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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?
I gotta tell yah, these DC Animated Universe Justice League movies have gone way downhill.
I love the idea of time traveling to the past creating a mishap in the future, but frankly, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox just doesn’t work. Nobody gives a rats butt about The Flash’s mom. I did like what they did with Batman here, but ultimately, this movie is a few bagels short of a dozen… or something something metaphor.
The characters in this movie… Oy, The Reverse Flash… he looks like The Zoid’s evil brother or something. This guy gives Wario a lot of credibility… you know what I’m saying? I guess I’m saying that the movie’s antagonist sucks and I’m not even sure how he’s aware of the paradox or why The Flash himself can’t figure it out. It’s just… well, this movie is ass is what it is.
It’s not boring, but I can’t recommend Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. I’m giving it a 4 out of 10. There’s no rewatchability here and it’s barely worth a look for even hardcore fans.
Way back in 2012, we made a Deadpool fan film and we’re back at it again because… my boy still has that Deadpool costume. I understand that the below image might not be the most helpful teaser ever, so I’ll go on to say that this short will also feature Captain America and will be somewhere in between Blossom and The Odd Couple. If you don’t see the synergy between those two shows, then – wait, I don’t see the synergy between Blossom and The Odd Couple, so this video is going to be a bit on the odd side. But then, that’s kinda what we do around here anyway.
We’re about halfway done with filming and I’ve sorta started the editing, so this shouldn’t take too long, but I don’t want to give a debut date and be wrong, so let’s just say ‘coming soon’ and leave it at that.
I gotta say, X-Men: Days of Future Past looks like fun! Lots of good actors (Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart just to name a few), superpowers, time travel… What else could you ask for in an action movie? Well, it has giant robots, too, so we should be well covered. But probably more so than any other comic book movie sequel, here’s one you need to do your homework for. In effort to get you prepared, here are my reviews and scores for all of the X-Men movies! Read the rest of this entry
Since we’re all gearing up to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (for better or worse), I thought now would be a good time to check in with the Tobey Maguire trilogy and the first episode of the reboot.
For those that are pressed for time, I’ll just let you know the scores here and if you’re interested in more details, just click the movie title for the full review.
I gave the first Spider-Man movie a 7.8 out of ten, and Spider-Man 2 came in with a nearly identical score of 7.5 out of 10. Finally, Spider-Man 3, that which is so loathsome to so many, clocked in at a meager 5 out of 10 because that movie kinda sucks. Then, The Amazing Spider-Man reboot didn’t exactly get the franchise started with a roar by earning just a 6 out of 10. Finally, if you give a crap, here’s my review of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. Read the rest of this entry
I know, I know; Spider-man 3 is the one everybody hates: the Hobgoblin’s snowboard, Peter Parker’s emo hair and dancing, the lackluster portrayal of Venom… And you’re not wrong, these are generally bad things, but they’re not what’s killing the movie. (These things are more akin to covering a pile of crap with crap sprinkles. ) Read the rest of this entry
Agent Phil Coulson, the bad ass who makes the Marvel Movie and TV Universe go round, is in The Usual Suspects, one of the best movies ever. It’s only for a minute, when the cop is on the phone trying to a translator that knows Hungarian, but that’s him on the left, as noticed by Dr. Girlfriend.
An awesome movie just got awesome-er!
Some folks might want to be Captain America, but Dr. Girlfriend realized I want to smell like him.
She’s not wrong.
I’m sure you’re wondering: What does a patriot smell like? Read the rest of this entry
I love me some Captain America, and I couldn’t be more delighted that another flick is dropping starring Chris Evans as the Star Spangled Avenger. I’m not completely in love with the way they’re writing him (one second, it seems like the Steve Rogers I know, but the next second, he’s firing automatic rifles and hurling people to their death), but I’m pleased with the way Evans is portraying the roll. Also, I’m a big Winter Soldier fan, and I’m curious to see the movie’s take on it. Unlike before Captain America: The First Avenger, my expectations are dialed up to eleven: the trailer gives the impression that the movie is interesting, and we’ve already seen what most of the players can do with their characters, and, as history has shown us, the second movie of a series is often the best one (Matrix trilogy aside), so all signs point to a good movie.
We’ll have to wait and see…
Oh, the celebration part – I almost forgot. Well, we should have some Captain America-centric posts going for the rest of the week, and maybe beyond. Stay tuned for more stuff!
Obviously, The Flash has been around forever – since 1940, in fact. I don’t know what it is about this new Flash costume for the upcoming TV show, but there’s something about it that screams “Shut up, crime!” And I haven’t even gotten around to seeing Super yet, and it still pops into my brain ever time I see it. I guess that for me, there’s just something inherently dorky about that flash suit. I just can’t put my finger on it…