Review – Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018) 

While you can get away with calling Day of the Dead: Bloodline a ‘reimagining’ of George Romero’s classic, there’s nothing ‘bold’ about it (in fact, it’s such a loose interpretation that ‘Generic Zombie Thriller’ would work just as well). Part of what made Romero’s movies so horrific (in the best possible way) was his penchant […]

The Roar Heard Around The World

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a bit of an anomaly less because it was written by two African-Americans, Ryan Coogler and Joe Ryan Cole, with a primarily African-American cast than taking those things into account the movie has been gifted a relatively large budget–for a Marvel Studios feature–of $200 million. And that’s pretty convincing sign […]

Wonder Woman Looks to Smash Expectations   

Patty Jenkins’ upcoming Wonder Woman feature has a quality that’s shared with no other recent movie bearing the DC logo (and it’s not an opening projection that’s projected somewhere in the ballpark of $175 million worldwide). The quality in question is its  Rotten Tomatoes score. According to the aggregator the movie has amassed a 97 […]

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 […]

What’s So Strange About A Little Less Doctor Strange?

Discover a new hero. Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange. See Marvel's #DoctorStrange in theaters November 4th! pic.twitter.com/kWvIPce6me — Doctor Strange (@DrStrange) September 27, 2016 Reading my blog, you’ve probably noticed that there’s been a dearth of Doctor Strange-related posts, despite there being quite a bit of material released over the past few months. That’s no […]

The Second Week Curse Strikes Suicide Squad!

Which, if you follow Warner Bros. and DC Films is pretty much par for the course because, as big as the 67.3 percent fall for Suicide Squad was, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice performed even worse, declining 69 percent. And this is problematic because it all the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) movies so far have lacked legs, and declined precipitously in […]

Suicide Squad – Review

“David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is a better movie than either Man of Steel or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Which unfortunately isn’t saying all that much.” By my reckoning the greatest problems with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was that director Zach Snyder forgot–or choose to ignore–two important things: First, both […]