HUMMEL Review: Wrath of Man

My outstanding fatwa against Guy Ritchie remains intact. My brief respite from disregarding his output was put on hold last year when I watched The Gentlemen and loved it. Then I watched Wrath of Man and my interest slowly faded… I should qualify that statement. Wrath of Man isn’t a terrible film. It’s a bog-standardContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Wrath of Man”

GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings

This past Easter, I watched through a dozen adaptations of the last of Christ to pick out which versions best captured his story and message. My understated favorite of the lot was Cecil B. Demille’s 1927 biopic King of Kings. The film was a beautiful if unorthodox adaptation of the life of Christ. Demille doesContinue reading “GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings”

GUG Review: The Father

Nothing about this year’s Oscars ceremony was surprising. The only minor surprise came in the best performance category. Everyone and their mother assumed Chadwick Bozeman would win Best Actor of posthumously following his tragic passing from cancer last summer. Much to everyone’s surprise, Anthony Hopkins won for his performance in The Father. Anyone who hasContinue reading “GUG Review: The Father”

GUG Book Review: Beowulf

My classics series over at Geeks Under Grace continues to chug along at full speed! Once a month, I’ve been submitting long-form reviews of classic novels and poems including The Illiad and The Space Trilogy. At the moment, I’m in the preliminary research stage for reviews about Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, The Odyssey, Le Morte D’Arthur,Continue reading “GUG Book Review: Beowulf”

Comic Review: Darth Mail: Son of Dathimir (Mini-Series)

Some Spoilers Below for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels I was still a wee lad when Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered in 2008. As a 13 year old, I was the perfect age to get absolutely hooked on the show and I certainly did! I followed it loyally for theContinue reading “Comic Review: Darth Mail: Son of Dathimir (Mini-Series)”

HUMMEL Review: Palm Springs (2020)

I’m not inclined to think that the Groundhog Day scenario is over-played at this point. The basic story over “I’m trapped in the same day over and over again” has been played out numerous times in recent years in films like Edge of Tomorrow and Happy Death Day. That said, it’s a smart premise forContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Palm Springs (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: Greenland (2020)

I don’t usually expect much from Gerard Butler movies. I’ve seen enough of his films like Geostorm, Gods of Egypt and the Has Fallen films to know that he isn’t generally cast for his intense talent as an actor. He’s a human meat-stick. Outside of rare career bright spots like 300, Coriolanus and How toContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Greenland (2020)”

GUG Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

I seem to be on the higher end of critical appraisals for the newest Godzilla film. I’ve enjoyed the entire Monster-Verse so far and I genuinely enjoy classic monster flicks already. Maybe I’m just predisposed to enjoying DUMB monster movies with empty characters and nonsense stories. Then again, I’ve never reviewed the Transformers series andContinue reading “GUG Review: Godzilla vs. Kong”

HUMMEL Review: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The title of Shaka King’s (produced by Ryan Coogler) new film should tell you almost everything you need to know about the moral compass of his new film. In Christianity, Judas has a very specific significance, he was Christ’s traitor who handed him over to the Roman authorizes for a thirty pieces of silver. TheContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)”

GUG Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

It’s been a month now since Justice League premiered on HBO Max. I recently offered my thoughts on the film over at Geeks Under Grace! The movie was an enormous undertaking brought together by fans and a director’s desire to see his artistic vision respected! At the same time, it was also a long winded,Continue reading “GUG Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League”