Ant-Man – Review

“Ant-Man Shows That Great Things Come In Small Packages.” Considering how well put together Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man is, it’s a shock that just a few months ago a lot of people were talking about how it would be Marvel Studios’ first misstep. And I can understand–prior to having seen the movie– how one could come […]

Pan – Official Trailer

Can we just accept that Joe Cornish is a bit overrated?  That’s not to say that there isn’t the potential for greatness, but so far most of what he’s done has been in association with Edgar Wright. His first turn at directing was 2011’s Attack The Block (which he also wrote), a box-office failure (though let’s not for […]

‘Paddington’ Trailer 1

Paddington is based upon the children’s storybook character Paddington Bear, who I imagine is bigger in Europe, like The Adventures of Tintin, which formed the basis of a 2011 film directed by Steven Spielberg that was produced by Peter Jackson and written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat.   I also expected to be creeped […]

Brian’s ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Review

“Tintin,” while perhaps not for everyone, is so well-done that the occasional misstep is easily forgotten.  I must admit that I went into “The Adventures of Tintin” with somewhat low expectatations, due less to the input of Steven Spielberg, (director) Peter Jackson (producer)  and Steven Moffat (Dr. Who, Sherlock), Edgar Wright (Shawn of the Dead, […]

‘Attack The Block’ In Limited Release

Edited 7/29 2156 2158 2200 When I heard that Joe Cornish’s “Attack The Block” would be opening today, I assumed that it was nationwide.  It appears that this is not the case, though there was a sneak preview in Washington, DC a month or two ago. Despite seemingly skirting the DC region, it has opened in […]

‘Attack The Block’ Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming kids vs. aliens thriller (think E.T. with a very bad attitude.  And teeth) “Attack The Block” from Joe Cornish, a frequent collaborator with Edgar Wright (both of whom worked on the screenplay for the upcoming “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” for Dreamworks, and “Ant-Man”, for […]