This review contains mild spoilers for Bloodshot. Dave Wilson’s Bloodshot isn’t bad, though it doesn’t bring anything new to the table either. And that’s important because there’ve been a few stabs at creating a cinematic universe, and so far only Marvel Studios and New Line’s The Conjuring and it’s spinoffs have done so successfully (and […]
Results is too flabby for a movie that revolves around a gym.
Ridley Scott, even when his films are sort of silly, like “Legend,” look absolutely remarkable. He has an eye that manages to catch the smallest details, but his ear for nonsensical story beats is not quite so acute. For instance, while “Prometheus” was gorgeous to look at, but if you give it any sort of consideration, […]
Have you ever seen a movie, like “Prometheus,” for instance, in which you were blown away when you first saw it in the theaters, only to see it again and wonder what the whole point was? In this edition of ‘Postmortem’ I take another look at “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” a movie that I […]
Generally I don’t particularly care about these sorts of things, but having seen “Iron Man 3” perhaps more times than should be legal, I noticed this little error. Truth be told, it’s less of an error than the filmmakers apparently showing us what they can get away with when viewers are in awe over one of […]
This trailer looks like ‘The Dark Knight’ of the Iron Man. And I have to say, I liked it. I also liked that there was no metal suit is sight when the Mandarin (though Ben Kingsley’s accent struck me as a bit odd) showed up and that Guy Pearce, in the little bit of time […]
Didn’t Luc Besson retire? If so, he has an odd way of showing it because a new film, Lockout, was not only executive produced by him but the screenplay that he helped write was based upon his idea. It doesn’t look like anything that we haven’t seen before, if the trailer is any indicator, though […]
Many horror films, be they of the ‘Saw’ or “Friday the 13th” variety, are a lot of things, but scary isn’t one of them. This is often because their stock and trade is shock, and violence is the means to that end. They’re not particularly scary because fear involves mood and atmosphere, things that takes […]