Sunday, April 29, 2018
Hail, Caesar! Fanboys Come Out In Droves For New Josh Brolin Movie That Scores Biggest Opening Weekend Of All-Time
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War is a lot to take in. I don't mean that in a hyperbolic sense, I mean, objectively, this is a whole heck of a lot of cinema to process. Numerous storylines spanning everywhere from Scotland to the deepest far reaches of Space crop up with various corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe getting explored, each with their distinct tones intact. Holding everything together as connective tissue is the constant presence of the villainous Thanos (Josh Brolin), but this is still an expansive story in scope. In handling such a vast story, Avengers: Infinity War comes up short compared to other recent MCU movies (it's no Black Panther, that's for sure) but it manages to juggle all these plates in the air remarkably well. The fact that a movie with this much on its agenda manages to be far more exhilarating than exhausting does feel like a total victory.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Like many superhero obsessed adults, my love for superheroes was instilled at a young age. But unlike many superhero obsessed adults, the source of my love for superheroes came from an unexpected place. Whereas the source of one's adoration of captured crusaders may conventionally be a specific comic book or movie, mine came from a 2002 children's book entitled I Am Spider-Man. This book was my first ever, and for a long time only, exposure to both Spider-Man and superheroes in general. It was a simple tome, outlining the origin story for how Peter Parker became Spider-Man and what he does on a regular basis as a neighborhood-friendly wall-crawler. The book itself was a formative one for me, but two pages, in particular, in this book stuck out to me then and still lingers in my mind today.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Like Anchorman 2 And Zoolander 2 Before It, Super Troopers 2 Is An Unfunny Retread of A Superior Comedy
Sunday, April 22, 2018
A Quiet Place Not-So-Quietly Returns To The Number One Spot At The Box Office While I Feel Pretty Does OK And Super Troopers 2 Gets Much Higher Than Expected
Saturday, April 21, 2018
La Pointe Courte Was A Subtly Ambitious And High-Quality Inaugural Directorial Effort For Agnes Varda
Friday, April 20, 2018
|An image from Won't You Be My Neighbor|
Whose ready to dive into a whole bunch of movies? Let's get right into it, shall we?
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Remember That 1994 Movie Adaptation of The Flintstones? Probably Not And There's A Good Reason For That
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
OK folks, I've got my thoughts ready to jot down and AC/DC's Moneytalks blaring as I type this, let's get going.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Rampage Goes Mildly Wild At Top of The Box Office While A Quiet Place And Truth or Dare Drum Up Scary Good Business
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
After eight years, writer/director Armando Iannucci has returned to the world of feature films (he's been busy the last few years working on the highly acclaimed HBO TV show Veep) with The Death of Stalin. Like his 2009 film In The Loop, The Death of Stalin is a dark farce comedy depicting people in positions of noteworthy political power acting scummy in the name of personal gain. Instead of coming off as merely reheated leftovers of In The Loop though, The Death of Stalin takes this basic concept and clearly charts its own terrain. This is a film with its own distinct personality to its name, one that aids greatly in making The Death of Stalin as highly humorous as it is.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
A Quiet Place Makes Some Noise At The Box Office While Blockers Has Strong Debut And Chappaquiddick Has So-So Bow
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Real-Life Murders Are Used As A Starting Point For The Assassination of Gianni Versace To Explore The Humanity of The Downtrodden
Making a follow-up to anything that garners a high level of acclaim is a daunting prospect, especially when the project you're following up is the first season of American Crime Story, The People v. O.J. Simpson. A recreation of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, this was a ten-episode long season that took a trial everyone across the planet knew about and made it feel fresh & new, especially when it explored elements like the pressure put on Marcia Clark during the trial and examining the systemic racism against African-Americans that was affecting the proceedings. Thoughtful, compelling, packed with tremendous performances, this was top-notch television. The only problem for the creators of the show was figuring out where they could go in a subsequent season of American Crime Story that wouldn't feel like a letdown in quality to the average viewer.