Almost every major city has one for all fans of the genre to attend. It’s not just limited to movies but also television and anime. I’ve attended Awesome Con in Washington D.C. the last two years and have never been disappointed. But there is one convention that claims to title as the crown jewel of conventions. Read More »
Five years ago, a little historical drama called 12 Years a Slave stormed the Academy Awards. It put director Steve McQueen on the map and now he’s roaring back to the big screen with a star-studded crime thriller.
And he couldn’t have picked a better lead than How to Get Away with Murder’s Viola Davis.Read More »
In 2007, every boy and man’s dream came true as the popular Hasbro toy franchise, Transformers, was brought to life on the big screen. Directed by Michael Bay, it was an effects-heavy popcorn flick that stayed true to the core of the series. The future installments, Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction, and The Last Knight, sent the franchise free-falling with the weight of sophomoric humor, overuse of product placements, plots and the length of the films.
And let’s not forget who was at the helm of all these films: Michael Bay.
When a franchise needs some freshening up, prequels are coming.Read More »
Everyone remembers The Lego Movie, right? The 2014 smash-hit was a landmark in visual style and creativity in animation. Along with great humor, voice cast and heartwarming message, The Lego Movie started a major franchise for the Lego brand, including the successful Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie.
Five years later, it’s time to return to the characters who started it all. Read More »
Have you ever thought about being a hero? A criminal? The love and adoration, the notoriety and disdain of the general public (depending on which side you choose and everyone’s individual opinions) is hard to pass up. Plus you might get to wear a cool outfit; at least buy an expensive suit.
One question though: In that line of work, how good is the medical insurance? Where can you go to get treatment for your many wounds?
This summer, Hotel Artemis provides the service.Read More »
I wasn’t exposed to their music until my college days. I had wonderful hallmates and roommates that opened my pop culture world to show how much I wasn’t seeing. With classic anthems such as “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You”, they have cemented their place in music history.
But what about the story behind the music? What about the story of their front man, Freddy Mercury?Read More »
Being born at the start of the 90’s, I missed out on a lot of classic movies that featured generational action heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Some of these movies I’m only now watching. I watched the 1987 cult classic science fiction film ‘Predator’ last year during a revival series at a local movie theater. Watching the high level of testosterone in the film, I finally got the full value and appreciation this film has earned over the years.
Now, after sequels, restarts, and a less-than-stellar crossover, a new story will be told. Read More »