Rough Night (2017) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern I didn’t laugh out loud once during this movie. A few chuckles, but nothing serious. Walking in, I expected—as was advertised in the trailer—a Weekend At Bernie’s-style comedy. Walking out…well, that’s a different story. I’ll include a link to the trailer below, and also to a video uploaded by heavy-weight YouTube reviewer and… Read more »

BLTD Podcast #106 – The Draftcast

Follow @BJWilsonWGR Follow @wolfebltd A busy week of hockey is ahead of us, which means it is time to take a look at what might happen! Brayton Wilson and Ryan Wolfe get together on the 106th episode of the BLTD Podcast to discuss the Buffalo Sabres’ hiring of Phil Housley as head coach, the upcoming… Read more »

It Comes At Night (2017) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern A24 is the new gold standard for independent horror-thrillers, hands down. Like their critically-acclaimed 2015 film, The Witch (stylized, The VVitch), this film is beautifully-shot. The filmmakers chose to focus on chiaroscuro (low-key lighting that causes a lot of a shot to be engulfed in shadow and darkness), and use slow-tracks and long-shot… Read more »

The Mummy (2017) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern Properties based on properties based on properties. This is the future of Hollywood, folks—the endless recycling of once-popular titles for a new generation, because we’ve (for the most part) run out of new and creative ideas. Within our lifetime, both Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings may fall victim to this… Read more »

2017 NBA Finals Preview: Clash of the Titans – Part III

Follow @9pointplay For the third time in as many years, the Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. This was the expected outcome from the moment last season ended, despite the fact that a third consecutive matchup has never happened before. The Cavs retained the best player in the world,… Read more »

Baywatch (2017) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern Paramount just loves to throw their cash around. Sure, they can afford it; with such flagship franchises as my beloved Transformers—and their celluloid juggernaut director, Michael Bay—the studio couldn’t care less if a film they put out is a critical canner or not. As long as people flock to see their movies, it’s… Read more »

BLTD Podcast #105 – The Antipincast

Follow @BJWilsonWGR Follow @wolfebltd Brayton Wilson and Ryan Wolfe are back to discuss the Buffalo Sabres (finally) signing KHL free agent defenseman Victor Antipin. The guys also discuss the firing of Dan Lambert and how the organization can replace him to restore the synergy between Buffalo and Rochester. Being days away from the Stanley Cup… Read more »

Special Event Review – Samurai Jack (2017)

Follow @theREELevankern **WARNING: Some spoilers to follow! Catch the season five recap marathon this Saturday, May 27th, at 11/10c, on Cartoon Network.** Series reboots—like movie sequels—are hard, especially for beloved series or ones that’ve been absent for a period of years. Sometimes, they hits their mark; other times, they’re just trying to capitalize on a… Read more »

The Wall (2017) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern War movies are hit-and-miss with me. I haven’t seen Saving Private Ryan all the way through (don’t judge me…). I loved American Sniper—it’s a story that, I think, needed to be told. The Patriot is a good one—an annual watch, like James Cameron’s Titanic—if a bit far-fetched, but that’s just how Roland Emmerich… Read more »

The Circle (2017) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern Based upon a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers, The Circle tries too hard to tackle contemporary social issues—concerning personal privacy and the boundaries of the internet—and fails. Unlike the book—which, in my research, seems to follow more of an “underdog story” arc, concerning protagonist, Mae Holland—the film is so very up-front with the… Read more »

  • Rough Night (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern I didn’t laugh out loud once during this movie. A few chuckles, but nothing serious. Walking in, I expected—as was advertised in the trailer—a Weekend At Bernie’s-style comedy. Walking out…well, that’s a different story. I’ll include a link to the trailer below, and also to a video uploaded by heavy-weight YouTube reviewer and… Read more »

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  • BLTD Podcast #106 – The Draftcast

    Follow @BJWilsonWGR Follow @wolfebltd A busy week of hockey is ahead of us, which means it is time to take a look at what might happen! Brayton Wilson and Ryan Wolfe get together on the 106th episode of the BLTD Podcast to discuss the Buffalo Sabres’ hiring of Phil Housley as head coach, the upcoming… Read more »

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    Posted on June 18, 2017 by
  • It Comes At Night (2017)

    It Comes At Night (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern A24 is the new gold standard for independent horror-thrillers, hands down. Like their critically-acclaimed 2015 film, The Witch (stylized, The VVitch), this film is beautifully-shot. The filmmakers chose to focus on chiaroscuro (low-key lighting that causes a lot of a shot to be engulfed in shadow and darkness), and use slow-tracks and long-shot… Read more »

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    Posted on June 14, 2017 by
  • The Mummy (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Properties based on properties based on properties. This is the future of Hollywood, folks—the endless recycling of once-popular titles for a new generation, because we’ve (for the most part) run out of new and creative ideas. Within our lifetime, both Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings may fall victim to this… Read more »

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    Posted on June 12, 2017 by
  • 2017 NBA Finals Preview: Clash of the Titans – Part III

    Follow @9pointplay For the third time in as many years, the Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. This was the expected outcome from the moment last season ended, despite the fact that a third consecutive matchup has never happened before. The Cavs retained the best player in the world,… Read more »

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    Posted on June 1, 2017 by
  • Baywatch (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Paramount just loves to throw their cash around. Sure, they can afford it; with such flagship franchises as my beloved Transformers—and their celluloid juggernaut director, Michael Bay—the studio couldn’t care less if a film they put out is a critical canner or not. As long as people flock to see their movies, it’s… Read more »

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    Posted on May 31, 2017 by
  • BLTD Podcast #105 – The Antipincast

    Follow @BJWilsonWGR Follow @wolfebltd Brayton Wilson and Ryan Wolfe are back to discuss the Buffalo Sabres (finally) signing KHL free agent defenseman Victor Antipin. The guys also discuss the firing of Dan Lambert and how the organization can replace him to restore the synergy between Buffalo and Rochester. Being days away from the Stanley Cup… Read more »

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    Posted on May 28, 2017 by
  • Special Event Review – Samurai Jack (2017)

    Follow @theREELevankern **WARNING: Some spoilers to follow! Catch the season five recap marathon this Saturday, May 27th, at 11/10c, on Cartoon Network.** Series reboots—like movie sequels—are hard, especially for beloved series or ones that’ve been absent for a period of years. Sometimes, they hits their mark; other times, they’re just trying to capitalize on a… Read more »

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    Posted on May 22, 2017 by
  • The Wall (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern War movies are hit-and-miss with me. I haven’t seen Saving Private Ryan all the way through (don’t judge me…). I loved American Sniper—it’s a story that, I think, needed to be told. The Patriot is a good one—an annual watch, like James Cameron’s Titanic—if a bit far-fetched, but that’s just how Roland Emmerich… Read more »

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    Posted on May 16, 2017 by
  • The Circle (2017) – Film Review

    Follow @theREELevankern Based upon a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers, The Circle tries too hard to tackle contemporary social issues—concerning personal privacy and the boundaries of the internet—and fails. Unlike the book—which, in my research, seems to follow more of an “underdog story” arc, concerning protagonist, Mae Holland—the film is so very up-front with the… Read more »

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    Posted on May 3, 2017 by