What Do People want from Video Game Movies?

By Corey Lack When I heard about the announcement of the Monster Hunter movie, I could just hear the fans of the video game series throwing hissy fits already. When the trailer came out and I read the YouTube comments, they did not disappoint. As an avid gamer who’s probably played millions of hours by…

The Mask – Jim Carrey in his Natural Habitat

By: Corey Lack The Mask was a movie released back in 1994 starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz and was based off of the comic series of the same name. That said, it is very different from the source material as it is more family friendly than being about what is essentially a super-powered serial…

The Book of Eli – A Journey to the West

By: Corey Lack The Book of Eli was a movie released back in 2010, starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, and Mila Kunis. The movie focuses around Washington’s largely unnamed character, typically referred to as “the Drifter” throughout the movie, taking a book somewhere in the west of a nuclear apocalyptic America at the behest of…

Deadpool: Paws – Dog-walking Deadpool-style

By: Corey Lack Deadpool: Paws was a book in 2015 and focuses on the titular anti-hero mercenary as he seemly goes on a dognapping spree. The story is written a lot like a lot of the character’s comics where even in the middle of the violent action sequences, there are very comedic moments. Additionally, Deadpool…

The Island – A Big Misdirect

By: Corey Lack The Island was a 2005 sci-fi movie starring Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Sean Bean, and many others. The movie starts out with seemingly the last surviving settlement after an unknown event ruined a majority of the Earth’s environment with only the bunker and the titular island, where people from the bunker were…

Wasteland 3 – Morally Grey, Just Very Dark Grey

By: Corey Lack Wasteland 3 was third installment of the long-running Wasteland franchise. It is a very strategic based game that involves a lot of preparation even from the initial character creation. I actually had to restart the game after playing for only twenty minutes on multiple occasions because I didn’t build my characters the…

Hitman 2 – Bringing out the Dark Side

By: Corey Lack The Hitman series a long-running series of video games, having even been made into a couple of movies, and Hitman 2 is the second game in a latest remake of the series. This one features Agent 47, the world’s greatest assassin, going through different locations and taking out different targets in exchange…

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Chosen to be a Pain

By Corey Lack The second XCOM game was a 2016 sequel to the previous game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which was a remake of a much earlier game series. For those that are unfamiliar with the series, XCOM features an invasion by a powerful alien force with the titular XCOM being a globally funded organization created…

Deadpool 2 – X-Force’s First and Last Mission

By: Corey Lack Deadpool 2 is the sequel to the first Deadpool movie that was released in 2018. This one stars Ryan Reynolds again as the titular character and is just as funny and 4th-wall-breaking as he was in the first movie. This movie’s story focuses on the titular Merc with a Mouth as he…

Deadpool – Wild R-Rated Superhero Fun Done Right

By: Corey Lack Deadpool was a movie released in 2016 starring Ryan Reynolds and it was everything that the Birds of Prey movie tried to be. The movie follows the titular main character, at first known only as Wade Wilson, as he gains superpowers and a heavily scarred face, leading him to try and hunt…

Dracula Untold – A Merging of Fact and Fiction

By: Corey Lack Dracula Untold was a 2014 dark fantasy starring Luke Evans. It features the story of the titular infamous man, Vlad Drakul, leader of Wallachia and Transylvania, trying to lead his lands in peace. Then, he finds out that the Ottomans have potentially sent a scouting party into the mountains to pave the…

The Cthulu Casefiles: Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows

By: Corey Lack The Shadwell Shadows is the first book of James Lovegrove’s series, The Cthulu Casefiles. It features a rewriting of the first few books of the original Sherlock Holmes canon, especially the Study in Scarlet, by having it crossover with the works of the horror author, H.P. Lovecraft. This first one starts out…

Bright – A Cop Drama with a Twist

By: Corey Lack Bright was a movie that was released back in 2017 on Netflix and was one of the first movies that Netflix did that had a lot of attention, not least of which was drawn due to Will Smith playing one of the main characters. When it comes to critics, most people had…

Marvel’s Avengers: Probably a Decent Multiplayer Game

By: Corey Lack So, the game Marvel’s Avengers released very recently and as a big fan of both the comics and the movies, I was eager to play it. I have to say that it wasn’t as good as I’d hoped, but we’ll get into that in a second. The plot focuses on Kamala Khan,…

Hudson Hawk – An Unusual Comedy

By: Corey Lack Hudson Hawk was a 1991 film starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, and Andie MacDowell. The movie focused on Eddie “Hudson Hawk” Hawkins, a notorious thief, who times his crimes by singing showtunes, trying to enjoy his first day of parole from prison and get a nice cappuccino when he is blackmailed by…

Tenet – A Two and a Half Hour Migraine

By: Corey Lack So, yesterday, I went to the theaters for the first time in months and let me say, that alone was a unique experience. Between picking up an order made over the phone at one of the snack booths, the theater being practically empty despite it being 2 in the afternoon, and having…

Age of Legends – Invasion of Folklore

By: Corey Lack Age of Legends was the latest novel in James Lovegrove’s Pantheon series and rather than focusing on the more classical mythologies, this story focuses on the introduction of British folklore into the modern world. The story takes place in a version of Britain that has become a fascist state and attacking the…

The Forbidden Kingdom – A Movie Martial Arts Fans Had to See

By: Corey Lack The Forbidden Kingdom was a kung fu wuxia movie released back in 2008. It starred Michael Angarano, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li. The second two stars of the movie were clearly the biggest selling points of the movie when the trailers were released as long-time fans of this genre of movies were…

Waterworld – A Bad Movie that is a Must-See

By: Corey Lack Waterworld was a movie released back in 1995 and starred Kevin Costner as the main character known only as the Mariner. The movie had the plot of the Earth being covered in water with only the mythological “Dryland,” makeshift floating cities, and boats of all sizes keeping the surviving humans’ feet dry….

Age of Heroes – A Slightly Different Focus

By: Corey Lack Age of Heroes was the eighth book in James Lovegrove’s Pantheon series, released back in 2016. Similarly to the Age of Zeus book of the same series, Age of Heroes focuses on Greek mythology for the story, but this time, rather than focus on the gods, it is the demi-gods, the children…