Author: matthewmoorcroft

  • Star Wars Wednesdays: Return of the Jedi

    Star Wars Wednesdays: Return of the Jedi

    By Matthew Moorcroft Strong Recommendation Directed by Richard Marquand Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams PG Welcome to Star Wars Wednesdays! Every Wednesday I’ll be talking about/looking at a new piece of Star Wars media, starting with the movies and going onwards into the shows, games, and maybe even comics and […]

  • TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 11-12

    TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 11-12

    By Matthew Moorcroft Chapter 11: The Great Divide – Solid RecommendationChapter 12: The Storm – Highest Recommendation Directed by Giancarlo Volpe (Episode 11), Lauren MacMullan (Episode 12) Starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco TV-Y7 Two things can be true at once. Yes, The Great Divide is indeed Avatar‘s worst episode, and […]

  • TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 9-10

    TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 9-10

    By Matthew Moorcroft Chapter 9: The Waterbending Scroll – Strong RecommendationChapter 10: Jet – Strong Recommendation Directed by Anthony Lioi (Episode 9), Dave Filoni (Episode 10) Starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco TV-Y7 In 2005, western animation just didn’t really do serialization if at all. There were a couple of shows […]

  • Box Office Report: ‘Lightyear’ Disappoints As ‘Jurassic World’ Stays On Top

    Box Office Report: ‘Lightyear’ Disappoints As ‘Jurassic World’ Stays On Top

    By Matthew Moorcroft On Father’s Day weekend, it seems like families decided to stay away from Lightyear in favour of older releases, and leaving it in the dust. What happened here? Let’s break it down. 1 – Jurassic World Dominion ($58.7 million) It seems negative reviews do nothing to stop the march of the dinosaurs. […]

  • TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 7-8

    TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 7-8

    By Matthew Moorcroft Chapter 7: The Spirit World: Winter Solstice, Part 1 – Strong RecommendationChapter 8: Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice, Part 2 – Highest Recommendation Directed by Lauren MacMullan (Episode 7), Giancarlo Volpe (Episode 8) Starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco TV-Y7 Despite being billed as a two-parter, the Winter Solstice […]

  • Film Review: Spiderhead

    Film Review: Spiderhead

    By Matthew Moorcroft Weak Recommendation Directed by Joseph Kosinski Starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett, Tess Haubrich R For those who don’t follow film production (aka normal people), Spiderhead is what we call the “low budget freebie”. Joseph Kosinski knew he basically had a free pass to make whatever movie he wanted after filming […]

  • TV Review: Ms. Marvel, Episode 2

    TV Review: Ms. Marvel, Episode 2

    By Matthew Moorcroft Strong Recommendation Directed by Meera Menon Starring Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Zenobia Shroff TV-14 When you start making as many superhero projects as the MCU does, it starts to become harder and harder to make them seem different from each other. This is a side effect of superhero stories tending […]

  • Star Wars Wednesdays: The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars Wednesdays: The Empire Strikes Back

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation Welcome to Star Wars Wednesdays! Every Wednesday I’ll be talking about/looking at a new piece of Star Wars media, starting with the movies and going onwards into the shows, games, and maybe even comics and books if people are interested. These will work differently from my normal reviews as they […]

  • TV Review: First Kill, Episode 1-2

    TV Review: First Kill, Episode 1-2

    By Matthew Moorcroft Episode 1 (First Kiss) – Solid RecommendationEpisode 2 (First Blood) – Weak Recommendation Directed by Jet Wilkinson Starring Sarah Catherine Hook, Imani Lewis, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aubin Wise TV-MA The first thing to know about First Kill, the new lesbian romance from Netflix and author Victoria Schwab, is that it’s camp. So much […]

  • TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 5-6

    TV Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episodes 5-6

    By Matthew Moorcroft Chapter 5: The King of Omashu – Strong RecommendationChapter 6: Imprisoned – Strong Recommendation Directed by Anthony Lioi (Episode 5), Dave Filoni (Episode 6) Starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Andre Sogliuzzo TV-Y7 One of the benefits of episodic television that seems to be lost nowadays is the existence of […]