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Review: Venom

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 8.25

What do you get when you pair an alien parasite with a blackballed investigative reporter and strip away the title character’s traditional backstory and all other trappings of the Marvel universe? A surprisingly fun action film with a couple outstanding performances.

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Review: The Meg

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 5

It’s hard to screw up a movie about a giant shark.  Movie-goers are willing to forgo quality acting and writing for some good old-fashioned shark carnage.  Somehow, The Meg failed to deliver even that. Continue reading “Review: The Meg”

Preview: Overlord

Somehow the upcoming World War II movie Overlord completely evaded my radar until I stumbled on the trailer today.  Watch it:

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Illustrator John Gallagher on Working in Movies, DC Shows, Comics and Gaming

John Gallagher is an entertainment illustrator who has worked in screen-based entertainment since 1995. His resume includes four seasons working on The Flash, as well as two on Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time and dozens of others. He also previously spent nine years working in video games at Bioware Corp prior to moving to film in 2008.

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Review: Annihilation

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 6

PLOT SUMMARY:  Lena (Natalie Portman) is part of a team of scientists tasked with entering, and explaining, The Shimmer.  The Shimmer is a continuously-expanding quarantine zone around the site of a meteor strike.  On top of that, The Shimmer gradually alters the DNA of all who enter it; oh, and by the way, no one ever returns.  Lena has returned, however; and the movie begins with Lena surrounded by a team of scientists who ask her to explain what happened while she was inside The Shimmer.  She proceeds to tell them the story of what befell her team. Continue reading “Review: Annihilation”

Review: Hostiles

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 5.5

I’m a big history fan so I expected to like Hostiles, a film about Army Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale) tasked with escorting Native American Chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) across miles of hostile territory so that Yellow Hawk can die in his homeland.  Along the way, nothing goes according to plan and each day is a bitter struggle to survive.

I love survival stories.  I love history.  I should’ve loved Hostiles.  I didn’t.  Here’s why… Continue reading “Review: Hostiles”

Rogue Hippo’s Guide to MoviePass

I recently took the plunge and shelled out $115.35 for a 1-year subscription to MoviePass.  If you’re not familiar with MoviePass, a subscription will get you 1 free movie ticket every day.  As a guy who goes to a lot of movies, this seemed like a great deal; however I was skeptical that there might be a lot of restrictions or fine print.  Luckily, that has not been the case so far; and I’m here to break it down for those of you who might be considering MoviePass. Continue reading “Rogue Hippo’s Guide to MoviePass”

Netflix and Chill – Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s February 14th and, depending on where you are in your relationship, you may be forced to put up with the corporate sham that is Valentine’s Day.  Enjoy your overpriced meal at a restaurant whose staff is simply trying to get you in and out the door as quickly as possible; this blog isn’t for you.

No, this blog is for the couples who are comfortable enough with each other to realize that Valentine’s Day isn’t worth the hassle.  So what are you doing tonight?  May I suggest Netflix and Chill? Continue reading “Netflix and Chill – Valentine’s Day Edition”

Defending the Star Wars Prequels

It’s time to give the Star Wars prequels their proper respect! Continue reading “Defending the Star Wars Prequels”

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