Michael Pementel is a Columbia College Chicago graduate of the Creative Writing Program. With an immense love for pop and geek culture, he covers everything from film, video games, anime, and music. From editorials analyzing a given work, to digging into how our entertainment impacts us, he uses his writing to connect people with art. When he isn't writing, you can find him at the local movie theater with his fiancé, playing video games, or playing some sort of collectible trading card game. You can find more of his work here, as well as: FilmDaddy and New Noise Magazine.
In the latest of our Take Two series, we tackle Alien: Covenant, the Ridley Scott thriller that tried to balance science fiction with philosophical
We look back at House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie's brutal directorial debut that has since become a cult film in the horror world.
Rob Zombie is one of the more well-known B-horror filmmakers working today, his films a glorification of campy fun and violence.
Straight Outta Compton brilliantly displays the legendary gangster rap group N.W.A., and masterfully captures their world.
The Silent Hill movie was a fun movie with its own story, while still holding onto a level of faithfulness from the video games.
Our next installment of Take Two sees us examine David Lynch's divisive debut feature about strange dreams and deformed children: Eraserhead.
David Lynch: The Art Life delves into the abstract world of Lynch, the artist. But while it intrigues, some mysteries still remain.