So I watched Godzilla vs. Kong on HBO Max, and it’s more or less what I was expecting: fun monster action intercut with boring human scenes.

With Godzilla vs. Kong being the fourth film in the MonsterVerse, we have a pretty good sense now of Warner Bros.’ formula. Have fleeting moments of awesome action which are weighed down by pointless, quarter-baked human characters.

Now, I wouldn’t put myself in the same camp as other die-hard Godzilla and Kaiju fans. I love the original Godzilla (1954), but I have not delved much into all of the subsequent movies. I am far…


Mr. Bean is the lovable British sitcom about a strange man who ends up in all sorts of awkward predicaments… or is it?

I grew up watching the show, and adored it for what it was. Revisiting it years later, perhaps there is a far darker subtext to the show than initially meets the eye.

Is Mr. Bean truly just an average person who looks at the world in a different way, or is he actually an alien entity trapped on Earth who has gone mad living in his own head?

I’ve seen theories online that Mr. Bean is a…


“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!” “Ohhhhh, fuuuuudge. Except I didn’t say fudge.” “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”

These are some classic quotes from some classic Christmas movies. Among these is not “Yippee Ki Yay, Motherfucker!”

Obviously, this is all subjective. My immediate and ruthless dismissal of a subjective opinion is done for the sake of levity. However, I do want to break down why I don’t think Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and what exactly constitutes a “Christmas movie”.

For me, a Christmas movie has the holiday rooted in its DNA. Christmas is a…


She’s a shy, awkward high school student who is frequently bullied. He’s a local serial killer who has an affinity for stabbing. What happens when the two switch bodies for 24 hours?

Co-written and directed by Happy Death Day’s Christopher Landon, Freaky stars Kathryn Newton as Millie and Vince Vaughn as the Butcher. However, for much of the film, Newtown plays the Butcher and Vaughn plays Millie. The result is a hilarious horror/comedy that does not back down from the gruesome, bloody deaths associated with the genre to which it so lovingly pays homage.

With his Happy Death Day films…


With election night just over a week away, we as citizens must start coming to grips with the very real possibility that Donald Trump won’t leave office. While no one can know for sure exactly how the election will play out, Trump has given us more than enough signs for us to legitimately prepare for this.

The United States is at a very crucial moment going into this election. COVID-19 has drastically changed our lives. Things we had come to expect and take for granted were suddenly ripped out from under our feet. Seven months into the pandemic, it doesn’t…


HBO Max just renewed Harley Quinn for a third season, so now is your chance to catch up on this show!

After breaking up with the Joker (Alan Tudyk), Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) sets out to become the biggest supervillain in Gotham. To do so, she brings together a rather unconventional team: her best friend — and maybe more — Poison Ivy (Lake Bell), aspiring thespian Clayface (Tudyk), the recently canceled Dr. Psycho (Tony Hale), and the all-too-innocent King Shark (Ron Funches).

Harley Quinn is certainly an adult-targeted animated comedy series, going places that are sometimes quite surprising. However, even…


He’s a nine-time Oscar host and a revered comedy legend. He’s an up-and-coming comedy star who was a voice in the biggest animated movie of all time. So what happens when these two are forced to work together?

The Comedians “documents” the behind-the-scenes making of The Billy and Josh Show, and the conflict between stars Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. After FX decides that Billy’s planned television show needs to be spruced up, they pair him with Frozen star Josh Gad. …


Shortly after season two of Fleabag dropped on Amazon Prime in 2019, Barack Obama put it on his list as one of his favorite television series of the year. A particular scene in the first episode of season one will make you wonder what was going through his head when he was watching this show…

For a long time, Fleabag has been one of those shows that I have heard great things about, but I’ve never gotten around to watching myself. While looking for a new comedy series to watch, I figured I’d give it a shot; and I am…


“Friends are the family you choose”

While volunteering at a Santa Monica camp called Zeno Mountain Farm, Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz met Zack Gottsagen. Participating in the camp’s acting workshop, Gottsagen had big dreams to become an actor. Nilson and Schwartz instantly recognized Gottsagen’s talents, and vowed to write a film featuring him in the leading role. The only hurdle was that neither Nilson nor Schwartz had any feature-film screenwriting experience.

It took time and determination, but Nilson and Schwartz wrote The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). Using Gottsagen’s drive to become an actor as inspiration, the film tells the…


**Some spoilers for An American Pickle**

Normally, I would say that double the Seth Rogen must mean double the fun, but that’s not necessarily the case with the new HBO Max film, An American Pickle.

Rogen plays Herschel Greenbaum, a Jewish immigrant who travels to America in 1919 in order to make a name for himself. However, on one fateful day while working in a pickle factory, he falls into a vat of pickle juice and is perfectly preserved for a hundred years. Waking up in modern day, he is reunited with his great grandson, Ben (also Rogen).

While the plot is absurd, I was really…

Nathanael Molnár

I’ve been writing about movies since 2014. I studied film at Fitchburg State University, and I’ve written and directed some short films. @nathanaelmolnar

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