Tag: Movie Review

‘Ant-Man’ proves that the superhero genre works well with others

Paul Rudd as Ant-Man promotional graphic

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hit theaters this weekend and seems poised to continue the studio’s hot streak.   Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is an ex-con who just wants to get his life together so he can see his daughter again. Desperate and unable to hold a job, he finds his way into the presence of Hank Pym… Read More

Terminated: “Terminator: Genisys” Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger in his role as the Terminator

Despite its reputation as a landmark franchise in both the action and sci-fi genres, the “Terminator” franchise has never really managed to fill the enormous shoes of the first two films. “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003) and “Terminator: Salvation” (2009) both proved unsuccessful with fans, and put the franchise on ice until now.… Read More

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” gives us some thrills, mostly superhero fatigue

Art from the "Avengers" film

At a certain point during “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the titular villain makes the claim that “everyone creates the thing we fear.” Within the context of the film, he refers to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) creating the evil Artificial Intelligence (AI); further examination could show that Marvel Studios — and president Kevin Feige —… Read More

“The Hunger Games” New Film Falls Short of Expectations

This week, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I” hit theaters with a bang – in fact, it was the biggest movie debut of the year. Opening weekend saw a total grossing of $123 million.   Unfortunately, though, this number was lower than expected. After analyzing trends from earlier “Hunger Games” releases, BoxOffice.com predicted that… Read More

Classic Movie Monday: The Sandlot, One of The Sweetest Coming-Of-Age Films of All Time

The Sandlot.  This classic kids movie from 1993 deserves a mention for many reasons. Not only is the movie filled with many classic quotes (“you’re killin’ me smalls!”), along with movies like “The Goonies” and “A Christmas Story,” “Sandlot” is great because it provides the simple childhood tales of your average group of kids through… Read More

Classic Movie Monday: “Bridesmaids” is Already There

“12 Angry Men,” “The Godfather,” “Citizen Kane,” “A Streetcar Named Desire”… These movies from the Golden Age are all films that critics and film buffs would consider American classics. Purists in the film business pine for a more refined time; the class, the drama, the pinnacle of cinema. There is some truth to this. When… Read More

Classic Movie Monday: Pulp Fiction

The wacky and haunting world of Quentin Tarantino unravels for one of the first times in this iconic 1994 treasure, “Pulp Fiction.” This film is the quintessential movie of the 90’s, stamped with Tarantino’s signature allure for gore, violence, controversy, and convoluted, overlapping, and time-bending plot-lines. This movie established Tarantino as a dextrous, unconventional, madcap filmmaker, and a very dynamic storyteller to… Read More

Classic Movie Monday: The Graduate

“The Graduate,” a 1967 gem directed by Mike Nichols, was an immediate American classic. The film is a quirky treasure with a very unique aesthetic and message that sets it apart from other 60’s movies; it doesn’t have that characteristic stagnant, overly-dramatized feeling common in some movies of the same era — it is dynamic and engaging,… Read More