HUMMEL Review: Snake Eyes – GI Joe Origins

I don’t care about the GI Joe brand. I wasn’t an ‘80s kid and therefore I have no nostalgia for it as an entertainment franchise. I’d previously tried watching the first of the two big blockbuster GI Joe films and I didn’t get halfway through it without getting immensely bored. My only interest in thisContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Snake Eyes – GI Joe Origins”

HUMMEL Review: Pig (2021)

I was not expecting a Nic Cage movie to be among this year’s best movies but nowadays I don’t expect a lot of things from film. Post 2019, it’s very hard to depend on Hollywood to deliver much very promptly. Regardless, it was inevitable that we’d get another one of Nic Cage’s WEIRD movies. He’sContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Pig (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

If classic cinema teaches us anything it’s that the lives of enigmatic people can’t easily be summed up simply or easily. This is specifically true in the case of people who die enigmatic deaths. Charles Foster Kane has his rosebud but the truth and meaning of that secret died with him. I suspect the sameContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”

HUMMEL Review: Tom and Jerry (2021)

I genuinely thought we were past this phase of cinema… I really wish we were and yet this film just got plopped down in front of us like we haven’t already gone through a dozen variations on his horror show… The “CGI animal hanging out with real actors” genre has never been cool. It wasn’tContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Tom and Jerry (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Nobody (2021)

I’ve wondered for a while now which of the two John Wick directors would go on to have a more productive career: Chad Stahelsku or David Leitch. Both men collaborated on the first John Wick film after a long career working as stunt coordinators on dozens of blockbusters including The Crow, The Matrix, 300, CaptainContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Nobody (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Tread (2020)

It’s hard not to watch a documentary like Tread and consider the socio-political connotations that the movie is perpetuating. Of course, that’s the case with a real life tragedy like that which beset the small Colorado town in the infamous “Killdozer” incident in 2004. The spectacle was caused by a rampage by a local aggrievedContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Tread (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: Woman in the Window (2021)

I’m not familiar with AJ Finn’s 2018 novel of the same name as the film that just go released this year. I’m aware is somewhat along the lines of recent lurid female-centric thriller novels like Girl on the Train or Gone Girl but beyond that I approached the film mostly blind. My primarily interest inContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Woman in the Window (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: A Quiet Place – Part II

John Krasinski really broke out into the mainstream in an major way in 2018 with his directorial debut A Quiet Place. While not necessarily the most original or logical film in the world, it was one heck of a display of his dramatic bonafides that immediately raised him to a place of distinction among aContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: A Quiet Place – Part II”

COSMO – Building an UN-woke Children’s Library

If 2020 has taught me anything, its that the best way to ensure I raise happy, healthy, independent, resilient children is to commit to homeschooling. There are advantages and disadvantages to this commitment, which I won’t be going into detail here. I recognize it as an all-consuming task; in order to be successful, it willContinue reading “COSMO – Building an UN-woke Children’s Library”

GUG Review: Roe vs Wade

I’ve mostly given up on “Christian” movies. The genre is mostly empty and vapid with very little challenging or emotionally honest work coming out of the genre out of the past two decades. Then again, most directors don’t reach out to you specifically to review their film by request. The movie’s writer/producer/director specifically reached outContinue reading “GUG Review: Roe vs Wade”