Jess Kroll

Jess Kroll
Jess Kroll is a novelist and university professor born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and based in Daegu, South Korea. He has been writing film reviews since 2004 and has been exclusive to Pop Mythology since 2012. His novels include 'Land of Smiles' from Monsoon Books and young adult series 'The One' and 'Werewolf Council' from Epic Press.

REVIEW: ‘Uncharted,’ a game that wants to be a movie is now a movie that should be a game

Starting with Drake’s Fortune in 2007, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted video game franchise has become renowned for its effective storytelling, impressive setpieces, and memorable characters. Inspired by adventure novels, pulp magazines, and the Indiana Jones and National Treasure movies, the game and resultant franchise of the first popular examples of a …

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Pop Mythology’s 10 Best Movies of 2021

I think we can all agree that 2021 was an extremely divisive year. Beginning, for Americans at least, with an event that, even a year later, half the country still doesn’t think happened the way the entire country saw it happen, the first year of the new decade saw greater …

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REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ gets Peter Parker right

If there is one thing that No Way Home gets absolutely right it is Peter Parker. Whether people know about him, care about him, or have no idea he even exists, he never stops trying to help. He is and always has been the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man no matter who played him then, now, or into the future.

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REVIEW: ‘Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time’ is a glorious end

Following 'Evangelion's themes of growth and maturity, 'End of Evangelion' is our angsty teenage years, when existence is meaningless, and 'Thrice Upon a Time' is adulthood, when we decide to find our own meaning. One may come before the other, but that doesn't mean the latter isn't equally important.

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REVIEW: ‘The Suicide Squad’ knows it’s expendable

Just because something is gory or violent or cruel, doesn't mean it's enjoyable, or even necessary. And just because a filmmaker has crafted one excellent, fun, well-written film franchise, doesn't mean everything that filmmaker does will be equally brilliant.

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REVIEW: ‘Fast & Furious 9’ bad movie mala pelicula brutto film schlechter film 爛電影 안 좋은 영화 فيلم سيئة

Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad...

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