Wednesday, January 7, 2015

AGENT CARTER PREMIERE RECAP


There has never been a better time to be a fan of comics when it comes to both the big and small screens. There are currently over a half dozen shows spread out across several networks that cater to comic book related material and if you believe the rumors, there are more to come. Last night we saw the 2-part premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell who reprises her role as Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger. Warning spoilers ahead…

Friday, January 2, 2015

THE BEST FILMS OF 2014


Yesterday we looked at the worst of 2014. Now, it’s time to look at the very best that 2014 had to offer. Again, I saw a little better than 60 films and while I’m sure there are many that are better. These 10 were my personal favorites. Hopefully some of yours will find its way onto this list. Let the debate begin with:

10. Snowpiercer
It was a good year for Chris Evans as you’ll see later. He has grown quite a bit as an actor and it’s good to see him get challenging roles. Snowpiercer was a hard film to find but I was very lucky to do so. This is one of those word of mouth type films. Set in a post-apocalyptic ice age, Snowpiercer tells the story of humanity’s last survivors aboard a train that spans the globe. As a reflection of our own world, the train is divided into the have’s and have not’s. Evans character, Curtis is one of the have not’s and he leads a revolt against their oppressors. Very well made and thought provoking.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

THE WORST FILMS OF 2014


It’s that time of year again when we look back at the best and worst films of 2014. I saw a little better than 60 films this year. Out of fairness, I could only judge what I’ve seen. Here is my Bottom 10 for 2014 starting with:

10. Transformers 4
Let me first say, that I am not a Michael Bay hater and I am a fan of the Transformers franchise. With that said, this latest installment with arguably the best overall cast led by Mark Wahlberg, was too long, too loud, too silly. Fans have waited so long for the Dinobots to appear that even after this film, they’re still waiting. In the end, it was box office gold so rest assure, number five is on the horizon.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES - MOVIE REVIEW



We’ve reached the end of a long and wonderful journey that began in 2001 with Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. and after the original trilogy ended with the Oscar winning Return of the King in 2003. Now we’ve come full circle with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Picking up from exactly where Desolation of Smaug had ended, this third and final chapter of The Hobbit series of films is a fitting end and a tribute to author J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle earth vision as seen through director Peter Jackson’s eyes. Warning spoilers ahead…

Saturday, December 13, 2014

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. MID-SEASON RECAP: WHAT THEY BECAME


What a difference a season makes! This time last year, many wondered whether or not Agents of SHIELD would make it through a full season without being cancelled. Now, we can’t wait to see what happens next and Tuesday’s mid-season finale cements its place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before I get to how SHIELD jump-starts a future cinematic project, let’s recap the episode, What They Became. Warning spoilers ahead…

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ARROW MID-SEASON RECAP: THE CLIMB


I saw a Facebook posting from a friend of mine that went like this… It's traumatic being so emotionally attached to fictional characters.... That’s the power of good storytelling. Arrow fits that description. Let’s discuss Wednesday’s mid-season finale, The Climb. Warning spoilers ahead… 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

THE FLASH VS ARROW CROSSOVER RECAP


Forget Batman v. Superman. After this 2-Day crossover event it’s all about The Flash vs. Arrow. This crossover proves that DC/Warner Bros should’ve built their universe around these two. I was not disappointed at all with either episode. It had all the action you have come to expect with these two and the humor you’ve come to appreciate and look forward to. If we’ve learned anything with these characters is how flawed and imperfect they are. But it’s these imperfections that make them very easy to root for. Barry Allen and Oliver Queen under “normal” circumstances would probably never cross paths let alone fight along side each other. These are anything but normal circumstances however. Extraordinary situations dictated and shaped the heroes they would become. Warning spoilers ahead…