Amanda Ripley Goes to College: Why 'Alien: Isolation' Novel Fails – ScreenHub Entertainment

Those who follow us are aware of my ever so modest love of Alien: Isolation. Following years of disappointing misfires, Isolation recaptured the feeling of watching the original Alien on VHS for the first time. So when news broke that the 2013 masterpiece was being adapted into a novel, it quickly became one of my most anticipated books of the year. Sadly, in spite of … Continue reading Amanda Ripley Goes to College: Why 'Alien: Isolation' Novel Fails – ScreenHub Entertainment

'Knives Out' Cuts To The Funny Bone – ScreenHub Entertainment

It’s rare for a movie like Knives Out to live up to the star power of its ensemble, but then again, Knives Out is a rare movie. The movie is very much in the same category of such works as Clue: The Movie, but rather than being derivative, Knives Out manages to stay unique, spinning a darkly comical tale about a dysfunctional family self destructing … Continue reading 'Knives Out' Cuts To The Funny Bone – ScreenHub Entertainment

Jump To PC Proves Big Win For 'Halo' – ScreenHub Entertainment

Since its 2001 debut, the Halo series has become one of the most iconic video game franchises in history. For a long time however, the series has remained exclusively on the X Box. While some spinoff titles, like the strategy based Halo Wars could be found on PC, no entry in the main saga has seen the outside of the Microsoft owned console since the … Continue reading Jump To PC Proves Big Win For 'Halo' – ScreenHub Entertainment

The Sad Clown: How ‘Joker’ Empathizes With Poverty – ScreenHub Entertainment

If art reflects the time in which it’s made, then Joker may be one of the most timely films made in recent years. In an era of cynicism and hopelessness, Joker taps into deep-rooted anger that’s rapidly spreading all over the world as inequality and global upheaval seems to only be getting worse. The early 70s were a similar time, with America still entrenched in … Continue reading The Sad Clown: How ‘Joker’ Empathizes With Poverty – ScreenHub Entertainment

How ‘The Lighthouse’ Torments Its Audience – ScreenHub Entertainment

From the opening shot, The Lighthouse is an exercise in psychological torment. This is hardly a detriment to the film. It’s an unpleasant experience, but this is by design. In a superb example of both filmmaking and storytelling, Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson’s new film employs numerous tricks of the trade to torture its audience as much as possible, thereby creating a constant feeling of … Continue reading How ‘The Lighthouse’ Torments Its Audience – ScreenHub Entertainment

Will ‘Halloween Kills’ Take Place on the Same Night as ‘Halloween 2018? – ScreenHub Entertainment

Many fascinating details have come forward since the announcement of David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween sequels. Picking up in the same continuity as the 2018 film, both Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends will not only feature the return of some of the series’ most memorable characters, but might also boast an interesting reference to the second installment. It’s possible that all three of Green’s films … Continue reading Will ‘Halloween Kills’ Take Place on the Same Night as ‘Halloween 2018? – ScreenHub Entertainment

Halloween II vs. Halloween 2018 – ScreenHub Entertainment

Since its release, David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel has earned critical acclaim for being perhaps the best follow up to John Carpenter’s 1978 original. For the longest time, that title was held by Rick Rosenthal’s Halloween II, the highly successful 1981 follow up that took place on the same night as the original. Halloween II continues the saga of the 1978 film. Picking up moments … Continue reading Halloween II vs. Halloween 2018 – ScreenHub Entertainment

How ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Urges Questioning of Traditions – ScreenHub Entertainment

Most great works of fiction have at least one topical element to them, and Netflix’ The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is one of them. Since its release, this stunning prequel to Jim Henson’s cult classic has joined the ranks of some of the greatest fantasies ever written, due in no small part to its world and characters built on the Muppet creator’s legacy. Apart … Continue reading How ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Urges Questioning of Traditions – ScreenHub Entertainment

How Netflix’s ‘The Dark Crystal’ Improves on Henson’s Film – ScreenHub Entertainment

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is quickly becoming the latest streaming blockbuster on Netflix. Since its release, the Henson Company helmed dark fantasy has garnered almost universal acclaim by both new fans, and old admirers of the 1982 film that spawned it. However, I’d go a step further and say that the show not only captured the essence of the original film but also … Continue reading How Netflix’s ‘The Dark Crystal’ Improves on Henson’s Film – ScreenHub Entertainment