Review: FREE GUY Might Be The Best Video Game Movie Ever

Free Guy is the best video game movie to date and feels like it combines Ready Player One with Grand Theft Auto. A unique premise that delivers humor and a surprisingly clever love story. The film’s high concept may never reach its full potential, but what it does in between brings an engaging experience for families… Continue reading Review: FREE GUY Might Be The Best Video Game Movie Ever

Review: THE NIGHT HOUSE Brings Atmospheric Ghost Story

The Night House is a psychological horror film on the surface, but underneath lies a chilling love story. Its examination of the grief process, which is heightened by a tremendous lead performance, is done to near perfection. Ghost stories still have a place in the horror genre, and The Night House is a great example of… Continue reading Review: THE NIGHT HOUSE Brings Atmospheric Ghost Story

Review: THE NEW MUTANTS Is A Mixed Bag X-Men Spinoff

The New Mutants has been delayed many times over the past three years, but the film finally landed in theaters over the weekend and while not as bad as expected, it isn’t that good either. The New Mutants has so much potential that just can’t be reached in the format of a feature film. As… Continue reading Review: THE NEW MUTANTS Is A Mixed Bag X-Men Spinoff

INTERVIEW: Composer Nathaniel Blume And The Sonic Puzzles Of ‘Prodigal Son’

Last September, FOX premiered Prodigal Son, a crime drama series starring Tom Payne (The Walking Dead) as a former FBI profiler with a serial killer father who’s now working for the NYPD. Elevating the tension and emotion is composer Nathaniel Blume. On Prodigal Son, Michael Sheen (Good Omens) plays Dr. Martin Whitly, an incarcerated serial… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Composer Nathaniel Blume And The Sonic Puzzles Of ‘Prodigal Son’

Review: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Is A Clunky Return To Form

It seems like the Terminator franchise has been dead in the water creatively for quite a while and it still is in some ways with Terminator: Dark Fate. However, after countless sequels failing to live up to the first two installments carried by series favorites Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this latest entry plays it… Continue reading Review: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Is A Clunky Return To Form

Review: LUCY IN THE SKY Has Its Head Too Far In The Clouds

Natalie Portman in the film LUCY IN THE SKY. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.

Lucy in the Sky, the directorial debut of Noah Hawley (the creator of FX’s Legion and Fargo) is a star-studded and ambitious new spacefaring drama. However, despite the sheer abundance of potential this film had, this ends up being one of the year’s biggest disasters due to the fact that Hawley simply doesn’t seem to… Continue reading Review: LUCY IN THE SKY Has Its Head Too Far In The Clouds

Review: AD ASTRA Is An Inferior APOCALYPSE NOW In Space

Brad Pitt stars in “Ad Astra”. Credit: Francois Duhamel. Copyright Twentieth Century Fox.

Ad Astra, co-written and directed by James Gray (The Lost City of Z), is a new star-driven sci-fi epic, a breed of film once thought to be extinct. Visually phenomenal, but lacking in original ideas, this derivative and sometimes tedious meditation on exploration is a disappointingly tedious feast for the eyes. The movie follows an… Continue reading Review: AD ASTRA Is An Inferior APOCALYPSE NOW In Space

Review: READY OR NOT Is A Pleasant Horror Comedy That Proves In Laws Are The Worst

Samara Weaving as Grace in Ready or Not

A film that is able to smoothly transition from its comedic dialogue to horrific situations deserves everyone’s attention, and Ready or Not is that film. The late summer hit that no one saw coming or shrugged off because of the trailer’s kind of showing too much. In recent memory, Blumhouse’s Groundhog Day slasher film Happy… Continue reading Review: READY OR NOT Is A Pleasant Horror Comedy That Proves In Laws Are The Worst

Review: READY OR NOT Is Uneven But Playful

(L to R) Kristian Bruun, Melanie Scrofano, Andie MacDowell, Henry Czerny, Nicky Guadagni, Adam Brody, and Elyse Levesque in the film READY OR NOT. Photo by Eric Zachanowich. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.

