How King Kong First Fought Godzilla – ScreenHub Entertainment

The upcoming action epic Godzilla vs. Kong is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The fourth entry in the Legendary Monsterverse pits the two cinematic legends against each other in what promises to be a worldwide brawl, but this isn’t the first time Godzilla and King Kong have butted heads. The rich histories of both icons have crossed paths before, resulting in … Continue reading How King Kong First Fought Godzilla – ScreenHub Entertainment

Why Games Based on ‘Aliens’ Miss the Point – ScreenHub Entertainment

A new game based on the Alien series always seems to spark a lot of interest, and Aliens: Fireteam is no exception. Many have expressed excitement and enthusiasm for this latest shooter inspired by the 1986 science fiction classic. I share in that excitement as I’m every bit as open to a fun shooter as everyone else, but at the same time can’t help but … Continue reading Why Games Based on ‘Aliens’ Miss the Point – ScreenHub Entertainment

Maidens & Maniacs: Female Empowerment in the Slasher Genre – ScreenHub Entertainment

Since the slasher sub-genre of horror films exploded into cinemas in the late ’70s, many critics have attacked the genre as being sexist against women. Films like Halloween, Friday the 13th and others are often labelled as misogynistic morality tales that punish those living their lives freely, and only reward the so-called “good girls” with their lives. This is a tune sang by many of … Continue reading Maidens & Maniacs: Female Empowerment in the Slasher Genre – ScreenHub Entertainment

Beginner Film Theory: What to Expect from a Community Movie – ScreenHub Entertainment

Since its re-release on Netflix, the cult sitcom Community has found a second life, recapturing old fans, bringing in new ones, and reviving the old discussion of just when will we get a Community movie? Early on in the show’s run, meta shaman Abed Nadir states that the ideal length for any television series is six seasons and a movie. The final episode of Community … Continue reading Beginner Film Theory: What to Expect from a Community Movie – ScreenHub Entertainment

‘Challenger’ Takes Viewers Back to a National Tragedy – ScreenHub Entertainment

Of the series that was launched on Netflix last year, few possessed the potency of Challenger: The Final Flight. For those who grew up after the Challenger tragedy, it might be easy to not understand just what this ill-fated flight meant to the United States and the world. What Challenger does superbly well is it places the viewer back in the 1980s and takes them … Continue reading ‘Challenger’ Takes Viewers Back to a National Tragedy – ScreenHub Entertainment

What ‘Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer’ Gets Right About True Crime – ScreenHub Entertainment

There’s no doubt about it. People are fascinated by their predators. Whether it be monsters from mythology or the real-life terrors of serial murderers, people seem to have a strange curiosity about what, or who wants to kill us. For this reason, the true-crime genre remains very popular amongst the American public, and Netflix has produced several notable titles. With such works as The Bundy … Continue reading What ‘Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer’ Gets Right About True Crime – ScreenHub Entertainment

The Spell of ‘Midsommar’ – ScreenHub Entertainment

Though a relative newcomer to the genre, Ari Aster is already one of the most accomplished and effective horror filmmakers of his generation. Midsommar, his sophomore effort into the genre, is a truly bizarre and memorable experience that tells of a group of friends falling into the clutches of a Pagan cult in Sweden. Reminiscent of such classics as The Wicker Man, Midsommar takes the … Continue reading The Spell of ‘Midsommar’ – ScreenHub Entertainment

How Kurosawa Made Star Wars – ScreenHub Entertainment

This piece was written by Eric Hanson and Sean Gallagher. In a far off village, a group of peasants have been besieged by a band of violent marauders. Hopelessly outmatched and unable to strategize, they enlist the help of a warrior turned mercenary. The mercenary, knowing they can’t defeat the marauders alone, decides to seek additional help, bringing together several other fighters as they prepare … Continue reading How Kurosawa Made Star Wars – ScreenHub Entertainment

The Tragedy of Jason Voorhees – ScreenHub Entertainment

Even the most charitable opinions of the Friday the 13th series write it off as an enjoyable camp with little substance. I don’t fault the series for this as Friday the 13th never aspired to be anything more than straightforward genre fun. In many ways, it has already exceeded that goal, still going strong after 40 years even with its relatively simple formula. I’m a … Continue reading The Tragedy of Jason Voorhees – ScreenHub Entertainment

No Maniac, No Problem: Why ‘Halloween III’ Is Great – ScreenHub Entertainment

1982 saw the release of one of the most reviled films of its time, the highly anticipated third entry in John Carpenter’s Halloween series. Halloween III: Season of the Witch had nothing to do with series’ villain, Michael Myers, and left audiences feeling betrayed and tricked. Is Halloween III really a bad movie, or could it have been a new beginning for a series that … Continue reading No Maniac, No Problem: Why ‘Halloween III’ Is Great – ScreenHub Entertainment