Tuesday, December 30, 2014


The penultimate episode in our holiday series features the least appreciated entry in the franchise, Alien Resurrection. Nick also rewatched Goodfellas and Tim Burton's Batman, and Drew gives his opinion on a new Ridley Scott film, Exodus: Gods and Kings.

Click "Read more" for our final episode in the Alien series.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Man, what a stellar year in film. It's kind of amazing how many absolute knockouts we had this year. It's so astounding that I found myself incapable of ranking a Top Ten or even Fifteen list for the year. There are even films I'm leaving out that I genuinely liked (for the record: X-Men: Days of Future Past (my review), Hercules (yup), Birdman (my review), Interstellar (you get the idea), Neighbors, and Witching & Bitching) that just didn't stack up to a lot of other stuff I saw this year. As of this writing, these are my top twenty films of the year. The top ten will actually have some consideration taken into their rank, but the others are not in any particular order, so just because Captain America: The Winter Solider is my #20 entry doesn't mean I liked it the least. If there isn't a movie on here that you think should be, it means I either didn't see it or didn't like it quite as much as you. And keep in mind that these are the movies I enjoyed the most, not the "best" (whatever the hell that means) films of the year. Is Boyhood more monumental than John Wick? Yeah, but that doesn't mean my personal experience watching Boyhood was as impacting or enjoyable as my viewing of John Wick was. It's all subjective, so enough prefacing! On with the list!

Some SPOILERS may occur, because I don't like censoring myself when talking about movies. Snape kills Dumbledore.

Monday, December 15, 2014

THE DREW REVIEWS PODCAST - EPISODE 12: Chestbursters Roasting on an Open Fire - ALIEN³

Our holiday series continues with David Fincher's divisive entry, Alien³. Nick also rekindles his love for the original Star Wars trilogy, and Drew gushes about his love of The Babadook.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: THE BABADOOK Is A Powerful and Dark Family Drama That Also Happens To Be A Horror Film

One of the key elements in The Exorcist's effectiveness is that the film takes itself completely seriously. It approaches the material from a dramatic viewpoint first, and then finds the horror within those situations. The same can be said of The Babadook, a film that understands the value of its characters and their story. By doing so, it infuses the horrific aspects of the film ten-fold, instead of most movies that rely on their scares to create drama. However, it doesn't hurt that the horror elements are equally impressive.

Monday, December 1, 2014

THE DREW REVIEWS PODCAST - EPISODE 10: Chestbursters Roasting on an Open Fire - ALIEN

We're celebrating the season with everybody's favorite intergalactic monster by talking about the Alien franchise (no AVP flicks, sorry!) for the rest of the month. In this episode, we shower praise on the first film in the series, Drew talks about Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, and Nick gets caught up with Marvel Phase Two.