Wednesday, August 24, 2016

IN DEFENSE OF ZENDAYA


You know things are getting heated when Good Morning, America does a segment about casting news in comic book films. The latest is the apparent casting of 19-year old Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson in Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming due to hit theaters next summer. This movie is a big deal because it's the first Spidey film in the MCU to come out since Marvel reacquired the filming rights from Sony. As you may recall we met the new Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in Captain America: Civil War to a rousing reviews. Now we get to meet his potential love interest and the Internet blew up with for all the wrong reasons. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - SUICIDE SQUAD


Worst.Heroes.Ever… is the tag line to Suicide Squad the latest film from the DC Cinematic Universe. But for some (not me), it might be closer to Worst.ComicBookMovie.Ever judging on the mixed feelings people had as they left the theater. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS


Who let the sharks out?  Well, Sharknado may have jumped the shark, pun intended, with its latest summer time foray with Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. I will say, the Star Wars references do not begin or end with the title alone. There is an opening scroll that gives us the audience a cliff note explanation of where we currently are when story opens up.  Warning, spoilers ahead...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

All it takes is one bad day. That in a nutshell speaks to the overall theme in Batman: The Killing Joke. There are graphic novels and then there is The Killing Joke by Alan Moore. Now this highly acclaimed one-shot graphic novel from 1988 has become the latest DC Animated Feature. This time however ahead of its Blu-ray release, it's being released through Fathom Events to theaters for a special one-night only event nationwide. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Saturday, July 23, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - STAR TREK BEYOND


Star Trek Beyond is the third film of the rebooted franchise that started in 2009 with J.J. Abrams Star Trek and continued in 2013 with Star Trek Into Darkness. Now we have Fast & Furious veteran director Justin Lin taking the helm and as one would suspect, the action is fast and loose. Warning, spoilers, ahead... 

Friday, July 22, 2016

BLU-RAY REVIEW - BATMAN V SUPERMAN ULTIMATE EDITION

 

Back in March the highly anticipated and much maligned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters. There weren’t a lot of gray areas when it came to opinions. I was one of the few that understood the justifiable criticisms but at the same time, I also recognized its potential for success. This past Tuesday the Ultimate Edition was released on Blu-ray with an additional 30 minutes of footage. Did it make it better? Or did it make it worse? Did my opinion sway one way or another? Warning, spoilers ahead…

Friday, July 15, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)


To quote Bill Murray from the original Ghostbusters, “we came, we saw, we kicked their…”. That may not be entirely true to this long awaited return to the silver screen, but this all female reboot was actually quite entertaining. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 6 RECAP

Season 6 is probably without much debate the best season of Game of Thrones or at the very least, showcasing the very best episode of the series with “Battle of the Bastards” and following that one with the beginning of the endgame with “The Winds of Winter” that aired this past Sunday night. Warning, spoilers ahead… 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE


Very few sequels can top the original. Movies like The Godfather, Part 2 and The Empire Strikes Back were the exceptions. Twenty years ago Independence Day hit theaters and was a special effects marvel. Now, we have the not so much eagerly awaited sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence who's CGI makes it less so. Warning, spoilers ahead...

Saturday, June 11, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - WARCRAFT




The majority of video game inspired films have left a lot to be desired over the years. The best ones were probably the first Mortal Kombat, the Resident Evil franchise and Lara Croft. While not a great film by any stretch, Warcraft is certainly closer to the positive side of the spectrum than the negative. Warning, spoilers ahead…