I participated in a thread on Twitter with C. Robert Cargill (co-writer of Sinister, Sinister 2 and Doctor Strange) where he was talking about The Equalizer 2 and it’s director, Antoine Fuqua (who also directed the first movie). I described Fuqua as ‘the thinking man’s Michael Bay,’ and it’s an apt comparison because if you […]
And that’s not a sentiment I come by all too often because Bay’s movies are all about what’s on the surface, and typically lack anything approaching nuance (though to be fair he definitely knows his audience.) Though that audience is generally not terribly discriminating, which is why it’s so maddening when the Transformers movies do […]
Michael Bay says that there’re 14 Transformers stories in development (most of which are probably intended to be made into movies) and on hearing the news something shriveled up inside me, like an organ that no longer served a practical purpose. So, I guess I’m saying Transformers are the cocyxx of the movie ‘body.’ They have bothered […]
I hate to say this about any movie, but Transformers: The Last Knight needs to fail (or at the very least, do not so quite so well) at the box office. And I want that to be the case for the best possible reasons, namely the movies have so far been terrible, and apparently nothing else […]
Suppose someone that you though of as a friend slapped you upside the head, for no apparent reason, every time they saw you. It’s less an issue of pain–it was never enough to cause physical harm–than one of blatant disrespect. Eventually you’ll come to the point that you have two options: Either resign yourself to this daily assault on […]
If you ask me the true test of whether or not a movie is a good one is that of time, namely if it can stand up well to repeated viewings.
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things. They also shouldn’t play with time machines. Project Almanac is a story about a bunch of teens that do just that (play with time machines, not dead things) and how they have to work to correct all that they have inevitably screwed up. The movie hasn’t even premiered yet, […]