Suicide Squad – Comic-Con trailer

Gotta admit that the Suicide Squad trailer looks pretty good.  My hopes drooped for a moment when I saw Will Smith during the snowy street scene (which looked very cheap, and was clearly shot in a studio), then rose in my esteem pretty quickly.

The Fifty Shades of Gray Phenomenon

I have no intention of seeing Fifty Shades of Gray, mainly because it’s not my kind of movie.  Besides, if I were going to watch S&M I’d rather not watch the Lifetime version of it. Though what I find interesting is how well received the film has been, and that director Sam Taylor-Johnson is returning to […]

John M. Chu Does Action Better Than Christopher Nolan

Yeah, I didn’t believe it either, till began to think of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, starting with The Dark Knight Rises backward, and John M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which I am currently watching on Netflix. As much as I hate to admit it, Chu captures action much better than Nolan, which almost feel like sacrilege to […]

Practically Speaking

If you’re a big fan of movies, particularly horror and sci-fi, you’ve probably taken a position on whether or not movies should use CGI (computer-generated imagery) or practical effects (which include prosthetics, animatronics, models and miniatures). Personally, I am a HUGE fans of practical effects.  That being said, I understand that there are things that you […]

Rocket Raccoon Sighted!

Originally when I watched the teaser for “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” I wondered where Rocket Raccoon was.  It appears that he actually turns up, but only for a moment (he’s behind a clearly pissed Groot, firing a gun). Thanks to faraway for the eagle eye!

‘The Purge’ Free Advanced Screening

If anyone remembers when I first posted this trailer, I am still pretty buzzed about it.  The Purge answers a question most of us have probably considered at one time or another, which is: What heinous things am I capable of doing if I were allowed to do anything that I wanted? Universal Pictures wants […]

To Post-Convert To 3D Or Not Post-Convert

Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” is being post-converted to 3D, which is interesting when you consider how terrible such conversions tend to be. Remember “Wrath Of The Titans?”  If there’s another film that was converted to 3D to such seemingly universal disdain, I am unaware of it. That being said tickets for 3D films tend […]