise (or at least, the latest one to get a wide American release) is Shin Ultraman, helmed by one of the co-directors of Shin Godzilla, Shinji Higuchi. If you're a newcomer to this series and its characters (like me), that doesn't really matter: the plot is so … Continue reading Shin Ultraman | Review

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

What is the effect of nostalgia on a movie? Does it lend credibility to form and function? Or does it provide a nice impetus for enjoyment, but loses its luster soon after? Such a question begs consideration when sitting down to watch this feature-length adaption of the famous media franchise, whether it is your first … Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Godzilla vs. Megalon epitomizes the "best of times, worst of times" period of Godzilla films in the early 1970s; it exhibits the pure kaiju camp that makes these years so memorable, while also displaying the human snooze-fest that renders them equally forgettable. Jun Fukuda returns as director, having previously helmed Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), Son … Continue reading Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)