My Octopus Teacher (2020)

My Octopus Teacher is an Oscar winning documentary about a curious little octopus living in a South African kelp forest! And although it may sound like a simple subject, I promise you, it is anything but. Let’s consider the pros and cons of My Octopus Teacher… Pros: Firstly, the cinematography in this underwater exposé isContinue reading “My Octopus Teacher (2020)”

Mank (2020)

Mank follows critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane. With extraordinary talent both on screen and behind the camera, it’s no wonder this movie racked up an impressive ten Oscar nominations, winning in two categories! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Mank… Pros: Firstly,Continue reading “Mank (2020)”

Mortal Kombat (2021)

Mortal Kombat has been adapted into yet another movie, centering around the high stakes tournament for the universe! The main players are back and brutal as ever! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Mortal Kombat… Pros: Firstly, the direction from Simon McQuoid is extremely impressive for his first feature film. Everything from the costumeContinue reading “Mortal Kombat (2021)”

Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001)

Serious Sam is a first person shooter that released over 20 years ago! Since it’s release, the game has been remastered and rereleased in HD. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Serious Sam: The First Encounter… Pros: Firstly, Serious Sam is up there with Doom, as a pioneer in the FPS genre. A snarkyContinue reading “Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001)”

Did You Know: State Mottos and Nicknames

Did you know that all 50 States have Mottos as well as Nicknames? Well they do, and some of them might surprise you! For instance, I’m a native Texan and know that Texas is often referred to as “The Lone Star State”. However, I had no idea this was the official nickname of the state!Continue reading “Did You Know: State Mottos and Nicknames”

Nomadland (2020)

Nomadland gives us an in depth look at nomadic life in the American Midwest. Francis McDormand and David Strathairn are the only actors, with real nomads making up the rest of the cast. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Nomadland… Pros: This is an amazingly real film, skirting the line somewhere between documentary andContinue reading “Nomadland (2020)”

Did You Know: Tobacco Advertising

I’ve always wondered why I don’t see tobacco advertising as often as alcohol, but now it’s much more clear! I still find it interesting that an industry with such minimal advertising continues to thrive in our day and age. And whether you’re a smoker or not, I think this is good information to know. LetContinue reading “Did You Know: Tobacco Advertising”

Thunder Force (2021)

Thunder Force is a Netflix Original that takes place after a cosmic ray event leaves sociopaths with superpowers. Years later, two estranged childhood friends reunite as an unlikely crimefighting duo after one invents a superpower formula. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Thunder Force… Pros: Although I’m not a fan of the comedic elements,Continue reading “Thunder Force (2021)”

Bad Trip (2021)

Bad Trip is a buddy comedy, following Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery on their road trip to New York. Along with a few scripted scenes are elaborate pranks meant to catch the unsuspecting bystanders off guard. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Bad Trip… Pros: This is a unique movie that operates inContinue reading “Bad Trip (2021)”

Little Otik (2000)

Little Otik, AKA Greedy Guts, is a haunting story about an infertile couple who decide to raise a tree stump as their child. And as the synopsis would suggest, you’ve probably never seen anything quite like this movie. It’s a surreal dark comedy by Czechian director Jan Švankmajer. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “Little Otik (2000)”