Bumblebee – Review

Most of the Transformers movies are drek (the first gets a pass because it was new and as viewers we had no idea what to expect) and how they went on to be the successes they ended up being–prior to the franchise running out of steam in it’s later chapters–is virtually beyond comprehension. I blame […]

Warner Bros Just Don’t Get It…Suicide Squad Edition

  Apparently executives at Warner Bros/DC Films don’t understand that people don’t want murky, unheroic super beings–be they heroes or in this instance, villains. I mention it because reviews have begun to come in for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, and they’re not…very…good. To be fair, they’re mixed so some that aren’t as bad, such as (on […]

Leviathan – Trailer

I was reading Deadline: Hollywood earlier today when I noticed that Ruairi Robinson has landed a development deal based upon the video for his short, Leviathan. If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll recall that I featured Robinson’s The Silent City, a few years ago.  I’ve reposted it below. The thing is, Ruairi Robinson does great trailers, but […]

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 […]

‘Mama’ Leading Weekend Box Office

It seems that I am not the only one with mother issues because the Guillermo Del Toro produced horror film, “Mama,” has already earned $10 million Friday, and is on track to add another $20 million by the end of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Unfortunately, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, “The Last Stand” seems to be […]

Blinded By ‘Green Lantern’s’ Light

Some reviewers, such as Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, seem to think that “Green Lantern” is the “Heaven’s Gate” of superhero films.  Rottentomatoes.com seems to agree, which is probably why it currently has a 25% approval rating. That being said when I checked Rottentomatoes yesterday it had a %20, so perhaps there’s room for improvement in […]