Tron: Legacy Sequel On The Way!

I’ve been saying that there would be a sequel to Tron: Legacy for the longest time–despite the fact that the Joseph Kosinski-directed sequel to 1979’s Tron was pretty uneven and didn’t actually make all that much money, relatively speaking. It earned $400 million on a $170 million budget, which isn’t by any means a failure, but […]

‘As Above, So Below’ Review

  As Above, So Below, let’s be clear, isn’t a particularly good movie, but it is a damned entertaining one. The story, such as it is, revolves around Scarlett (Perdida Weeks), who’s searching for the clues that would lead her to the Philosopher’s Stone, which I should mention that her father was also searching for, before he hung himself. […]

‘Dark Space’ Trailer

The trailer for Dark Space actually looks pretty good, especially for an independent film (made without the backing of a major studio).  There’s a dash of Predator here, a hint of Outland there, and a whole lot of Pitch Black, that really works.  That being said, if I could mention one thing to the producers:  If you’re looking to […]

‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Trailer

I don’t think that Michael Bay and Zach Snyder are the same people, though the new trailer for “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” plays eerily similar to trailers for Snyder’s “Man Of Steel”– though at least Bay lets you know that everything is going to Hell pretty quickly. It appears this time around that humanity have […]

‘Godzilla’ Trailer

The trailer of Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” trailer has arrived, and I have to say that I like it (despite that opening ‘Transformers’ horn sound).  Heavy on atmospherics, relatively little of the big lizard itself, it’s looking pretty good. Overall, it looks interesting enough that “Monsters” will only be an distant memory.

‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Trailer

Wha!? I just finished watching the trailer for Michael Bay’s latest ‘Transformers’ film, and I have to say that he’s had better trailers.  This one has a particularly disjointed quality to it, and feels like random footage was thrown together with little logic. Which isn’t unusual for a trailer, though some sort of narrative cohesion […]

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Trailer

The trailer for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” just popped up, and it feels – and sounds – like a Michael Bay Transformers film.  So many cars flying about, so many explosions! This must be what happens when a director being given too much money is combined with rebooting a property too soon:  You […]

‘Temple Run’ To Get Movie Treatment

If you’re among the people that think the ‘Transformers’ films were too cerebral, and “Mortal Combat” too allegorical, there’s going to be a movie based on the iOS video game “Temple Run.” Though there’s the advantage that the video game has so little plot – run, jump, rinse, repeat – that the filmmakers will have […]

Will ‘Green Lantern’ Be Eclipsed By ‘Transformers’ & ‘Captain America?’

As I wrote last week, Green Lantern’s greatest problem is that its foreign box office returns are weak, which is confirmed in a story at  The article, among other things, tells of a precipitous box office fall-off the film has recently experienced.  According to Boxofficemojo, “Green Lantern” has currently earned $76 million dollars, domestically,  […]