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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
Well, that which I have been dreading is nearly upon us: The Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is just days away. As if you haven’t already guessed, I’m setting my expectations to low (especially after I saw the toys). Then again, I tried that with Transformers, and look how that turned out. Anyway, in the interest in getting caught up with all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from a movie standpoint, here are my scores and links to the reviews for all six TMNT movies.
I love the first one. 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is awesome and I will hear nothing else on the subject. 9 out of 10.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is a baffling, disappointing follow-up, but it’s watchable. “Go ninja, go ninja, go!” 3 out of 10.
The third one… it’s not bad, but it feels like nobody gave a shiz. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is bad, but it could be much worse and they ditched the campy tone of the second, which was much appreciated. 5 out of 10.
2007’s TMNT is fine – it starts off strongly but falters. 3.5 out of 10.
I have to admit, I haven’t finished watching Turtles Forever. For all its bold premise promises, I was shocked at how board I was while watching the flick – I’ll try to give it another chance ASAP.
That’s all for now… boy, this new movie sure does look like shiz. Oh well. It’s got to be better than the Transformers movies… right?