As a director, Marc Webb doesn’t nearly get the credit he deserves. His (500) Days of Summer is a damn near perfect dramedy (a curious hybrid of a comedy and a drama, which in the recent past were simply called ‘movies’). The problem is that he also directed The Amazing Spider-Man 2, though if we were […]
As I mention in my latest video (below the text), the most recent trailer for Star Trek: Beyond (I don’t care that there’s no colon, I’m putting one in anyway) looks pretty interesting. There’s a lot going on–maybe even a bit too much because from a narrative standpoint I have no idea why things are happening […]
I’ve written on this topic before, though I have yet to find an answer–satisfying or otherwise.
I refuse to leave out the colon in Star Trek: Beyond because while I am not a grammar nazi, it feels incomplete, as if someone hasn’t quite finished the sentence. “Star Trek Beyond….” Beyond what? Beyond Jupiter? Beyond Imagination? Beyond Getting On My Last Nerve!? Anyway, the trailer looks fun, and while I know that that’s a […]
A few hours ago I wrote a piece for MoviePilot about Spider-Man’s return to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), and overall I am pretty happy about the way things have turned out. Technically speaking, it’s not quite Spider-Man returning to where he belongs, but under the circumstances it’s probably as good as it’s going to get. That being […]
Typically, Spider-Man would be the one doing the saving, but even Spidey is powerless against studio executives who don’t have any real understanding of what they’re doing. And what many commenters–I mean you, AMC Movie Talk in particular–seem to be missing about the mess that’s stemmed from the Sony email dump is not that the executives involved are […]
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 […]
This is not a review of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek because, if it were, it’s two years too late. Sometimes I think that to get the feel of a film I have to let it ‘stew’ for a while, then give it another chance. I liked ‘Star Trek’ when I saw it in theaters, though […]