“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl Brie Larson the actress recently headlined a big action movie where she committed to intense training, but as a director has chosen her first project to be … Read more
“A billion souls have known death at my hand. It is time you joined them!” – Thanos in Marvel Super Heroes (1995) As those who saw Avengers: Infinity War know, the above quote from the classic arcade game is no … Read more
“The past is never where you think you left it.” – Katherine Anne Porter One year from now, the United States presidential election will completely dominate daily discourse. At this moment, anticipation is building for just who will end up … Read more
[rating=2]Starring: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Izabela Vidovic Director: Gary Fleder Writer: Sylvester Stallone
While lately movies made from kids and teen books have been all the rage and able to develop as franchises, adult-oriented fare hasn’t been as lucky. Last year gave us the very disappointing Alex Cross and Jack Reacher, which likely stopped any plans for follow-ups dead in their tracks. Now Phil Broker comes to the screen in Homefront, and although not renaming the film after the character was a good start, more wrong choices were made than right.
[rating=3]Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Director: Alfonso Cuarón Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Gravity is probably the best movie in which the main character spends half the time in her underwear. But to leave it at that does the movie a big disservice; it may well end up being the best science fiction film of the year.
[rating=3]Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut Director: Jeff Wadlow Writer: Jeff Wadlow
The first film based off a work by Mark Millar was Wanted, which was a horrible butchering that turned a unique comic into a generic action movie. But Kick-Ass got it right, with a proceeding that was anything but generic. Luckily Kick-Ass 2, despite a change in directors and studios, keeps up the same manic blend of humor and violence.