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2004’s Catwoman is a mess of pandering, lazy and sloppy writing that the filmmakers hoped would be covered over by Halle Berry’s beauty. SPOILER ALERT: it is not. Read the rest of this entry
Marvel’s Ant-Man is the latest installment (by my count, this is the 11th movie in the franchise) in their Cinematic Universe and is currently soaking up all of the box office money. Isn’t it amazing that Marvel has just released a movie starring one of its lesser known protagonists and yet it’s still debatable whether or not DC Comics can even get their franchise off the ground? I digress… frankly, Ant-Man is business as usual (more than usual, actually), but that doesn’t mean it’s not good fun. Read the rest of this entry
If you watch Breaking Bad, then you know that Marie’s favorite color is purple. She’s always dressed in purple and everything at Hank and Marie’s house is purple. Purple rug, purple pillows, purple striped chair, her shopping bags are purple, her effing tea kettle is purple… it never ends. Maybe the ending of the show should have been Marie pulling the strings because she’s the Breaking Bad universe’s version of The Joker. Nobody would have seen that coming!
The first two episodes of Gotham have given me a feel for the show as it is and where it can go from here. So far… I’m on the fence.
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Like all art, opinions on The LEGO Movie are entirely subjective. The thing is, almost everyone seems to think it’s a great movie while there are few detractors. Rhett Bartlett (Dial M for Movies) called it "one of the great film disappointments of this decade." That’s going too far for me – my opinion falls closer to the middle of the spectrum. Read the rest of this entry
X-Men: Days of Future Past is, for me, fanservice of the highest order. It gives me a cast to squeal over while delivering a compelling story full of comic book lore. Read the rest of this entry
We saw Guardians of the Galaxy this past Sunday with a full house at 10:50 AM. The movie is filled with murder, violence, profanity, betrayal, torture, sadness, jokes, pop songs from the 1970s, abduction, deaths of innocents, more murder, more violence… and it’s probably the most fun you’ll have at the movies this year.
“And there’s your blurb,” as Christy Lemire would say.
The question isn’t really regarding the quality of The Dark Knight but instead, by examining its parts, deciding on its place in history. Is it the best action movie ever? Let’s dig in to the most bountiful Batman movie we’re ever likely to get. Read the rest of this entry