[Alien: Covenant] feels as if Ridley Scott did not learn the lessons of Prometheus, doubling down on the advancement of the plot purely out of character stupidity and once again serving up a muddled mish-mash of heavy-handed philosophizing with a liberal sprinkling of Alien lore.
[Mad Max: Fury Road] isn’t so much a film as it is a shotgun blast of incredible tension that keeps firing from the first fade in ’till the last fade out.
[Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2] sacrifices credible character development for meaningless sequence after meaningless sequence of what can only be described as feature-length toy commercials.
While definitely set within the same universe,
viewers should not go into Kong expecting the same kind of experience Edwards delivered in 2014; this film is
drastically, dramatically different, and in some ways it is definitely not for the better.
“… for any faults that can be laid at its feet, Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine is refreshing and beautiful. It doesn’t try to placate its audience by holding back with the character and, yet again, an ‘R’ rating is a great fit for a genre that seems hell-bent on delivering PG-13 popcorn fare.
With everyone’s minds set on tonight’s Oscar ceremony I figured for once I would sit down and actually type out all of my picks for the winners. Hey there’s a first time for everything, right? BEST PICTURE La La Land ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea ACTRESS IN A LEADING […]
Sometimes, being based on a true story can really hold a film’s potential back. As a necessity to the story itself, filmmakers are forced to maintain certain elements to tell the true-to-life narrative, and when it works out to a great cinematic experience, it’s amazing. When it doesn’t, it’s somewhat sad and a huge waste […]