Category: Reviews

Movie Review: Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)

HALLOWEEN 6: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 17, 2018 “You can’t control evil. You can lock it up, burn it, and bury it, and pray that it dies, but it never will.” — Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd) For being the sixth film in a series about a masked serial killer wreaking havoc on a small-town, almost no one in “Halloween: The … Read More Movie Review: Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)

Movie Review: The Nun (2018)

THE NUN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 21, 2018 “I’m afraid there is something very wrong with this place.” — Father Burke (Demián Bichir) In 2014, when Warner Bros. announced that it would be spinning off stories from its highly acclaimed “Conjuring” series, which at the time had just come off of a $41.9 million domestic opening weekend and a worldwide total of $319.5 million, against … Read More Movie Review: The Nun (2018)

Movie Review: Dog Days (2018)

DOG DAYS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 10, 2018 At the very least, “Dog Days” functions as a public service announcement for failing animal rescue centers and dog shelters. It highlights the painfully obvious necessity to adopt animals in need of a good home. But in every other regard, “Dog Days” is fluff. Having no real bearing on anything, its only real saving grace is that … Read More Movie Review: Dog Days (2018)

TV Review: Sharp Objects – Episode 1: “Vanish” (2018)

SHARP OBJECTS Episode 1: “Vanish” BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 18, 2018 Fully formed and tragically designed, Jean-Marc Vallée’s HBO series “Sharp Objects” kicks off with a mood as distinguishable as the green wallpaper lining Adora’s Southern mansion. Adapting the first novel from author Gillian Flynn (best known for “Gone Girl”), actress Amy Adams submerges into the leading role of Camille Preaker, a damaged reporter in … Read More TV Review: Sharp Objects – Episode 1: “Vanish” (2018)

TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 13: “The Word” (2018)

THE HANDMAID’S TALESEASON TWO Episode 13: “The Word” BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 11, 2018 Sophomore seasons of TV can be a gamble, especially when the source material ran out after the first one. By focusing on filling in the gaps of this unique world and diving deeper into the already established characters, “The Handmaid’s Tale” proves its place as Hulu’s biggest hit yet. The season … Read More TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 13: “The Word” (2018)

Movie Review: Predator (1987)

PREDATOR BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 9, 2018 “El cazador trofeo de los hombres” means the demon who makes trophies of men.” — Anna (Elpidia Carrillo) John McTiernan’s 1987 “Predator” defines machismo, cast with a couple of dozen men and one lone woman, who is only along for the ride. The alien doesn’t even attack her, because, you know, she’s not a threat. There is an … Read More Movie Review: Predator (1987)

TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 12: “Postpartum” (2018)

THE HANDMAID’S TALESEASON TWO Episode 12: “Postpartum” BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 5, 2018 Secrets and unease are what drive “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Not knowing what the characters’ true motivations are casts a veil of ambiguity over the series and keeps you guessing what will happen next. But the more a spotlight gets shined on a particular character, say Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) in this second season, … Read More TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 12: “Postpartum” (2018)

Movie Review: Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

FAHRENHEIT 451 BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMAY 27, 2018 “Fahrenheit four five one is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and starts to burn” — Guy Montag, “Fahrenheit 451” Now is the era of television. We’re in the heyday of the long-form medium, where the quality of TV surpasses most feature films by a long shot. It’s a medium that allows for a slow … Read More Movie Review: Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 5: “Seeds” (2018)

THE HANDMAID’S TALESEASON TWO Episode 5: “Seeds” BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMAY 18, 2018 How do you show the person who has been so loyal to you throughout the years that you value them? In the Republic of Gilead, you gift them with an arranged marriage to a barely teenage girl freshly ripped from her family to partake in ritualized sex practices in order to bear … Read More TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 5: “Seeds” (2018)

TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 4: “Other Women” (2018)

THE HANDMAID’S TALESEASON TWO Episode 4: “Other Women” BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMAY 10, 2018 Over the course of a full season, and now well into the second season, we’ve come to know June/Offred (Elisabeth Moss) as one personality type. Her “fight the system” attitude pushes through in this dystopian future and rightfully so, as this is how I am sure many viewers come to think … Read More TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 4: “Other Women” (2018)

TV Review: The Walking Dead: Season 8 – Episode 15: “Worth” (2018)

THE WALKING DEADSEASON EIGHT Episode 15: “Worth” BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAPRIL 12, 2018 Eugene (Josh McDermitt) is busy making bullets for the Saviors. While Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), who is still sick, deliberately and openly tries to sabotage the bullets. Instead of ordering him killed, however, Eugene shoves Gabriel to the side. After some weird tirade about soup, Eugene ends up in the cross-hairs of Daryl … Read More TV Review: The Walking Dead: Season 8 – Episode 15: “Worth” (2018)

Movie Review: Ready Player One (2018)

READY PLAYER ONE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAPRIL 5, 2018 “These three words were always the last thing an OASIS user saw before leaving the real world and entering the virtual one: READY PLAYER ONE” ― Ernest Cline, “Ready Player One” (novel) Taking a 385 page novel and truncating it into an enjoyable two-and-a-half hour feature is no easy feat, yet director Steven Spielberg and writers … Read More Movie Review: Ready Player One (2018)