To coincide with the new game release, Sony has released a movie to bring Ratchet and Clank to a larger audience. A risky move no doubt, but if successful, the gamble would create more interest in the franchise. So, does the movie capture the wonderful charm and humor of the game? Unfortunately, no. [Read more…]
Jeremy Saulnier is a writer/director whose work has been interesting to watch evolve. His debut feature, Murder Party, had an entertaining premise but fell short in its delivery. His sophomore effort, Blue Ruin, was a notable step up with its very human tale of misunderstanding and revenge. However with his third feature, Green Room, Saulnier, as a creative force, seems to truly have arrived. [Read more…]
Warning: There could be spoilers for the first 5 episodes, so tread lightly
The theme for Season 2 most definitely is “2.0”, because everything we know either has been rebooted continuing from last season’s finale, through a slew of changes that continue right to the end of the Season 2 premiere. [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…]
Noah and Daren saw The Jungle Book, and thoroughly enjoyed the live action remake with the updated CGI effects to create the jungle creatures. The voice performances from the all-star cast truly impressed them, and helped make the movie a solid story with a lot of heart. [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…]
If you like zombie apocalypse type stories and an old-school first-person shooter video game perspective, this movie has a lot to entertain you, especially in the action scenes where you almost feel overrun by the infected horde coming at you (much like scenes from the game Doom back in the day). If you’re more of a stickler for story, there are a few developments that might disappoint, but there’s more than enough to still enjoy it overall. [Read more…]
From the start, this Jeff Nichols film draws you in with it’s smart pacing and wonderful wordplay. The ambiguous themes at play work as a thesis for the ultimate conclusion of the film. Whether you’re religious or believe in inter-dimensional beings, Midnight Special excels at toeing the line with it’s subtle and carefully crafted ways. [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…]
Noah and Daren discuss “Batman vs Superman”, talking about their expectations going into seeing the film, especially their reservations about some previous portrayals of Batman and Superman. [Read more…]
It’s hard to criticize the movie’s plot or story because there really isn’t one. It’s just a series of events that have been arranged in chronological order. Director Zack Snyder had (or more likely was given) a list of events that had to be shown in this film to set up the new DC Extended Universe, and he was ticking them off, one by one. There is no overall theme, message, or… point. Basically, there’s no “there” there. [Read more…]