Tag: Movie Review

Black Panther: A Superhero Transcending Beyond a Movie

An image of the black panther character in Marvel's comic book series

Occasionally, a film that goes beyond attempting to entertain an audience for 90 minutes, is produced and released on the big screen. When this happens, the movie inspires it’s audience —  young and old– to better themselves and, be a positive role model within their community.   Usually seen in inspirational sports movies such as… Read More

Finally: A Theatrical Release in New Orleans for Cult Classic “The Room”

The Room (film)

On a lukewarm Saturday night in March of 2016, The Landmark Inwood in Dallas (a theater known for airing cult classics), hosted a midnight showing of “The Room” — a movie that perfectly defines the “cult classic” genre even further than “Rocky Horror.” Telling the story of an overly friendly and trusting banker named Johnny whose… Read More

“Get Out” and “Lady Bird” Among Many: CBS’ Top Ten Movies of 2017

best movies of 2017

This past year was monumental for film-making in many ways. Although there were more Marvel, DC comics and other superhero films than any movie goer could possibly keep up with — as well as the obligatory “feel good” inspirational movies — there were also surprise hits that cost a fraction of big-budget epics and performed equally as… Read More

‘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