10 Post-Apocalyptic Movies You Should Watch While Quarantined

Welcome to the end of times! Humanity has had a good ride, right? I mean if you forget centuries of enslavement of other humans, the poisoning of the planet to the point of turning Earth into one spicy meatball, and just teency-weency bit of genocide here and there, humanity has been pretty ok. At leastContinue reading “10 Post-Apocalyptic Movies You Should Watch While Quarantined”

The Invisible Man (2020) – Movie Review

Loosely based on the 1897 novella of the same name by H. G. Wells and a pseudo-remake of the 1933 science-fiction thriller, “The Invisible Man” is a horror vehicle helmed by Leigh Whannell, the legendary creator of “Saw” of “Insidious”. However, if you are more like me and had no idea about this film’s connectionsContinue reading “The Invisible Man (2020) – Movie Review”

10 Problems with the Writing of the Star Wars Sequels

If there is one piece of common knowledge about myself that is in the public sphere, it is that I fancy myself a fan of the Star Wars franchise. But, it is no secret that I am not a fan of the new Star Wars trilogy. However, I often feel that objective criticism gets drownedContinue reading “10 Problems with the Writing of the Star Wars Sequels”

Shut Up Zach! Presents: The Best of the Decade – The 2000s

2000 – 2009 After doing my previous “Best of the Decade” list for the 2010s, I was inspired to give other decades their due. The 2000s is the only other decade that I have been alive for its entirety, even if only turned 5 in 2000. I had to do a decent amount of researchContinue reading “Shut Up Zach! Presents: The Best of the Decade – The 2000s”

Downhill (2020) – Movie Review

“And I looked, and behold, pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him.” Yay, for I have now stared into the vast ether of the universe and for the first time, I truly comprehended just how alone we all are. The folly of man is knowing we have the ability withoutContinue reading “Downhill (2020) – Movie Review”

Birds of Prey (2020) – Movie Review

The 2010s were concluded with a year of some of the comic book genre’s strongest showings in film. To no one’s surprise, Marvel kept up their torrid pace by putting out multiple films that eclipsed a billion at the box office, including “Avengers: Endgame” which became the highest-grossing film of all-time. But what is unexpected,Continue reading “Birds of Prey (2020) – Movie Review”

Shut Up Zach! Presents: The Zachademy Awards! – Winners

Biggest Winners “The Lighthouse” – 3 Wins for Best Picture , Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography “1917” – 3 Wins for Best Editing , Best Sound Editing , Best Sound Mixing “The Farewell” – 2 Wins for Best Director , Best Actress in a Supporting Role “Little Women” – 2 Wins forContinue reading “Shut Up Zach! Presents: The Zachademy Awards! – Winners”

2020 Oscar Predictions

Today is the day! I am already on record that I disagree with a large portion of the nominees this year, so this is more of a reluctant task than in years past. I cannot grasp how we have had a year in film as strong as the one we had and yet we continueContinue reading “2020 Oscar Predictions”

1917 (2019) – Movie Review

Films about war occupy a very special niche in our culture. For generations, soldiers subjected to military service have seen the worst of humanity while their own lives were sacrificed at the behest of governments dictating world conflicts with virtually no regard for the people sent to fight for them. It is through the mediumContinue reading “1917 (2019) – Movie Review”