Transformers: Age of Extinction – Review

“What Kind Of Cars Are Those?  They’re  So Scary.” I didn’t make up that quote, by the way, it’s an actual line from the movie, which is problematic because NO ONE talks like that, particularly when there’re being chased by a bunch of assassins.   Though the thing is, the actor who uttered the line, T.J. Miller, is always […]

Postmortem: The Happening (2008)

Part 1: It’s All About The Benjamins I imagine that M. Night Shyamalan, coming off the blockbuster success of 1999’s “The Sixth Sense,” thought that he literally ruled the world.  That movie, on a $40 million budget, earned almost $673 million dollars. His followup,  2000’s “Unbreakable,” cost $75 million to produce, almost doubled the cost of […]

‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Trailer

I don’t think that Michael Bay and Zach Snyder are the same people, though the new trailer for “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” plays eerily similar to trailers for Snyder’s “Man Of Steel”– though at least Bay lets you know that everything is going to Hell pretty quickly. It appears this time around that humanity have […]

‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Trailer

Wha!? I just finished watching the trailer for Michael Bay’s latest ‘Transformers’ film, and I have to say that he’s had better trailers.  This one has a particularly disjointed quality to it, and feels like random footage was thrown together with little logic. Which isn’t unusual for a trailer, though some sort of narrative cohesion […]

‘2 Guns’ Review

“Not the best of the genre, but it has its charms.” Baltasar Kormákur‘s “2 Guns,” in terms of buddy-cop movies, pales before some of the better examples of the genre, like “48 Hrs,” or “Lethal Weapon,’ though that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have anything going for it. It’s greatest strength are the ‘two guns,’ […]

Transformers 4 (Or Mediocrity Is Its Own Reward)

Michael Bay is rebooting the Transformers franchise, with Mark Wahlberg replacing Shia LaBeouf, though I am not entirely sure the casting change will make a whit of difference. That’s a pity because, if another director were to take the helm, it’s quite possible that we would get something new and engaging this time around. And […]