Lightning Strikes, Thor: Ragnarök Roars!

And Yes, ‘Ragnarök’ has an umlaut and it’s lazy not to include it. Anyway, last week I made the audacious claim that Thor: Ragnarök would likely join the Billion Dollar Club, the hallowed ground where movies that earn at least a billion dollars go during their theatrical runs roam. And profits matter because as much […]

Sony Saved by Spider-Man in Second Quarter

Sony earned $86 million in the Second Quarter of 2017 due to the Playstation video game system and a little movie called Spider-Man: Homecoming, and an even littler movie, Baby Driver. Spider-Man snared almost $900 million ($875,885 million worldwide) which is a lot of ducats for a movie that was supposed to underwhelm due to […]

Isle of Dogs -Trailer

I literally don’t get all the love for Wes Anderson (that being said I have also never sat though a single one of his movies). There’s something very elite, very pretentious about the man and his films that bothers me on an almost visceral level. How dare a filmmaker not cater to the masses with […]

Monster Trucks – Trailers # 1 & 2

Seriously!?  Is there some pent-up demand for a movie that puts the ‘monster’ literally into ‘monster trucks?’  And to be sure, no one knew for certain that the Transformers movies would be the massive hits (reasons to this day, for the most part, beyond my comprehension) they ended up being prior to them being released.  […]