Now Presenting: A Review of Aladdin

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Disney has found gold, so to speak, by mining their archive of animated classics to be repurposed and remade as live-action (or a more realistic animation, as seen with The Lion King) films. The reception from the public-at-large has seen vocal detractors and supporters. Praise can be found for Disney […]

Foreign Film Thursdays: A Review of Tokyo Ghoul

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When the first season of Tokyo Ghoul first debuted, I was brought in by the interesting concept and an art-style very attuned to my anime preferences. It was polished, clean, and very open to bloodshed, following a natural progression from the classic vampire myths: Ghouls. Individuals who look and seem […]

Foreign Film Thursdays: A Review of Fullmetal Alchemist

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On this edition of Foreign Film Thursdays, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film, made available on the Netflix streaming service. I’ll start off by sharing how much I dearly covet the anime series. If I were to make a list of my favorite things in-general in-terms of entertainment, […]

Taking a Stab Tuesdays!: A Review of Child’s Play (2019)

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I have a lot of love for the Child’s Play series. In-fact, Child’s Play 2 is among my favorite slasher (and horror!) films ever. I loved the colorful cinematography and the light-heart approach. I loved Brad Dourif’s performance and the cartoon cat-and-mouse between Andy and Chucky. Since the glory days […]

Foreign Film Thursdays: Monkey King: Hero is Back

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Animation is wonderful, and yet, it isn’t very often that foreign animation is able to find the caliber of success enjoyed Stateside. This isn’t always the truth, for instance, Japan has its own distinct brand through anime and companies like Studio Ghibli finding real mainstream success (Spirited Away made nearly […]

Now Presenting: A Review of It Chapter Two

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It: Chapter One set the horror scene ablaze when it first arrived in September 2017, receiving a warm reception from critics and audience-members alike, and ushering in the most dominant horror film of all-time (without adjusting for inflation) and a major victory for Warner Bros. When considering the difference in […]

Taking a Stab Tuesdays!: A Movie Review of Terrifier

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Rabies and germs, welcome to Taking a Stab Tuesdays, a special on Mashers Club, where I discuss all things horror and horror-related. For this edition, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the clown-centered film Terrifier. In late-2013, Damien Leone directed All Hallows’ Eve, his directorial debut (check out my review!), the direct-to-video film comprised itself of […]