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
Our review of the filmmaker’s existential war picture
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 […]
Universal’s new shared universe gets off to a dreadful start
In the critical world, it’s not exactly high praise to say Wonder Woman is Warner Bros. and DC’s best film in the recent line-up, given the poor reactions to both Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad. So to get the obvious out of the way first: yes, Wonder Woman is the best, by far.
Does this highly anticipated sequel live up to its mega-popular first entry? Find out in our review!