Ghostbusters – without being strident, ranting, obnoxious, or preachy – is the most feminist film I’ve seen in a long time. And I loved it. I’ve come to realize that Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig are the most feminist folks working in movies today, making enjoyable movies that still share that it’s not the same experience for women as it is for men. [Read more…]
So here it is: The Secret Life of Pets is Toy Story with animals. Period. The setting is different – New York City vs. some unnamed suburban area – and there’s more real world action and violence. But otherwise, it pretty much follows Toy Story beat for beat. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth seeing. [Read more…]
As with any movie that sounds like we’ll love it, the hubs and I approached The Legend of Tarzan with hope and trepidation both. The hope was rewarded, the trepidation unnecessary – this is a really well-done movie in all ways. And that rarity of rarities – a movie the hubs and I both liked equally. And, for me, the first time I’ve really seen Tarzan done right, the way he should be portrayed. [Read more…]
Per those that should know, Finding Nemo is Pixar’s third highest grossing movie to date. Meaning that expectations are high for its 10-years later follow-up, Finding Dory. But is it worth the wait?
Pretty much, yes. [Read more…]
From what I can tell, I appear to be the only critic in North America who actually enjoyed this movie. Is it a cinematic masterpiece? No, it is not. Is it going to change the shape of cinema? No, it is not. Is it going to be the very best movie you see all year? Unlikely. Is it going to make anyone’s Top 10 Best List at the end of 2016? Probably not. But the real question that matters is this: Is it entertaining? Why yes, yes it is. [Read more…]
True Confession: I wasn’t sure if this was going to be something I’d enjoy – because I still kid myself that I can ignore anything even remotely connected to Sherlock Holmes – and so decided to watch Houdini & Doyle pretty much at the last minute. And I’m glad I did. [Read more…]
Another day, another movie trailer that misleads as to what the movie is actually about and how it’s going to play out and yet manages to share a vital plot twist that isn’t actually revealed to the viewer until near the end of the film. Well done, trailer creators. Another bang-up job of doing your best to wreck things.
However, the movie bests you, at least in some ways. [Read more…]
I’m a big fan of the Berlanti Superhero Factory. Greg Berlanti knows how to make superhero shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl) and make them well. Every author has those daydreams about who they’d want to adapt their books. For me and for TV, Greg Berlanti is my dream dude. So I’m predisposed to like Legends of Tomorrow because it’s coming from a production company I have a lot of faith in. [Read more…]
Oh to be young, handsome, in the City of Angels, and in love. Being the Devil doesn’t hurt, either.
The premise of Lucifer is simple – it’s Death Takes a Holiday crossed with your choice of Castle, Sleepy Hollow, or Elementary. [Read more…]
Peggy Carter is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite Marvel heroes. And Agent Carter Season Two is the reason why.
Agent Carter follows the exploits and adventures of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), she of the first Captain America movie, aka Cap’s first true love. But Peggy was then and is now not just someone’s “best girl”. She’s smart, savvy, brave, bold, adventuresome, and a hero in her own right. [Read more…]
Galavant Season Two is fun, funny, tuneful, and, at its core, extremely romantic. For me it’s an absolute must see and I have all the digits crossed that we’ll get Season Three sooner as opposed to later. [Read more…]
Following on the very successful heels of Frozen and Big Hero 6, both of which dealt with important societal issues in an entertaining way, I’m hoping that Zootopia succeeds and succeeds well. [Read more…]