Review – The Great Outdoors (1988)

Logan and Henry take a family trip to the cabin at the lake with John Candy and Dan Akroyd as they review the 1988 comedy from John Hughes and Howard Deutch, The Great Outdoors. 🏕️🌊🐻

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“A Chicago man and his family go camping with his obnoxious brother-in-law.”

Halloween Kills (2021) – Teaser Trailer Reaction

Logan Myerz shares his thoughts on the new Halloween Kills teaser trailer and the film being pushed back to a October 15th, 2021 release date.

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“The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.”

Review – Eighth Grade (2018)

By Armando Vanegas 

Comedian Bo Burnham’s feature film debut Eighth Grade, a new movie about a young girl going through the last week of eighth grade, will probably make most people’s skin crawl, due to how it manages to hit so close to home depending on one’s personal childhood experiences. But it made this reviewer feel very engaged and invested for just that reason due in part to Burnham’s skills behind the camera. He makes a rather simple slice of life story as convincing enough for someone like its introverted and social media obsessed main character Kayla, played by actress Elsie Fisher. Fisher proves to have a future in movies as her role fits her like a glove. She doesn’t so much announce herself as a star in the making, so much as she quietly nudges to the person next to her and writes it in a note to pass it down the theater aisle. She finds a way to make this character both sympathetic and off-putting, sometimes in the same scene. She makes the moments of her character’s anxiety feel too real and gives a lot of unexpected tension to the proceedings. She also successfully manages to embody the feeling of alienation that one gets from that awkward time in one’s life while struggling to make a connection through social media. This is one of the ways the movie manages to subvert expectations while being more thoughtful and emotionally in-depth than most other coming of age movies.

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Review – Everything Sucks! (2018)

By Armando Vanegas

I don’t usually review TV shows, but I wanted to try something different and Netflix’s Everything Sucks! was something that really stuck with me, so much that I was inspired to write about it and hopefully those of you who read this might want to give it a shot. Everything Sucks!, in a lot of ways, is the show that the trailer sells you with its very 90’s aesthetic, due to the fact that it’s set in 1996. It’s evident in the first two episodes, which are also its weakest. However, they do a good job setting up for the tone, the characters, and the story. But once it figures itself out, it becomes quite an engaging and charming show. The show is about a group of high school kids in Boring, Oregon and how they’re dealing with growing up.

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Classic Review: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


by Armando Vanegas

I don’t think I ever stopped loving Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in all my time on this earth and if I ever change my pick for my all-time favorite movie, please have me checked out at the nearest hospital because my body was most likely taken over by a body snatcher. I admit there was maybe a short window of time where a part of me that wondered if it wasn’t just nostalgia masking what I might have really felt as there was a lengthy amount of time between viewings then. But the truth is as I got older and I finally revisited it, I still had the same amount of fun that I had growing up with it. It’s still as exciting and exuberant as it was the first time. You guys, this movie holds up a lot on repeat viewings.

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