Monday, September 1, 2014

GHOSTBUSTERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY (MOVIE REVIEW)


It’s been 30 years since Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson fought the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man (a shout out to the Godzilla films of the 50’s and 60’s) as paranormal investigators known simply as Ghostbusters. Written by Aykroyd and Ramis, the late John Belushi was originally slated to play the role of Peter Venkman. His untimely death changed the role that would end up being one of Bill Murray’s most famous roles of his comedic career.

Monday, August 25, 2014

DOCTOR WHO RECAP: DEEP BREATH


Well, it was months in the making, which included a special to introduce the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi to the world. So how did the first episode fair you ask with the new Doctor? Overall, it was a successful launch. But, the jury is still out. The one thing that is clear is how each one of its predecessors tackled the role in their own unique way. There is no question on Capaldi’s acting ability. And only time will tell on his take on the Doctor that in theory should be different from those who came before him.
Warning spoilers ahead...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (MOVIE REVIEW)



Following 2005’s Frank Miller’s Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves a couple of Miller’s stories from his graphic novel of the same name, serving partly as a prequel while adding an additional tale to serve the sequel aspect. The greatest strength that both films have is how wonderfully stylish it is filmed. Director Robert Rodriguez is about as visual a storyteller as there is. It’s the graphic novel come to life. A Dame to Kill For is a mixture of film noir in its narrative and pulp fiction in its delivery. Warning spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM (DVD REVIEW)


Yesterday DC and Warner Bros released their 21st original animated film titled Batman: Assault on Arkham. Now despite the title, Batman is not the central character. This feature is a departure of sorts where the villains become the center to the storyline. Two villains in particular are Deadshot and Harley Quinn. Essentially this is a Suicide Squad story. Another misnomer is that Assault on Arkham is based on the popular video game series. While some of the looks and general feel is similar to the game, that’s pretty much where the comparison begins and ends. With all that said, how is Batman: Assault on Arkham? Warning spoilers ahead…

Saturday, August 9, 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MOVIE REVIEW)



The term Star Wars-esque has been used many times in the past to describe certain movies with a sci-fi variety. It’s a term I generally don’t like because it’s unfair to that film. But, Star Wars-esque but it may be the most appropriate term to describe Marvel’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

RANKING THE BATMAN CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (PART 4)


Happy Batman Day! Over the last few days I’ve looked into the nine films that have been made and ranked them from my least favorite to the one that captures Batman the best. For this final entry, lets look at numbers 3 through 1 also known as the Nolan Trilogy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

RANKING THE BATMAN CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (PART 3)


We're one day closer to Batman Day and we're also closer to the Number One Batman film of all-time as per me, The Dork Knight. This list as with any is subjective. Join in on the debate and let me know your thoughts and which one is your favorite. Here we go with No.'s 5 and 4.