Category: Tv & Movies Archives | Dorkadia

Jun
06

Knights of Badassdom: LARPing for Keeps

Let’s get one thing out of the way. For a movie about LARPing, Knights of Badassdom could have gone so wrong. I mean, it does go wrong, but not in the ways you would think. I went into this movie fully expecting the characters to […]

May
30

10 Cloverfield Lane: The Address You’ll Never Leave

Because Bad Robot films are super cereal about insisting that moviegoers avoid spoilers for their films, I’ll put the rest of my spoiler-y review of 10 Cloverfield Lane behind a cut. But first, a frequently asked question: is it necessary to have watched Cloverfield before […]

May
24

Civil War vs. Dawn of Justice: Who Cares??

Let me preface Civil War vs. Dawn of Justice: Who Cares?? with saying that I care about both movies – and have strong opinions about what I feel about both movies! Please don’t let my opinions take away from what […]

May
16

He Never Died: There’s Something About Henry

Jack’s been in a rut lately. He sleeps, gets up, watches TV, sleeps some more, eats dinner at the nearby diner, sleeps, plays bingo and sleeps. Everyone all around him tries to break his routine, from the diner waitress with […]

May
09

Hellboy: Hell is a PG-13 Rating

Let’s get my biggest pet peeve out of the way: Hellboy isn’t as fast-paced as either I or Netflix remembers. When I first saw Hellboy closer to its 2004 release date I found the movie funny and over-the-top, with memorable characters and a great […]

May
02

Pontypool: Unspeakable Words

Small towns. Does anyone really like them, or are they just places to escape from? I grew up in a town of 9,000; it had one stoplight and the McDonald’s grand opening was a big deal. I couldn’t wait to […]

Apr
24

The Voices in My Head

Ryan Reynolds scares me. I know he’s Canadian, and in reality I’m sure he’s a pretty nice guy. After seeing him dismember, decapitate and disembowel people with nary a pause in the recent Deadpool, I thought he made a pretty convincing maniac. […]

Apr
18

Timer: Countdown to Love

It’s always tough for actors when a beloved series ends its run. What do they do afterward? What’s the next project? Should they jump to movies or try for another iconic television role? It was no different for the Buffy the […]

Mar
21

Mockingjay Part 2: Hush Little Baby

Let’s do the math. If Mockingjay: Part 1 and Mockingjay Part: 2 were one film, it’d have a running time of 260 minutes, nearly four-and-a-half hours of material. If you’re the director and want to make a single movie, what do you cut? Where do […]

Mar
07

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Silliness

Blame bad timing. Stuck in development hell for five years, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released a week before fellow dev. hell project Deadpool. While the latter movie has smashed all records for an R-rated superhero flick, the former has yet to make back […]

Feb
24

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 13, Finale

Warning: Spoiler-y Spoilers As I’m writing my final thoughts on Season One of Jessica Jones, it’s the end of January and the show has just been picked up for a second season. While I didn’t slow watch the whole show, neither […]

Feb
12

Deadpool – The Dorkadia movie review

I’m just going to come out and say it: Deadpool is a role made for Ryan Reynolds. Again. But this time with talking. The merc with a mouth finally gets his reckoning after the atrocity that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. […]

Feb
10

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 11

For all the intensity Jessica Jones puts out, there are episodes that feature more stillness than most. Chances where the story gets the chance to breathe and we’re shown a little more about the characters than we knew before, through flashbacks. Episode […]

Feb
03

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 10

I know I’ve been harping on the intensity of the last several Jessica Jones episodes, but with good reason, I feel. From episode 7 on Jessica’s attempts to catch Kilgrave and make him confess to his crimes have put Jessica her friends, […]

Jan
27

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 9

Once the gloves come off, they stay off, at least in Jessica Jones’ world. Episode 9 “AKA Sin Bin” takes the intensity of the last few episodes and ramps it up a notch. By the end of Episode 8, the […]

Jan
20

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 8

It finally happened. Eight episodes in and Jessica Jones finally calls the trauma she suffered at Kilgrave’s hands what it was: rape. Only Kilgrave doesn’t see it that way. When we last left Jessica Jones, she was walking into her own private […]

Jan
13

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 7

This episode changes everything. Jessica Jones episode 7 “AKA Top Shelf Perverts” is the proverbial point of no return. This episode isn’t for the squeamish. It contains violent foreshadowing (and its results), blood, threats, decapitation, more threats, and general ickiness. David Tennant […]

Jan
06

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 6

I must admit, I took a break from watching Jessica Jones. While it’s some of the best television currently out there, it’s too dark for the holiday season. Too bleak. Too depressing. I watched lighter fare instead, like A Very Murray Christmas and Barbie: Life […]

Dec
18

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Spoiler-free)

Having now seen Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, I’m left wondering how in the world I could possibly write a spoiler-free review. The first thing I really need to say is that it’s actually worth watching. After an unfortunate […]

Dec
16

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 5

It must be the timing, or lack thereof, that gives Marvel its villain problem. With the exception of Loki, all of Marvel’s movie villains have failed to bring the sense of fear and dread that Wilson Fisk did in Daredevil. Vincent […]

Dec
09

Not Binging Jessica Jones: Episode 4

The deeper into our non-binge of Jessica Jones, the more we’re drawn into her world, and the more we learn to feel what she feels. After the reveal of the last episode, we know that Kilgrave has had one of his […]