Saturday, March 21, 2015

SUPER ZERO: BADASS JOURNEY INTO ZOMBIE AWESOMENESS - SHORT FILM REVIEW


One of my favorite things is being able to review material of up and coming filmmakers. I’ve been given that privilege before and was given that privilege yet again when director Mitch Cohen presented me with Super Zero: Badass Journey into Zombie Awesomeness. This roughly 16 minute short centers around a guy who is a down on his luck “loser” name Josh. He is both awkward and self-doubting. How hasn’t at one time or another felt useless and irrelevant? I know I have and I’m sure most of us have as well. Josh (played by Umberto Celisano) is relatable, he is the everyday man with everyday problems. There’s the girl (Giselle Gilbert) of his dreams that he finds unattainable and unapproachable not because of anything she does but because he doesn’t feel worthy. Been there. Warning spoilers ahead…

Friday, March 20, 2015

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT - (MOVIE REVIEW)



Where do I begin? It’s not that Insurgent is a bad film; it’s just a bit messy. This second part of the Divergent series based on the novels by Veronica Roth is slightly better than its predecessor but with two films in, I still don’t fully know or understand the “what” or the “why”. To know why the five fractions exist in the first place is to understand what caused the five fractions to begin with. To this point, these questions have yet to be explained. Warning spoilers ahead…

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AGENT CARTER: SEASON FINALE RECAP


Let me begin by saying that I’m a huge fan of Agent Carter. I thought mini-series was overall quite excellent. With that said, the finale could have been better. There was so much building up to Russian agents versus S.S.R. after the events of the previous episode that led to the death of the S.S.R. boss. Those men, who opposed Carter, now stand with her against this threat. Warning spoilers ahead…

Friday, February 13, 2015

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (MOVIE REVIEW)


What happens when you mix James Bond with Kill Bill? You get, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on a comic book by Mark Millar, The Secret Service, veteran director Matthew Vaughn tells us the story of a super spy organization with code names straight out of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table that fight against global threats. They are first and foremost however, gentlemen. Warning spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS - DVD REVIEW


When DC Comics launched its New 52 reboot in 2011, one of the biggest beneficiaries was Aquaman. For years, Aquaman has been much maligned as a mediocre at best comic book superhero. With the reboot of an entire universe, an opportunity to reinvent the King of Atlantis had presented itself. Now, comes his very own origins film, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, inspired by those stories written by Geoff Johns. Warning, spoilers ahead…

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.