Review – Venom (2018)

I’ve been avoiding the Spider-Man movies in theaters–very since the Andrew Garfield run–because Spider-Man belongs with Marvel Studios. If they’re not producing, I’m not interested. So a day or two ago I rented Venom mainly because I recall reviews saying how fun the movie was. And sure, I would watch Venom over receiving a root […]

Men In Black International – Official Trailer

Besides the title being a bit silly–after all the Men In Black includes aliens from OTHER WORLDS, for frak’s sake! Yet somehow we’re emphasizing it’s international nature!? Then there’s the product placement (memo to studio: If you’re seeing obnoxious product placement in the damn trailer it’s likely to be even more so in the movie, […]

Holmes and Watson – Official Trailer

Now this looks funny! I like Will Ferrell best when he’s at his broadest, and here, playing Sherlock Holmes, he’s definitely swinging for the fences though I find John C. Reilly most interesting because his Watson is somewhat of a straight man to Ferrell’s bizarre Holmes. And speaking of Holmes did anyone get a very […]

Blade Runner 2049 – Review

Someone, after seeing the cut of Blade Runner 2049 that was released to theaters called it ‘the most expensive art film in history.’ And that’s pretty accurate. Blade Runner 2049 is beautiful to look at but there’s a languidness, a subtleness about it that doesn’t do the material any favors. Virtually everything about it is […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Trailer 3

Cutting an effective trailer is a strange mix of art and science and too much of either can ruin it. And they’re more important than you think. Part of what saved Suicide Squad was the  trailer, which (unfortunatel) made promises the movie itself didn’t quite live up to, was so well-received by movie goers. By […]

Chappie – Review

Chappie Is Pretty Good.  It’s Not District 9, But That’s Okay. If you’ve seen Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium, you may have given up on him, despite the fact that that can be considered a bit of an overreaction, especially since his first movie, District 9, was pretty good. That being said, let’s not forget that his second movie wasn’t by any […]

The Interview – Review

 “The Producers Of The Interview Should Consider The Sony Hacking Fortuitous Because There’s No Other Way Such An Otherwise Middling Movie Would Receive So Much Attention.” When I first learned of all the hullabaloo over Sony Pictures’ The Interview, the first thing that came to mind was that if it weren’t for the hack, there’s no way the […]