Reviews written by G.S. Perno

Movie News

Shows

Game News

Reviews

War of the Spark: Forsaken (Book)

The latest novel set in the world of Magic the Gathering picks up where the previous one left off, giving our heroes even more magical troubles, and mysteries, to deal with. Is the return to Ravnica worthwhile? Read my full review to see my full thoughts on the latest fantasy novel release!

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Inside the Epic Return to Thra

Netflix returned fans to the world of Thra earlier this year with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, but this week Insight Editions’ new book reveals how it all came together. Whether you’re a fan of the show, or simply like seeing how big budget shows come together, this is a must have. Come inside for my full review. 

Parasite

Parasite is the very definition of a good movie. Challenging, funny, brutal, entertaining, and expertly assembled. Few movies strike this perfect balance.

Universal Soldier 4K UHD Combo Pack

1992's Universal Soldier hits 4K Ultra HD! Here's our review!
145 results - showing 1 - 10
« 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... »
Ordering
November 10, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
Movies
Captivating and haunting, funny and dire. This film is many (great) things at one.

What's Good: Interesting blend of genres, fascinating characters are well-acted, expert direction, cutting-edge cinematography, beautiful but also startling picture, great twist comes out of nowhere (but makes perfect sense in...

GP
G.S. Perno
November 05, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.0
The Terminator sequel we should have gotten 20 years ago.

The Terminator is back. Again. Like the abominable Terminator itself, Terminator movies keep coming, no matter if we want them or not. While this newest one may not be as...

GP
G.S. Perno
October 29, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
Unrelenting study of man vs. man vs. nature.

What's Good: Incredible black and white photography, haunting cinematography, intense direction, expertly crafted to assault all senses, bold score, passionately acted, haunting tone. What's Bad: Lacks...

GP
G.S. Perno
October 27, 2019 (Updated: October 27, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
Movies
Taika Waititi manages to find charm in an unlikely place.

What's Good: Witty and funny script, overall hilarious film with great sight gags, capable cast brings lots of charm to their roles, story delivers meaningful messages, surprisingly bright and cheery,...

GP
G.S. Perno
September 22, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
4.0
Movies
Amounts to little more than fan service.

What's Good: Seeing your favorite characters back in action again, playing those characters off of some snooty new arrivals, more glitz and glamour, series favorites get more screen time, plays...

GP
G.S. Perno
September 21, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
Movies
Fascinating exploration of deep space and head space.

What's Good: Takes you on an awe-inspiring, yet sentimental journey. Brad Pitt's performance makes it work. Interesting production is equal parts new and familiar. Excellent sound and picture. Disciplined direction....

GP
G.S. Perno
September 15, 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
3.5
Movies
Another novel-to-film adaptation bites the dust.

What's Good: High production values yield an impressive picture, big name stars play their roles well enough, emotional story. What's Bad: Plot does not translate well...

GP
G.S. Perno
July 28, 2019 (Updated: July 29, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
4.0
The golden age of Hollywood is not Tarantino's

What's Good: Another great performance from Leonardo DiCaprio (Brad Pitt isn't bad either), his pairing with Brad Pitt lives up to expectations, fully immersed in the sites and sounds of...

GP
G.S. Perno
July 13, 2019 (Updated: July 13, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
Martial arts satire that hits its mark

What's good: Hilarious script, subversive off-beat approach, great cast with excellent performances, fresh approach to a tired genre, timeless production, creative way to explore a serious topic, unorthodox techniques show...

GP
G.S. Perno
June 15, 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
1.5
Production 
 
2.0
Men In Black should not be back.

What's Good: Silly sci-fi shenanigans, good cast does decent work, genuinely funny, plays homage to the previous films. What's Bad: Not enough creativity in the writing...

GP
G.S. Perno
145 results - showing 1 - 10
« 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... »