It’s not often I review a film with a budget less than $100 million, let alone a film as inexpensive as The Sex Addict. Any self-respecting film fan knows there is no correlation between budget and quality. Transformers films are among the most expensive of Blockbusters, but they’re terrible. Clerks had a micro-budget and remains one of the best comedies ever made. Story, dialogue, ...READ ON!
Everyone fell in love with Groot in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film back in 2014. Then, during the credits, everyone fell in love with Groot again, this time as a sapling. In 2017, I predict Baby Groot to be the cutest pop-culture icon of all! Forget Minions and BB-8, Baby Groot is what you and your children (if they exist) are going to want for Christmas this year! In honor of his ...READ ON!
Below is the final theatrical trailer for what looks to be, at the very least, the most visually stunning Marvel Cinematic Universe film yet… GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2! So, for once, I’m just going to let it be… (Though there is obviously so much I could say…) “Groot, put your seatbelt on!” ‘Nuff ...READ ON!
20th Century Fox just dropped the second trailer for Alien: Covenant. Here is a collection of the best shots I could find! Just for you! ...READ ON!
Finally, in the 2nd, far less graphic trailer for Alien: Covenant, the connection to Prometheus is made clear. Though Ridley Scott returned to the Alien franchise in 2012, with the “Not an Alien Prequel” that was clearly a strange Alien Prequel, Prometheus, things are only now beginning to look a look a lot like 1979’s Alien! In this direct sequel to Prometheus, ...READ ON!
Surprise! 20th Century Fox just released a “Prologue” for May’s Alien: Covenant, directed by Ridley Scott. “Last Supper” gives us a fun introduction to the larger-than-average “crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy*,” following the disappearance of the exploration ship Prometheus. We have the chance to ...READ ON!
For the longest time, I’ve had in my head the perfect, four movie plan for a Spider-Man story-arc that delivers fully fleshed-out origins for my favorite villains, Venom and Carnage, leaving them space to grow, breath, and become the arch-villains they are in the Comics. It’s likely said plan has been materializing in the back of my brain since 2007, the year Spider-Man 3 ...READ ON!
It seems that these days, the announcement of the title of a trilogy/saga/Skywalker-family Star Wars film is just as exciting as the first trailer. It’s at least the next best thing! A title is the first clue to the content of the movie, before we’ve even seen a frame of film. Even today, there’s no franchise, aside from Indiana Jones, where a title announcement is a such a ...READ ON!
Rush Hour took my “Buddy Cop” film virginity and Rush Hour 2 was my second true love. Quickly becoming my favorite sub-genre, I moved on to the superior Lethal Weapon 1 & 2, continuing to follow movies from 48 Hours to Hot Fuzz, 21 Jump St., and even 2016’s Central Intelligence. Though not as beloved as Lethal Weapon, it’s a mistake to discount Rush Hour‘s ...READ ON!
Just in time for the release of Doctor Strange, DC is touting their wares with new trailers for The Lego Batman Movie and Wonder Woman! The Wonder Woman trailers continue to worry me, but The Lego Batman Movie keeps looking more and more fantastic each time! The latest trailer sets up more of the story and offers the first real footage of Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson), Joker (Zach ...READ ON!
Normally, we focus on the big picture here; the most mainstream of the mainstream. Yet, for every gigantic Marvel film and far less successful movies that still sport A-List movie stars, there are also thousands of films made for a fraction of the price by aspiring filmmakers. While most of these films will slip by, unknown, some will be the next Clerks. There are a lot of “kids” ...READ ON!
Since the day the news broke that Spider-Man was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, via a deal between Marvel and Sony, everyone has been fascinated with how Peter Parker would interact with The Avengers. Captain America: Civil War added fuel to the excitement-fire by revealing the first pieces of Spider-Man’s relationship with the likes of Iron Man and Captain America, and now people ...READ ON!
Halloween is a day for Trick or Treating, candy, and parties with women wearing the most revealing costumes imaginable. Or, if you’re like me, it’s the perfect night for a good movie… or two… or ten! Here the 10 films I’d most recommend this Halloween 2016! You will find that my list is fairly unique with far more unconventional and lesser known choices instead of ...READ ON!
I’ve proven, without a doubt, Geek and Nerd can be used interchangeably. Now I am free to move with my list of The 5 Most Accurate Geeks in Film and Television! Any Hollywood Writer and Studio Exec can create Geek characters for the masses to enjoy, but those of us who are truly Geeks will notice the difference between characters that feel authentic and those who are simply insulting ...READ ON!
Geeks and Nerds. What is the difference? Is there a difference? Let’s find out! These days, Geeks are all the rage. You hear “Geek” far more often than “Nerd,” but people like to classify as one or the other… or use them interchangeably. Are we in the era of Geek Culture or Nerd Culture? Does it matter? Google’s definition of Geek is: Noun An unfashionable or socially ...READ ON!
The Batman (title confirmed by Ben Affleck… though he did say he may change it) is coming (in 18 months if you believe Random WB Exec #52)! Written by an Academy Award winning writer (Affleck) and directed by & starring the director and star (Affleck!) of the Academy Award winning film Argo, The Batman is DC’s best chance at finally knocking a DC Extended Universe movie out ...READ ON!
You’ve read “5 Unused Batman Villains That Need To Appear In the DCEU, Part 1” featuring the Court of Owls and Clayface? And now you want to know who my 3 top choices are for who I’d like Ben Affleck to eventually face in the DC Extended Universe? Here we go with the 2nd and final part! 3. Victor Zsasz Okay, I’m cheating a wee bit here, as Victor Zsasz appeared ...READ ON!
Now that the DC Extended Universe has given us a new version of Batman and Gotham, it’s time to break out some new characters in celebration! It has already been announced that Joe Magliano (True Blood, Magic Mike) will be playing the mercenary Deathstroke in The Batman, Batman’s 1st solo outing in the DCEU, with Ben Affleck writing, directing, and starring as Bruce Wayne/Batman. ...READ ON!
Justice League Dark is coming! The live-action DCEU film, currently titled Dark Universe, brings together the most powerful users of magic in the DC Universe to fight a threat the normal Justice League can’t fight, or even comprehend. I’ve already decided to cast Matt Ryan as Constantine the Hellblazer, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Zatanna the magician, and Armie Hammer as Deadman ...READ ON!
Justice League Dark is coming to the DCEU (DC Extended Universe)!… Though it may be titled Dark Universe, in order to avoid confusion among the uninitiated, who may mistakenly think the team is literally a “dark/evil” version of the Justice League. In reality, JLD is group of magically inclined individuals (NOT Superheros, if you listen to John Constantine) who have to come ...READ ON!