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Logan Van Winkle

Logan Van Winkle is an aspiring film critic born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Since he was a kid, Logan has known two things about himself: He loves movies and he has opinions. A lot of them. Combining those things is his #1 dream in life. Having people actually read those opinions is his second dream.

“On the Count of Three” is a Pitch-Black Comedy – Movie Review

I never expected the Give Me Back My Filet-O-Fish song to make its grand return in 2022, but that’s the magic of the movies. Jerrod Carmichael’s risky comedy, On the Count of Three, is one of the best of the year so far. Refreshingly honest about a serious topic, while maintaining a sense of humor, I …

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Take a Trip to “The Lost City” – Movie Review

It is an unfortunate truth: Hollywood has all but killed the romantic comedy in recent years. Even before Covid began ravaging our world and life as we know it was changed forever, Hollywood stopped producing the same movies that made so much money just a decade before. After Marry Me came out last month, The …

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“Marry Me” is a Rom-Com Throwback – Movie Review

When I first saw the trailer for Marry Me, the newest romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, my first thought was, “Is it 2009?” I truly don’t mean that to sound insulting. It’s just the days of the romantic comedy starring two big names seems so far behind us, even though just 10-15 …

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Top 5 Challenge Formats with Potential

The ever-evolving format of The Challenge keeps its fans coming back for more, season after season. While some reality shows begin to feel stale after a few years on the air, MTV makes sure to keep our favorite one fresh. Sometimes the competitors play as teams, other times as partners, and every once in a …

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Top 5 Survivor 41 Contestants We Want to Return

I know, I know! The season just ended! But you know what? I’m still riding the high of a new Survivor season and this is how it manifests! Survivor 41 has its fair share of fans and detractors. Some people could not get used to the new style of editing or the overabundance of twists. …

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“Swan Song” Asks a Difficult Question – Movie Review

The only thing better than one Mahershala Ali is two. As if making up for the last several years, on behalf of Hollywood, when Ali has only been given supporting roles, Swan Song changes things up. Ali is given the opportunity to act in both a supporting role AND a leading role. How generous. Written …

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“tick, tick… BOOM!” is a Blast – Movie Review

2021 has proven to be the year of the musical and it continues with tick, tick… BOOM! From Broadway adaptations like In the Heights and Dear Evan Hansen to original musicals like Vivo and Annette to whatever the hell Cinderella was, this year has been full of songs and dance. With only two months of …

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“The Harder They Fall” Breathes Life into the Western Genre – Movie Review

Growing up, I saw my fair share of Westerns. It seemed like every time I visited my grandparents or woke up when only my dad was awake on a Sunday, I would be forced have the chance to sit down and watch gun-slinging cowboys with my loved ones. Some were good – I particularly enjoyed …

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Top 50 Best Disney Halloween Movies & Episodes

Halloween is an exciting time of year for everyone! It is the perfect opportunity for families to get together and make some memories. Whether you make those memories at a pumpkin patch, at a cider mill, a corn maze, or even a haunted house, one thing is for certain… When it is all over and …

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“Dear Evan Hansen” is Great, Despite Its Flaws – Movie Review

Dear Evan Hansen, Your movie is going to be better than I thought it would be. It’s going to make me laugh, it is going to make me cringe, and yes, it will even make me cry. I will know that some of the situations are melodramatic. I will know that some of the actors …

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Top 5 Reasons to Love The Challenge’s TJ Lavin

Reality TV hosts are a dying breed. As new shows pop up every week, hosts have been replaced by disembodied narrators or by celebrities who are just there for star power. Gone are the days of Reality TV hosts being famous BECAUSE they are hosts. Of course, every host had to start somewhere and they …

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Top 10 Survivor Contestants We Want on The Challenge

We recently counted down the Top 10 Big Brother Contestants We Want on The Challenge! It only seems right that we do the same for its CBS counterpart: Survivor! It took a little longer for The Challenge to start pulling from Survivor than it did Big Brother. We have only had two seasons since the …

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“Shang-Chi” is a Solid, Yet Familiar Introduction to a New Marvel Hero – Movie Review

After an unintentional two year hiatus from releasing stories theatrically, Marvel is releasing its second movie since July, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The movie that came before, Black Widow, released in July with solid reviews, kicking off the MCU’s Phase 4.  Even though it is the technical start to the new …

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