REVIEW: Mom and Dad [2018]

Whatever. I have to imagine every parent at some point wonders where their life could have gone if they didn’t have children. This doesn’t make them bad people—only those who actually act on the urge by abandoning their families without so much as a goodbye fall under that label. It just proves they’re human. It’s merely a manifestation of fatigue and frustration as the late-night parties and carefree, irresponsible attitudes necessary to let loose disappear. Gone are the dreams you can try and fail at knowing you don’t have a…

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REVIEW: Hellboy II: The Golden Army [2008]

“Which Holocaust shall be chosen?” Guillermo del Toro goes behind the camera again to continue the saga of everyone’s favorite demon on Earth who works for the government to fight evil in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Having already worked on a sequel in his career (Blade II), I had high hopes for this one to improve upon a solid first installment. Being that he was the second director in as many films for that vampire series, he was able to come in with a fresh eye. Here, however, he…

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REVIEW: Hellboy [2004]

“She took his picture” You gotta love Guillermo del Toro. The man knows how to play the system, staggering his Spanish language tales of wonderment with the oft-Hollywood big-budget action flick. The beauty of it is, however, that del Toro never compromises his vision when tackling a comic book adaptation. Looking at a film like Blade II shows that he carries his style with him wherever he goes, improving on a pretty solid first installment and showing that he can handle the work. That film helped land him the duties…

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