Kristofer Jenson

Contributing writer to C-Ville Weekly. Associate Film Editor of DigBoston. Host of Spoilerpiece Theatre.

The funny-not-funny scenes in IT Chapter Two do more to confuse the plot than lighten the moment. Image courtesy Warner Bros.

Clown downer: IT Chapter Two is not very scary or funny

The problem that has always plagued adaptations of Stephen King’s IT is that the two halves—kids and grown-ups—are not equally interesting. Nostalgic coming-of-age tales of scary monsters and friendship are inherently more engaging than 40-somethings with bad memories. Chapter One put us in the shoes of teens navigating the treacherous waters of growing up while […]

The action-packed Godzilla: King of the Monsters brings the summer blockbuster season roaring to life. WARNER BROS

Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps previous beasts

As other non-Marvel cinematic universes either crumble (Dark Universe), or limp along on life support between occasional jolts of excitement (DCEU), the MonsterVerse has been slowly gaining momentum like a long-dormant giant. It started in 2014 with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, a technically solid monster flick with excellent creature design that was unfortunately more invested in […]