REview: Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) was–somewhat deservedly–the subject of much opprobrium for The Last Jedi from many in the fan community and Knives Out is the followup. And…it’s a good movie, though not without problems; the greatest being that Johnson thinks he’s much more clever than he really is. There are two instances in particular–one of […]

Review – John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 2 is a fairly odd duck. It has all the stuff a regular movie has–actors, sets, production design, lighting design–but it’s really, really strange. And most of that strangeness is due to Keanu Reeves, who’s less a bad actor than a tabula rasa; a void embodied in human form. Though […]

Hellboy (2019) – Red Band Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

While I’d rather see Guillermo Del Toro finish his Hellboy Trilogy–Hellboy, Hellboy: The Golden Army and….–that’s no longer in the cards. The reboot is being directed by Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday) and stars David Harbor (Stranger Things, Suicide Squad) as Hellboy. The trailer looks okay, except for some of the CGI, which […]

John Wick: Parabellum – Trailer Into Reaction

I honestly don’t understand Keanu Reeves’ appeal. Sure, he appears to be appealing as a person and affable on screen, but–for the most part–he doesn’t act more so than just appear. And the ‘for the most part’ is the Bill & Ted movies, The Matrix and Speed. That’s it. There can be all sorts of […]

Hellboy (2019) – Trailer Into Reaction

Lionsgate, only a few few hours ago as of this writing, released the trailer for their upcoming Hellboy reboot. Which I really expected to dislike but in actuality I found it pretty intriguing. For a start, it appears to preserve the visual continuity Of Guillermo Del Toro’s two entries, which makes sense considering the visual […]