Although the detours and sights we see along the way of Valerian are often the most satisfying components, the destination is lackluster.
Our review of the filmmaker’s existential war picture
I’m not exactly sure of the provenance of Forbes movie pundit Rob Cain so take the following with a grain of salt, but he points out that Spider-Man Homecoming had an awful Friday-to-Friday fall: The film was extremely well reviewed with a 93 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating, and well attended, with a $117 million domestic […]
It’s that time again, and just ahead of SDCC, Entertainment Weekly has put out their special Comic-Con Preview issue. This year, the focus is on Marvel’s Black Panther and the 2018 Ryan Coogler film that will bring his world to life. While the report fleshes out some details about characters and the like, the big money […]
Of this year’s superhero crop, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 did its expected big business, and Spider-Man: Homecoming looks to be helping that franchise find its big money ways again, Wonder Woman has proven perhaps to be 2017’s most valuable player in the genre. Not only surpassing the domestic gross of all other […]
[spoilers ahead from Spider-Man: Homecoming] In one of the first scenes of Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, we see a flashback to the Battle of Midtown from the first Avengers movie. Adrian Toomes runs a crew engaged in disaster recovery, and is quickly put out of business as the U.S. Department of Damage Control exercises authority over […]
Does this latest Spider-Man outing live up to the quality of its fellow Marvel Studios brethren?
It’s been known for some time that the Damage Control, a construction company set in the Marvel Universe specializing in property damaged related to superhuman conflicts, co-created by the late/great Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colón would be featured in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film. However, whether the fictional company would have a significant role in […]
The other day, I saw someone (don’t ask me who) on Twitter make the claim that the current iteration of the once long-lived Planet of the Apes franchise was one of the most thoughtful set of blockbusters we currently have. I pondered that, trying to find something that might challenge this lofty claim. Given how […]
I tell you, there was no superhero movie I was more excited about than Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. Having been developed for years and years, you can imagine what sort of incredible “film that could have been” I had worked up in my head. And once he had left under circumstances that seemed fairly damning on […]