It is a celebrated and impressively long (1000+ pages) horror novel by Stephen King that tells the story of a group of friends over two time periods (one when they’re adolescents and the other when they’re adults) in the fictional small town of Derry, Maine, as they combat an evil force that emerges every twenty-seven […]

Rest in Peace, Jerry Lewis

Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis passed away today at the age of 91. As an entertainer, Lewis had an iconic career on stage and in television and the movies that lasted nearly seventy years. As an actor and filmmaker, he made many popular and hilarious pictures that are remembered to this day, including The Nutty Professor […]

Atomic Blonde

  If nothing else, Atomic Blonde is a movie with a really great title. There’s nothing like sticking the word “atomic” in front of a one syllable word. Atomic clocks, atomic wings, atomic punk, you get the idea. Thankfully, this movie has more going for it than its moniker. While it has some problems, it is, […]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an awesomely terrible film.  Awesome in the sense that this is, in all honesty, the most visually dazzling science fiction movie since 2009’s Avatar; terrible in the sense that it has a shockingly unfocused, poorly written, tonally ajar story that drags the whole enterprise down. Not […]


Christopher Nolan has been one of the most important filmmakers of this era. Through his work with his Dark Knight Trilogy, as well as original projects including Interstellar and Inception, he has, time and again, accomplished the rare feat of making exciting yet surprisingly intellectually poignant blockbusters. In a time when so many feel that it is […]

The Big Sick

After all of the big special effects blockbusters I’ve seen lately, a film like The Big Sick, a smaller, more intimate work that focuses on a human drama and relationships, was the right change of pace for me. The movie, though fictionalized, is based on the real life relationship between comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his […]