Following the fever dream of comic geekery meets worldwide appeal that was 2012’s The Avengers, Marvel Studios is now back to producing a standalone feature for the star that kicked it all off – Iron Man. Taking a step away from his super friends, Iron Man 3 is refreshing in how it does not need [...]
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While watching Margin Call, a movie that I overall enjoyed, mainly due to the ensemble cast, I felt like wishing I could appreciate it more, given the subject matter. It is based around the events leading up to the start of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and feels like a film that could be easily watched [...]
To me, 2011 was a pretty unusual year. I say that because I found there to be an unusual amount of great films that came out in both the realm of mainstream feature films and the realm of art house and independent features. This year, like any year, had its share of duds as well, [...]
You wanted some non-sparkling vampires, well now you got them! Priest is the latest graphic novel-to-film-adaptation to hit the big screen with a pretty strong and familiar cast. The original graphic novel is Korean and was created by Hyung Ming-woo. The cast of Priest is comprised of Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q., [...]
An exiled warrior must save humanity from a race of murderous vampires in the thrilling new unrated edition of the action horror film PRIEST, available on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray Disc™, with the theatrical version available on DVD this August 16th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This visually stunning action epic stars Paul Bettany (Legion, The [...]
I want to know what happened behind the scenes during the production of this movie. It would have to be more interesting than anything that happened in this film. The film is based off of a very popular Korean comic series, so I would like to think that someone brought in a presentation to Charles [...]
During a recent discussion with a like-minded comic book aficionado, my conversing counterpart referred to vampires as ‘cupcakes’, citing the popularity craze over both in mainstream media. Apparently cupcakes are the current hip dessert, and vampires, likewise, are the current hip supernatural flavor. With that in mind, the latest fang-bearing craze to arrive in the cinema is [...]
I was pretty harsh in my initial review of The Tourist last December. I’ll admit it. It’s not that it’s a completely bad movie, but it just had a multitude of potential and all the right ingredients to be so much better than it was. That’s why I initially called it disappointing. So why wasn’t [...]
To reference a review I wrote a few weeks ago, this movie has nice shoes. It is nice to look at, but to be fair, is it really that hard, these days, with a large budget, to not be able to make a movie set in Venice look that good? Regardless of the answer to that question, it is apparently hard to make a movie set in Venice that features two of the world’s biggest stars, is directed by a talented filmmaker, and written by a couple of Oscar winners any good. The Tourist is kind of a disaster. It lacks any kind of momentum, suspense, or entertainment (save for some random quips by an ill-equipped ((or just bored)) Johnny Depp). This film put me to the point of wanting to rather watch a movie about Paul Bettany’s character dealing with the boring bureaucracy of his job. But how do I really feel?
My good friend has a one-word saying where if something is just barely plausible in her opinion she will respond by saying “meh.” Honest to God, I can’t think of a better word to describe The Tourist. When she asked me today how the film was I was not quick enough to respond in the [...]
Let the games begin! No, I’m not referring to the upcoming Winter Olympics. Rather, those were the words that rang through my mind as we entered 2010. I looked forward with cinematic excitement as the list of releases brought child-like excitement to my eyes. Up to the halfway mark of 2009, I was beginning to [...]