How does the sequel stack(er) up to the original?
We’ve been through a lot together, Marvel Studios and I. The end of two presidencies, the changing face of how summer blockbusters are formulated – everyone needs a shared universe these days, after all. But for all that time and for all those movies, little has changed at the core of most Marvel Cinematic Universe […]
2017 was a standout year for cinema, whereas last year there was no doubt in my mind what my top ten films would be, these past twelve months have played host a number of incredible big-screen experiences that were all worthy of consideration. I can’t tell you how many different permutations of this list I […]
Our review of this year’s biggest blockbuster
Our review of the long-awaited DC team-up adventure
There’s been an air of secrecy to Blade Runner 2049, the likes of which that had previously been reserved for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This had been so extreme to the point where the earliest reviews of the film made such bold, sweeping statements as “even knowing the plot of the film is a […]
I really had trouble with the first Kingsman. I didn’t exactly think that Matthew Vaughn’s take on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ Secret Service was a *bad* film necessarily, most Vaughn films have a base-level of storytelling competency that’s hard to really call unwatchable by any stretch, but that initial Kingsman entry – despite taking […]
Coming off of this summer’s abysmal adaptation of The Dark Tower, Stephen King fans have reason to be weary. King’s novels can be difficult to adapt to the big screen, both too sprawling and other-worldly to see play out with your standard issue director without seeming broad or cartoonish. But IT, as a project, held some promise in the early days.
The Lonely Island, the comedy trio made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, are best-known for their Saturday Night Live shorts and satirical, off-color films like Hot Rod and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. But with Brigsby Bear, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the laugh-a-minute trio attempted something new: […]
The long awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s epic saga lacks the courage of its convictions