All posts by Kelly Konda

Grew up obsessing over movies and TV shows. Worked in a video store. Minored in film at college because my college didn't offer a film major. Worked in academia for a while. Have been freelance writing and running this blog since 2013.

Examination of a Box Office Bomb: Life Itself

You’ve seen Life Itself before. Well, actually, you probably haven’t. The tragedy porn drama from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman just suffered one of the worst opening weekends ($2.1m) for any movie debuting in […]

I Just Finished My Binge of Netflix’s Maniac. I Have Some Thoughts.

After its first two episodes, I was entranced by Maniac’s oddball charm, but fearful it might ultimately succumb to style over substance-related sins. Having finished the entire series, how do I feel now? For anyone […]

My Nephew’s Review of The House With a Clock in Its Walls

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a family-friendly horror film aimed more at kids than adults. I saw it yesterday with my nephew, and this review is based on what he told […]

Assassination Nation Review: They Do Warn You

Like few other films in recent memory, Assassination Nation at least warns you of what you’ve signed up for. Odessa Young’s opening narration and director Sam Levinson’s quick-cut montage straight-up tells/shows us there’s going to […]

My Reaction to Maniac’s First Two Episodes

Is this just going to be another Legion? That’s the question I’ve had with Maniac from the moment Netflix released the first mind-bending trailer. It’s a show set in a mental institution. It uses the […]

7 MCU Characters Who Could Get Their Own Show on Disney’s Streaming Service

Disney apparently found some spare millions in its couch seat cushions and is planning on throwing it at producing several Marvel Cinematic Universe-related TV shows for its new streaming service. Loki and Scarlet Witch are […]

Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel & Female Superhero Movies – There Were None. Now There’s Two. And We’re Not Done.

“There were none. Now there’s one. And, so, we’re done,” sang Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson from the stage of the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles at last night’s 70th Emmy Awards. It was […]

Disney Was Right to Choose Mary Poppins Returns Over Solo As Its Big Christmas Movie This Year

For the past three years, a Disney-backed property launched during the Christmas movie season on the way to blockbuster results. This year will technically be no different. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns is set to premiere […]

Netflix Review: The Keeping Hours Uses a Ghost Story to Heal Emotional Wounds

Lee Pace in Halt and Catch Fire Joe MacMillan mode? Carrie Coon channeling some of that Leftovers grieving parent drama? I’m sold. Roll the movie, Netflix device. (90 minutes later) Well, that was an emotional […]

The Predator Review: At Least the Music Sounds Great

Um… You know how… [Say something nice!] I guess… [Just think of something. Anything. The Predator is one of your favorite action films of all time. You own all three Predator films on Blu-Ray. And […]