Blu-Ray Review: “Prospect”

Featured image: Sophie Thatcher as Cee in Prospect. (Courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky.) Review The film is a drama sci-fi thriller about a young girl, Cee (Sophie Thatcher) and her father, Damon (Jay Duplass). They travel to an alien moon hoping to strike it rich in mines “leftover from the rush,” on contract there to harvest … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review: “Prospect”


PRE-ORDER: Collector’s Edition UHD + Blu-Ray Release of “Prospect” from Gunpowder & Sky’s DUST

Available to own on May 28 at, the science fiction film Prospect, a 2018 film that has become a cult hit since release, is getting a special Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray (now available for pre-order). The synopsis: A teenage girl (Sophie Thatcher) and her father (Jay Duplass) travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to … Continue reading PRE-ORDER: Collector’s Edition UHD + Blu-Ray Release of “Prospect” from Gunpowder & Sky’s DUST

Dearly Departed (2018, Short Film)

Directed by: Elise Martin. Starring: Betty Denville, Sean Kilty, William Paul. Runtime: 13 min. Released: May 8, 2020 (on Vimeo). The zombie horror-comedy musical Anna and the Apocalypse was one of my favourite films of 2018, so when I heard about the short film Dearly Departed, a 13-minute haunted house musical that blends comedy and … Continue reading Dearly Departed (2018, Short Film)

29 Days of Romance, Review #7: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

  Directed by: Barry Jenkins. Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King. Runtime: 1h 59 min. Released: December 25, 2018. The prologue to Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, adapted from a 1974 novel by James Baldwin, set up my expectations for the film well. “Beale Street is a street in New Orleans where … Continue reading 29 Days of Romance, Review #7: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

29 Days of Romance, Review #3: On Chesil Beach (2018)

Directed by: Dominic Cooke. Starring: Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan, Anne-Marie Duff. Runtime: 1h 50 min. Released: May 18, 2018 (USA release). On Chesil Beach stars Billy Howle and Saoirse Ronan as a couple, Edward Mayhew and Florence Ponting, respectively, on their wedding night in 1962 England as their idyllic romance collides with societal pressure as … Continue reading 29 Days of Romance, Review #3: On Chesil Beach (2018)

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

  Released: November 9, 2018. Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones. Runtime: 1h, 26 min. When I went to see “Overlord” in November, I overheard a mom saying to her kid “Are you excited for your first movie?” Knowing how cool it is to see your first movie … Continue reading Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

Hold the Dark (2018)

Released: September 28, 2018. Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier. Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale. Runtime: 2h 5 min. After the death of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, wolf expert Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) is hired by Medora Sloane (Riley Keogh), the mother of the latest missing boy to track her … Continue reading Hold the Dark (2018)

Eighth Grade (2018)

Eighth Grade. Released: August 3, 2018. Directed by: Bo Burnham. Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson. Runtime: 1h 33 min. I like Bo Burnham, he’s funny. He got his start on YouTube in 2006 posting funny songs from his bedroom (like “New Math,” which makes math fun). He helped me with fractions with lyrics … Continue reading Eighth Grade (2018)

The Meg (2018)

Released: August 10, 2018. Directed by: Jon Turteltaub. Starring: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson. Runtime: 1h 53 min. The Meg is one of those movies that is just fun to review, almost like a stamina test for how long you can go without using a shark pun. Jason Statham plays Jonas, a deep-sea rescue … Continue reading The Meg (2018)

Skyscraper (2018)

Released: July 13, 2018. Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han. Runtime: 1h 42 min. Comedy director Rawson Marshall Thurber teams up for a second time with Dwayne Johnson after 2016’s “Central Intelligence”. This time, it’s for his first action film “Skyscraper.” Will Sawyer (Johnson) is now a security expert … Continue reading Skyscraper (2018)