WE MISS VHS: ‘Varsity Blues’

One of the films that feels like it should a larger role in pop culture today is “Varsity Blues.” The film is definitely a big one for very portions of the population that loves football, as well as a cross-section of women who just loved Dawson. However, James Van Der Beek aside, it has almost no…

We Miss VHS! A Retrospective Series from We Bought a Blog

As a kid I was spoiled. I’ll admit it. During family vacations, before having an overhead TV and DVD player in your family car was mainstream, my dad had jerry-rigged a portable TV and VCR that allowed me to while away the long hours on car rides. During these trips, I had my go-to movies….

What the Hell is Going in on the Venom Trailer?

There are few things that annoy me more than bad trailers. It usually means one of two things: 1) the people who are marketing the movie don’t know why the movie is good, or 2) the movie is actually bad. There are few movies that get bad trailers and recover from it until way down the…

The Avengers: A Look Back at the MCU

It’s finally time.  By the time some of you read this, you may have already seen the MCU defining “Infinity War.” I, myself, am about to head to the theater to see it. Ove the course of the MCU, there have been many small and big moments that led to Thanos crashing the party on…

Film Review: ‘Ready Player One’ Is Enjoyable, Misses Greatness

Steven Spielberg’s latest movie “Ready Player One” is certainly a crowd-pleaser if we are to go off the reactions of the audience in attendance. As many critics have pointed out, however, that exuberance relies solely on the various IPs and meta-references that take center-stage in the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name….

Review: ‘Annihilation’ Shines Bright

When new directors are coming off highly celebrated films, it’s often tough to follow up with something as insightful. When that first film is “Ex Machina,” a film that was interested small questions like artificial intelligence and what it means to be a human, that follow-up is even more difficult. Yet that is what  Alex Garland was tasked…