Now that summer is winding down to an end and the kiddos are going back to school, that means the very short post-summer but pre-fall movie season has begun: late August movies! Most films released during this time are either not of a particularly high quality or are low-to-mid risks for which the studios had… Continue reading Review: READY OR NOT Is Uneven But Playful

Review: DARK PHOENIX Is (Mostly) A Fine Farewell To The Fox X-Men

Dark Phoenix is out this weekend, capping off almost 20 years of X-Men movies. When Jean Grey absorbs a massive cosmic power, she becomes overwhelmed and scared, unsure how to deal with her emotions. The X-Men seek to help their friend before she goes too far, while another group seeks to harness Jean’s new power for themselves. The… Continue reading Review: DARK PHOENIX Is (Mostly) A Fine Farewell To The Fox X-Men

INTERVIEW: Composer Fil Eisler Layers What/If On Netflix With A Rich Soundscape

New Netflix drama What/If comes from Revenge creator Mike Kelley who drew inspiration from a lot of 90s thrillers and pulled a coup by getting Renée Zellweger to star in a T.V. show for the first time ever as a regular cast member. Another addition to the team is composer Fil Eisler (Empire, Revenge) who… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Composer Fil Eisler Layers What/If On Netflix With A Rich Soundscape

Review: TOLKIEN Is Entertaining But Not As Deep As You Would Hope

Nicholas Hoult in the film TOLKIEN. Photo by David Appleby. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.

Tolkien is a new biopic about author J.R.R. Tolkien directed by Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski and starring Nicholas Hoult as the eponymous literary icon. The film tells the story of Tolkien’s formative years as he finds inspiration in the form of friends, love, and the war. It played at the 2019 Montclair Film Festival in… Continue reading Review: TOLKIEN Is Entertaining But Not As Deep As You Would Hope

INTERVIEW: Composer Cormac Bluestone Talks The Nightman Cometh And The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids is an old-school, multi-camera sitcom on FOX and co-created by Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) about four seniors living at a retirement home who act more like high schoolers than wizened elder folk and lacing the hilarity with the right music is composer, Cormac Bluestone. The Cool Kids stars comedy… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Composer Cormac Bluestone Talks The Nightman Cometh And The Cool Kids

Review: BREAKTHROUGH Is Not So “Lit!”

L-R: Chrissy Metz (Joyce Smith), Marcel Ruiz (John Smith), and Josh Lucas (Brian Smith) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser.

Breakthrough is a new Christian ensemble drama directed by Roxann Dawson and written by Grant Nieporte. Based on a true story, the film is about a family whose faith and sense of community are tested when their young son falls through a frozen lake and miraculously survives. A big part of the issue with this… Continue reading Review: BREAKTHROUGH Is Not So “Lit!”

SXSW 2019 – Review: STUBER Needs To Increase Its Rating

Stuber is a new action-comedy film directed by Michael Dowse and starring the duo of Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista. The movie features Nanjiani as an Uber driver who picks up a cop played by Bautista, who forces them to go on a wild night in pursuit of a drug kingpin. It debuted as a… Continue reading SXSW 2019 – Review: STUBER Needs To Increase Its Rating

INTERVIEW: Production Designer Caylah Eddleblute And Creating The World Of Alita: Battle Angel

Living-legend director James Cameron and pretty-close-to-living-legend Robert Rodriguez joined forces for the science fiction action film Alita: Battle Angel. Based on a popular Japanese franchise, production designer Caylah Eddleblute, along with co-production designer Steve Joyner was in charge of bringing this world to life. Caylah is no stranger to fantastic worlds like that of Alita.… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Production Designer Caylah Eddleblute And Creating The World Of Alita: Battle Angel

Interview: POPAXIOM Talks With Robert Rodriguez And Jon Landau About ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Robert Rodriguez and Jon Landau’s latest film, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL hits theaters on February 14. POPAXIOM spoke with Rodriguez and Landau about the blockbuster sci-fi epic that has been in the works since 2003. Rodriguez is best known for EL MARIACHI, the SIN CITY films, and the SPY KIDS franchise. Landau is a producer and… Continue reading Interview: POPAXIOM Talks With Robert Rodriguez And Jon Landau About ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Review: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Is Absolutely Worth The Wait

Rosa Salazar stars as Alita in Twentieth Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

After years in development, producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez are finally delivering the new sci-fi action film Alita: Battle Angel, based on the Japanese manga series Gunnm. The movie tells the story of a young cyborg in the 26th century as she sets out on a journey to discover the truth behind her… Continue reading Review: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Is Absolutely Worth The Wait

Review: THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING Boasts Its Crown

Louis Ashbourne Serkis stars in Twentieth Century Fox's THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Photo Credit: Kerry Brown.

With The Kid Who Would Be King, writer-director Joe Cornish shows that medieval fun isn’t just for grown-ups who watch Game of Thrones. The Kid Who Would Be King is a new family-oriented fantasy adventure written and directed by Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). It is about a group of kids that embark on a… Continue reading Review: THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING Boasts Its Crown