Author: Bill Watters

About Bill Watters

Games programmer by day, geek culture and fandom writer by night. You'll find me writing most often about tv and movies with a healthy side dose of the goings-on around the convention and fandom scene.

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We Got One! Signourney Weaver Returns as "Ghostbusters" Dana Barrett

We Got One! Sigourney Weaver Returns as “Ghostbusters” Dana Barrett

As if we weren’t already excited for the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel from Jason Reitman, now we’re entirely on board. In a recent interview with Parade, Sigourney Weaver dropped word that she is in fact going to reprise her role from the original two films as Dana Barrett. When asked if she was looking forward to […]

"Dune" Casting, Feyd Harkonnen Spotted on IMDb, Vanishes

“Dune” Casting of Feyd Harkonnen Spotted on IMDb, then Vanishes

As the cast continues to fill out for the 2020 reboot of Frank Herbert’s Dune, one of the sharp-eyed readers of DuneFan2020 twitter account noticed that none other than Ready Player One star Tye Sherian had appeared credited to play the part of Feyd Rautha Harkonnen. Fans of the 1984 David Lynch version of the […]

American Princess

Renaissance Faires FINALLY Get Love in Lifetime’s “American Princess” [Review]

I’m going to be entirely candid and admit that I’d initially sat down to hate-watch Lifetime’s new “American Princess“. Written and directed by Jamie Denbo,  the experience that I wound up with was being entirely charmed. The series is a variation on the fish out of water story with Amanda Klein (played by Georgia Flood) […]

‘Rocketman’ Soars With Warts and All Elton John Story [Review]

After 2018's biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, it seems that it's time for retrospectives looking into the lives and careers of some of the late 20th-century musical icons. However where  Rhapsody was a super-sanitized and wildly fictionalized account of Mercury's career, the new Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as the similarly unique Elton John, is a fantasy-laced full-bore musical that carries far more truth and energy than it's predecessor. 

Mike Dougherty's Quote About 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Is EVERYTHING We Wanted to Hear

‘Godzilla’ is Like ‘Avengers’ but with Kaiju and Pesky Humans [Review]

So, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is one of those movies that every genre fan wishes would come along. Unfortunately, as every Dungeons & Dragons player knows who came across a way to get a wish – it needs to be carefully spelled out, otherwise you’re likely to get something that’s not quite what you’d […]

Everyone’s a Critic: How do Ratings and Reviews Work?

I’ve been often asked about what my review rating scores mean. What’s a 6 vs a 7? Is a 5 a recommend thing or not? Why are critics so negative all the time? I wanted to take some time this holiday weekend to come up with some of my own answers to the questions. One […]

'Aladdin' Gets its Wish of Being Enjoyable, Even if it Can't Escape its Origins [Review]

‘Aladdin’ Grants Wish of Being Enjoyable, But Can’t Escape Origins [Review]

It’s become clear with the changing of the content landscape that Disney has long since abandoned hope of doing what’d it had done for nearly a century – re-releasing their classic films every few years to bring in another round of box office revenues. So instead of still having the originals, we’re stuck with their […]

James Gunn's 'Brightburn' Asks: What if Clark Kent Grew Up Evil? [Review]

‘Brightburn’ Asks: What if Clark Kent Grew Up Evil? [Review]

Leave it to Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn to produce a tight little thriller like ‘Brightburn‘. Written by James’ brother Mark and cousin Brian, they take the classic origin story of Clark Kent/Superman, and throw it into a spin that would make Quentin Tarantino proud. It’s wicked, graphically violent, and perfectly solid way to […]

Stanley Kubrick's Classic of Horror, 'The Shining' is Getting a Full 4K Remaster

Stanley Kubrick’s Horror Classic ‘The Shining’ Getting a Full 4K Remaster

Whenever studios actually go through their back catalog of classic films and do a proper remastering from the original film stock with a 4K scan to a 4K Ultra-HD disc, the results are almost always outstanding. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be delivering an early Halloween present to fans of Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick […]



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‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’ is Cute and Enjoyable, but Never Evolves [Review]

It’s been with trepidation that fans of Pokémon have been awaiting the arrival of the first live-action adaptation of the mega-franchise to the big screen. From the first images of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’s screen-version of Pikachu as a furry and learning that it would be Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds giving the little yellow guy his […]

FAN EXPO Dallas Memorializes Peter Mayhew with Panel and Guest Table

Peter Mayhew Memorial Panel, Guest Table from FAN EXPO Dallas

With the recent news of Peter Mayhew‘s passing, fans worldwide were left in shock and mourning for the Star Wars actor. This May the 4th weekend, Peter had been scheduled to appear at FAN EXPO Dallas as one of the celebrity guests. Show producers had to quickly decide how to handle the loss and give […]

Game of Thrones: The Long Night - Once Again so Good but also Anticlimactic [Review]

‘Game of Thrones’ “The Long Night”: Good, But Robbed of Climax [Review]

So we’re now into Game of Thrones’ season eight, and after tonight’s episode “The Long Night,” there are only three left. That means every minute counts. Every time there’s a quiet moment between characters, it needs to mean something, and needs to be building to something that will be the big payoff for having watched […]


‘Hellboy’ is a Good Film Trapped in the Body of a Terrible One [Review]

Any horror fan has seen at least one or two films where a possessed human fights against monsters to keep them under control and contained within them (it’s that whole good vs. evil within us metaphor for beginners); unfortunately it’s also a perfect analog to the new reboot of ‘Hellboy‘. Somewhere inside is a really […]


‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Slays in the Best of Ways [Review]

It was back in 2014 that Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi brought their small-budget indie film, What We Do In The Shadows, to Sundance. Their unique spin on a spoof of MTV’s venerable Real World format of a documentary crew following around a set of housemates and chronicling their mundane dramas was novel by its […]