Squid Game (2021)—Review

The show that has taken the entire world by storm this year has been the South Korean dystopian drama, Squid Game (2021), and its popularity is not misplaced. From Battle Royale (2000) to The Hunger Games (2012), for a while, audiences loved the dystopian, battle-to-the-death storyline, and Squid Game is certainly capitalizing on that and …

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Invincible (2021, Season 1)—Review

With the massive amounts of comic book properties that have been getting adapted lately, it is always nice to get one that surprises and subverts the general audience's expectations. This year's comic adaptation to do that, is Amazon's first season of Invincible (2021- ), based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name. By taking …

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)—Review

I love kaiju films. From the very first King Kong (1933) to the incredible reign of Toho films, beginning with Godzilla (1954), to our new age of films such as Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005), Pacific Rim (2013), and Shin Godzilla (2016). Trying to capture Disney's success with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all of the …

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League—Review

As a huge comic book fan, one of the largest disappointments in cinema over the recent years has been Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). That said, the 2017 Justice League film has had an asterisk for the way the film was treated during production. Throughout the entire …

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Sweet Home (Season 1)—Netflix’s Live Action Take On Korean Webtoon Promises A Strong New Franchise

I have always been a fan of foreign cinema and television, particularly properties from Japan and France. However, it wasn't until I sat down to watch the high-octane and dramatic zombie thriller Train to Busan (2016) that Korean properties really grabbed my attention and instantly captivated me. A big appeal to Korean films and shows …

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Alice in Borderland (2020) Season 1—Review

One of the last big outputs of 2020 content from Netflix came in the form of several foreign television shows in December. One of the ones I sat down to watch was an adaptation of a popular Japanese suspense manga, Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Arisu, original Japanese name) and it was quite …

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