Jess Kroll

Jess Kroll
Jess Kroll has spent years traveling the world, writing books, performing poetry, teaching, playing D&D, and occasionally discussing movies for Pop Mythology. His novels include 'Land of Smiles' from Monsoon Books and young adult series 'The One' and 'Werewolf Council' from Epic Press. He can put his foot behind his head.

Side Effects – Review

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If 'Side Effects' is indeed Stephen Soderbergh’s final film (please, no!) he goes out in a predictably unpredictable manner. The auteur's finale, like that of this film, comes well before its welcome is worn.

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The Great Gatsby – Review

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The biggest problems with Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' are what should have been its biggest strengths. What should be crescendos of sensory bombast equate more to pageantry without payoff.

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Premium Rush – Review

'Premium Rush' satisfies itself by being a quick, jaunty interlude before moving onto more important matters - the kind of things that absolutely, positively have to be done as soon as possible.

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This little light | a spoken word piece

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I recently attended a spoken word performance by my friend and Pop Mythology contributor Jess Kroll. I loved his piece, "This Little Light," so much, and thought that it resonated with the themes of this site so well, that I asked him to post it here.

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Cabin in the Woods – Review

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(**caution:  may contain spoilers**) There are two potential ways to view Cabin in the Woods, and two ways in which it may have been constructed, as entertainment or as criticism. It attempts to make the most of both and, unfortunately, is less for it. The concept of the film, established …

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