Thor: Ragnarok And The New Kit

While Marvel Studios has probably one of the most enviable hit-to-miss ratios in Hollywood–14 and 0, including the upcoming Doctor Strange–that’s not to imply that some of their features weren’t weaker than others.  The first movie based on Thor–patterned loosely on a character from Norse mythology–was surprisingly effective, taking a fairly outlandish character and imbuing […]

Ghostbusters – Official Trailer 2

I have to admit that the latest Ghostbusters trailer is MUCH, MUCH better than the first. Melissa McCarthy is apparently playing Melissa McCarthy; that’s a good or bad thing depending on how one typically feels about her antics. Leslie Jones this time around is a pleasant surprise, as she seems more interesting than all the […]

Ghostbusters (2016) – Trailer

I have to admit that I was feeling a bit lukewarm about the new Ghostbusters. My biggest issue was that the casting of an all-female team seemed like a less than organic move by the filmmakers than one apparently designed to placate people who believe that movies should be more diverse. And movies should be more diverse, of […]

Blackhat – Trailer

Isn’t it remarkable what a few days can bring?  A few weeks ago, a thriller like Michael Mann‘s Blackhat–a movie that revolves around about Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) a cyber criminal released from prison to counter the threat of a cyber terrorist with the ability to bring a nation to its collective knees–would probably have been an […]

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Review

Before seeing Alan Taylor’s follow-up to “Thor,” “Thor: The Dark World,” I happened to read a few reviews.  Some were particularly insulting and mean-spirited, while others seemed not to have seen the first film, which is OK; but don’t complain about understanding the origin of Thor and the rest of the Asgardians when you can’t motivate […]

Brian’s ‘Thor’ Review

(Minimal spoilers because I hate reviews that tell you exactly what happens in a film.  If I wanted to know that I would, I don’t know, go see it myself.  I read reviews for an opinion, a perspective, not a blow-by-blow, scene-by-scene examination)  I went to see “Thor” at the Loews Uptown today, a theater that–if not […]