Shaw & Hobbs – Official Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

Universal Pictures dropped a trailer for their Fast and Furious spin-off, Shaw & Hobbs and…it’s interesting because while it continues the car fetishization typical for the series it’s a spin-off from–if the trailer is at all accurate it’s become a superhero film. For instance, Idris Elba’s Brixton IS Power Man (essentially)–which is interesting because Netflix […]

My Thoughts On Idris Elba As James Bond

This is the type of crap I absolutely hate, and Roger Moore should know better.  What I am referring to is an interview he did with Paris Match when he said that Idris Elba wasn’t “English-English” enough to play James Bond. And he could be saying a lot of things–though we all know what he […]

What Lies At The Heart Of Horror

I don’t claim to be a particularly deep person, though I think I understand what it is that’s at the heart of my enjoyment of horror movies.  I think that a good horror movie makes me feel.  Generally speaking, I have in the past been relatively numb to much that went on around me. Living in such a […]

The Ugly Side Of Fandom

If you’ve seen videos of cosplay or the various ‘Cons’ the first thing you notice is that they feature all sorts of quirky, colorful (and often brilliant) costumes, which is why it’s understandable if you thought that that was what comic geek culture was all about (besides costumes and the–virtual–worship of certain movies and comic characters). […]

Postmortem: Prometheus (2012)

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, […]

The Falcon And The Soldier

I don’t know how true this is, but supposedly Anthony Mackie is in the running to play the Falcon in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which reminded me that Marvel, in my humble opinion, has missed opportunities to introduce or use African-American characters before. And I get that the Ultimates version of Nick Fury happens to […]