Author: matthewmoorcroft

  • TV Review: Arcane Season 1, Episodes 1-3

    TV Review: Arcane Season 1, Episodes 1-3

    By Matthew Moorcroft Episode 1 (Welcome to the Playground) – Strong RecommendationEpisode 2 (Some Mysteries Are Better Left Unsolved) – Strong RecommendationEpisode 3 (The Base Violence Necessary For Change) – Highest Recommendation Directed by Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Kevin Alejandro, JB Blanc TV-14 So I think we are […]

  • Film Review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Film Review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    By Matthew Moorcroft Strong Recommendation Directed by Sam Raimi Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochitl Gomez, Rachel McAdams PG-13 As the Marvel Cinematic Universe grows larger and larger, there is a temptation to constantly get bigger and bigger in terms it’s stories. And why wouldn’t you? After the entire universe gets snapped away and brought […]

  • Star Wars Wednesdays: The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars Wednesdays: The Phantom Menace

    By Matthew Moorcroft Weak Recommendation Directed by George Lucas Starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd 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 books […]

  • Box Office Report: ‘The Bad Guys’ and ‘Everything Everywhere At All Once’ Big Winners, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and ‘Memory’ Big Losers

    Box Office Report: ‘The Bad Guys’ and ‘Everything Everywhere At All Once’ Big Winners, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and ‘Memory’ Big Losers

    By Matthew Moorcroft As the world awaits the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it’s a slower week at the box office for most of the releases, but some films still managed to impress into the weekend. Let’s break it down. 1 – The Bad Guys ($16.1 million) Taking the first place […]

  • TV Review: Moon Knight, Episode 5

    TV Review: Moon Knight, Episode 5

    By Matthew Moorcroft Highest Recommendation Directed by Mohamed Diab Starring Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke TV-14 At both it’s height and it’s lowest, the MCU has mostly stayed on the course of being tame in much of it’s content – well, variably. It’s flirted with darkness before and Phase 4’s output […]

  • Film Review: Bubble

    Film Review: Bubble

    By Matthew Moorcroft Unsure Directed by Tetsuro Araki Starring Jun Shison, Riria, Alice Hirose, Mamoru Miyano PG On paper, one could see how Bubble could be something of a sure thing. For starters, it’s directed by anime maestro Tetsuro Araki of Attack on Titan and Death Note fame, who has made a name on cinematic […]

  • TV Review: Moon Knight, Episodes 3-4

    TV Review: Moon Knight, Episodes 3-4

    By Matthew Moorcroft Episode 3 (The Friendly Type) – Strong RecommendationEpisode 4 (The Tomb) – Strong Recommendation Directed by Mohamed Diab (Episode 3), Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson (Episode 4) Starring Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke TV-14 It’s been a good while since we’ve gotten a good treasure hunting movie, hasn’t […]

  • Box Office Report: ‘The Bad Guys’ Overperforms, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Crumbles

    Box Office Report: ‘The Bad Guys’ Overperforms, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Crumbles

    By Matthew Moorcroft After years of struggling, it’s good to see DreamWorks Animation (somewhat) reclaim their footing as The Bad Guys ended winning out this weekend at the box office, while it’s competition all had varied openings ranging from the impressive to the abysmal. Let’s take a look and break it down. 1 – The […]

  • TV Review: Moon Knight, Episodes 1-2

    TV Review: Moon Knight, Episodes 1-2

    by Matthew Moorcroft Episode 1 (The Goldfish Problem) – Strong RecommendationEpisode 2 (Summon the Suit) – Strong Recommendation Directed by Mohamed Diab (Episode 1), Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson (Episode 2) Starring Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke TV-14 It’s actually a little shocking that it’s taken this long for Moon Knight, […]

  • Film Review: The Northman

    Film Review: The Northman

    By Matthew Moorcroft Strong Recommendation Directed by Robert Eggers Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya-Taylor joy, Claes Bang R Robert Eggers’ fascination with myth and legend is the main focus here in The Northman, which ranks as easily his most ambitious and large scale film yet. While his prior films have had strong production values […]