Why I Don’t Care When Transformers: The Last Knight Is Coming

Suppose someone that you though of as a friend slapped you upside the head, for no apparent reason, every time they saw you. It’s less an issue of pain–it was never enough to cause physical harm–than one of blatant disrespect.  Eventually you’ll come to the point that you have two options:  Either resign yourself to this daily assault on […]

Star Trek: Beyond – Trailer (2) Into Reaction

As I mention in my latest video (below the text), the most recent trailer for Star Trek: Beyond (I don’t care that there’s no colon, I’m putting one in anyway) looks pretty interesting. There’s a lot going on–maybe even a bit too much because from a narrative standpoint I have no idea why things are happening […]

10 Cloverfield Lane – Official Trailer #1

original Cloverfield trailer Can we just accept that found footage movies, as a sub-genre, are for the most part indescribably lame (The Blair Witch Project gets a pass because it was the first, and who doesn’t like shiny new toys)? Most movies, especially genre-favorites like science fiction and horror (and increasingly dramas) require a suspension of belief […]

The Curse of Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios is one of the most successful movie studios today, if profitable, reasonably-budgeted movies are the metric–if you consider a $200-250 million reasonable–so much so that some within Disney were rumored to be disappointed with the earnings of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which took in $1.4 billion at the box office–so if that’s a […]

Star Trek: Beyond – Teaser Trailer

I refuse to leave out the colon in Star Trek: Beyond because while I am not a grammar nazi, it feels incomplete, as if someone hasn’t quite finished the sentence. “Star Trek Beyond….” Beyond what?  Beyond Jupiter?  Beyond Imagination?  Beyond Getting On My Last Nerve!? Anyway, the trailer looks fun, and while I know that that’s a […]

John M. Chu Does Action Better Than Christopher Nolan

Yeah, I didn’t believe it either, till began to think of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, starting with The Dark Knight Rises backward, and John M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which I am currently watching on Netflix. As much as I hate to admit it, Chu captures action much better than Nolan, which almost feel like sacrilege to […]

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Trailer

Do we really need–or more importantly, want–another Terminator movie?  Especially since the last movie in the saga, Terminator Salvation, performed relatively mediocre? Well, according to Paramount and Skydance, we do. Enter: Terminator: Genisys. The trailer looks okay, but is it really doing something that we have already seen?  Or is it bringing something new to […]

Turtle Power Dominates Weekend Box Office

A few months ago I misread that prospects of Disney’s Maleficent, so I have been a bit leery about trying to predict the success of films that I don’t care for (in other words, just because I don’t think much of Angelina Jolie as an actress doesn’t mean that the films she stars in will necessarily […]