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…]
Rejoice, my brethren, for this is the Deadpool movie we have all been waiting and hoping for! This movie was flat out awesome. It was like seeing the comics come to life – breaking of the fourth wall, crazed hallucination sequences, blood, violence, sex, jokes, sight gags – and all of it ratcheted up to eleven. All the fun, all the action, all the Deadpool. [Read more…]
Supergirl, just like its home city, is definitely on the sunny side of the superhero street, but I like that and it’s a relief to see people who smile more than they frown. Yes, it’s somewhat campy, but so is The Flash and that’s fine. They can’t all be Arrow and Gotham, at least not for me. I’ve enjoyed every episode and can’t wait for more. Long may Supergirl fly. [Read more…]
This movie was all formula, twist included.The problem with that is they allowed me to notice how ridiculous certain things were. But it’s still a typical Bond movie: lots of action, amazing stunts, cackling bad guys, beautiful women, and Bond doing Bond things for Queen, Country, and MI6. If you like spy movies, then you probably like James Bond, and that means, issues or not, you’ll probably enjoy this movie. Issues and all, I did. [Read more…]