Coming into the summer as one of the most highly anticipated films, (and undisputed front-runner for the year’s most poorly-and under-marketed film by a studio award), Wonder Woman brings its A game. Giving a master class in how to do a tie-in to a much larger franchise universe. [Read more…]
If you were hoping for a return to monster movie madness, Alien: Covenant promises big but doesn’t fully deliver so don’t expect it to satisfy your horror movie fix. [Read more…]
Noah and Daren have mixed feelings about Alien: Covenant, and the contrast in observations and opinions makes for the start of an interesting discussion. [Read more…]
It’s a fast-paced romp through Arthurian myths and legends without regard to well, any of them. But in the age of Hollywood rehashes, reboots, redux and regret that’s not necessarily a bad thing… leave your assumptions and expectations at home and be open to going along for the ride. [Read more…]
Noah and Daren enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, but not as much as they enjoyed the original. Even so, they still recommend the movie. [Read more…]
After seeing that first Guardians film, I couldn’t wait for more. James Gunn had made a fun comic movie, with some dark overtones but able to not dwell on them. I also couldn’t wait to see where things would go in Vol 2.
Expectations exceeded, on all counts. [Read more…]
American audiences might struggle with the subtitles but if you like anime style superhero movies, you might like this film. It is a touch campy at times but it has superpowers that are realistic; it is quirky and original. [Read more…]
With just the right cast and on point direction, Sleight delivered outside expectation. This is the story of an emerging superhero and as origin stories go, it’s not perfect but it’s pretty damn good. [Read more…]
Steven Shainberg combines expected genre tropes with that feeling of being watched that keeps you looking over your shoulder – even in your own house – in a manner that sets up a subtle but persistently growing feeling of unease. This movie isn’t a typical anything. [Read more…]
Over the years, I’ve lost a lot of excitement about films in the “found footage” genre, and I think my jaded attitude would need a new spin on the story being told as well as a good story to hook me again.
Phoenix Forgotten has managed to do that. [Read more…]
Lost City of Z is a likeable but flawed movie. It’s lush and captures an era that’s rarely filmed. It also captures the wonder and excitement from an “age of discovery” while also showing the accompanying horrors and impact on indigenous peoples. [Read more…]
Colossal is, candidly, a very strange movie. It seems to be a study in childhood trauma and its carryover into adulthood, with giant kaiju monsters (a la Godzilla) standing as a symbol of both childhood play as well as symbols of destruction. [Read more…]