Out of Netflix’s hit or miss original movie, it seems to get romantic comedies just right. The considerably entertaining Set It Up is an example of rom-com success. Netflix’s romantic comedy about two estranged best friends getting a second chance to rekindle an old flame that blends comedy, culture, and social commentary continues that run.
After 19 years, 12 films, 2 Phoenix saga-focused films, and 1 franchise-binding Wolverine, the X-Men franchise is over. Dark Phoenix wraps up the X-Men prequel films and franchise before the inevitable Disney/MCU reboot switch is turned on. After an established history, I couldn’t see this franchise ending with anything less than an applause. It is heartbreaking to see it wane with a finale as hollow as Dark Phoenix.
First of all, I love Aladdin.
When I get asked about my top Disney movies of all time (possibly coming in a future post), the Middle Eastern folk tale always lands in my top three. Ever since my childhood, the animated classic has ALWAYS landed in my top 3. Considering Disney’s success of live-action remakes, I wasn’t overly concerned, even with the hate on Will Smith’s Genie.
Was it a train wreck? No. But was it spectacular? Read on. Read More »
Si Vis Pacem, para bellum.
For the non scholars of dead languages, you might be interested to know this Latin phrase translates as, “If you want peace, prepare for war.” It’s safe to say that no one prepares for war like John Wick does.
This year hasn’t had much competition in the raunchy comedy/romantic comedy department. So while everyone is focusing on the mega blockbusters coming this summer season, a movie such as Long Shot could sneak under the radar. Going to an early screening of the comedy, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The main selling point were the two leads.
And that was enough.
Long live the Avengers.
For this review, I felt compelled to start off by honoring these comic-book heroes that have touched the lives of millions of fans around the world, both new and old. Since 2008, Marvel Studios has been on a superhero odyssey; creating memorable moments, whole standalone franchises and bringing the comic books to life.
After the devastating end to last year’s Infinity War, there had to be one last sequel in order to set things right in the universe.
Despite his similarities to DC’s boy scout mascot, Shazam! is not one of the most well-known superheros from the world of DC Comics. The only thing I know about Shazam was the mega-watt, All-American smile and the yellow lightning on his red suit with a white cape flying in the background. I didn’t even realize that he had a cheesy ’70s show, when superheroes were considered kids’ stuff and not the bankable franchise it is now.
And when your fictional hero lives the fantasy every child has had at one time about what it would be like to become an actual superhero, well you have audiences in the palm of your hand. Read More »
The first three months of the year as usually prime pickings for a horror movie as fans pack theaters ready for jump scares. Jordan Peele made a name for himself in his directorial debut film, Get Out. But could his follow-up, Us, dodge the sophomore slump for early directors?
I will say this: Don’t mistake this movie for a horror film.Read More »
Despite how powerful she is, Captain Marvel was never a well-known hero. She wasn’t in the A-tier of heroes such as Captain America or Spider-Man. The latest Marvel Studios Phase Three entry stars Brie Larson as the titular hero and she couldn’t have been more needed than now.Read More »
When Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day hit theaters two weeks before Halloween in 2017, I didn’t know what to expect from it. I saw it as a slasher version of Bill Murray’s 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day – minus Bill Murray, of course. What it did have though was a new actress, Jessica Rothe, who put in a starmaking performance. So what could they do for a follow-up with their spin on horror-film final girl trope?