Trailer Into REaction: Iron Mask (2019) | Official Trailer

I don’t think I’m saying anything controversial when I proclaim most Americans don’t have much of a grasp of either history or literature, which is why Oleg Stepchenko’s Iron Mask bothers me a bit. Seemingly cribbed from Alexandre Dumas’ The Man in the Iron Mask, it goes to places that the original novel likely never […]

The Great Wall – Trailer

  What is it with Matt Damon and comments and/or activities of a racially-dubious nature? First there were the comments made during his and Ben Affleck’s HBO series–now cancelled–Project Greenlight, where Damon finds diversity okay, as long as it’s in its place. If I recall, that happened sometime last year (or earlier this year). Now Damon […]

Jason Bourne – Trailer

  Paul Greenglass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum and Matt Damon are back with the further adventures of super spy Jason Bourne with Jason Bourne. Though what I find most interesting is if Greenglass and Damon can make Jason Bourne relevant in these days where characters like Captain America play […]

Talking About White Privilege

White privilege isn’t the sort of thing that this blog tends to revolve around, but then again, since there are apparently quite a few actors that bring it up as of late–often in the worse way possible–i though that I’d do a blog post revolving around it. It’s tough to talk about things like while privilege. […]

‘Elysium’ Review

Neil Blomkamp’s “Elysium” is somewhat of a novelty these days:  A science fiction film that has something not only to say about where we are as a species, but where we are going.  Though, before I begin, I need to get something off my chest. Some critics, who actually get paid for their work, have […]

‘Elysium’ Trailer 2

Neill Blomkamp is the Real Thing.  By which I mean he’s managed to combine social commentary and action in a fashion that doesn’t alienate either audience.  His first film, “District 9” while excellent, could have easily been a fluke. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time that a director sees a decline in their […]

New ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Trailer

Here’s the latest trailer for “The Bourne Legacy,” with Jeremy Renner in a role that originated with Matt Damon. Truth be told, I am more focused on writing a post in relation to Guillermo Del Toro (potentially) abandoning his passion project, a movie based upon H.P. Lovecraft’s “At The Mountains Of Madness.” Del Toro is […]

‘The Bourne Legacy’ Trailer

With Matt Damon not returning to the Bourne movies, there was no way that Universal was going to give up on a franchise that has pulled in almost $950 million dollars.  Enter Jeremy Renner, last seen in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and (soon) in “The Avengers.” I hope that Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Supremacy,” “The […]

‘Contagion’ Review

“This “Contagion” may be hard on the system, but it’s well worth catching.” “Contagion” is a scary film, though it didn’t get that way by accident.  Part of why it is so effective is because the scenario it presents is a very realistic one, as anyone who has even remotely paid attention to the scourge […]