Will Lightning Strike For Shazam!?

The way Shazam’s box office performance is being trumpeted you’d think it’s success is assured. It’s not. Shazam has production budget of $100 dollars and earned over $158 million last weekend. And that’s a strong opening but here’s the rub, the fly in the ointment, if you will: If Shazam falls off a cliff, box-office […]

Joker | Teaser Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

What is it with the DCEU, Worlds Of DC or whatever the heck they’re calling it this week? Now it appears they’re creating an Elseworlds version of Joker, but there’s a problem, namely that there ALREADY is a Joker! Now, whatever you may thing of Jared Leto’s version I don’t think it can be disputed […]

Trailer Into Reaction: Annabelle Comes Home | Official Trailer

The Conjuring movies–which includes Annabelle–aren’t terrible by any stretch. though they’re not that good as far as horror movies go, either. In fact, they’re passable entertainments and that’s it. They’re stylistic exercises and care less about generating genuine thrills and chills than appealing to as many people as possible. And that’s okay because the purpose […]

Review – Ghost Ship (2002)

Steve Beck’s Ghost Ship is a 2002 horror feature released through Warner Bros. and is a gloriously ridiculous movie. I wouldn’t call it a good movie necessarily, though it’s enjoyable (which is an important distinction). And as I mention in my review, it’s an oddly joyous–I don’t mean that in terms of happiness, but in […]

Shazam! – Official Trailer #2 – Trailer Into Reaction

I’m officially embargoing the DCEU–like the Sony movies, beyond Spider-Man in the MCU, that is. I might rent them but I won’t pay to see them in theaters–because in the case of the former I’m tired of the randomness of the movies they’re producing. And I’m not even a huge fan but when there’s talk […]

Interstellar – Review

I think Christopher Nolan’s talent as a director is indisputable. The problem is that–like most of us–he finds his comfort zone, and sticks with it. Which I’m okay with if Nolan stuck to one particular genre. Instead he moves from everything from superhero movies (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) to historical-based […]