‘Avengers: Endgame’ Review “Farewell Tour”

Avengers: Endgame is a movie of moments. Its predecessor Infinity War was a movie of minutes. The former felt a bit like Marvel homework as most seconds were spent placing pieces across a chess board for a game the audience didn’t get to play. Despite the interesting and dramatic choice of framing its villain as…

“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” Review: ‘Hell of a Night’

This was an unquestionably good episode of Game of Thrones, the best in years (qualified praise since there’s only been a handful of episodes), and this is what TV from a cultural standpoint is all about. Well received, good non-clunky fan service and payoffs. When a show can just film people talking in a dimly…

Why ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Will Be A Success

UPDATE: Pokemon Detective Pikachu opened to $170M worldwide on a $150M budget. Anytime you cover your budget opening weekend it is an unqualified success. Pokémon + Ryan Reynolds + Guardians of the Galaxy writer + Competent Director + Several 1’s and 0’s = A Whole Lotta Money The idea of heart-throb Ryan Reynolds being cast…

Most Anticipated Film & Video Games of February

February 2019 8th – Cold Pursuit 13th – Happy Death Day 2U Isn’t It Romantic 15th – Crackdown 3 Far Cry New Dawn Metro Exodus 22nd – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Anthem  

Most Anticipated Film & Video Games of January

January 2019 18th: Glass – Producer/ Writer/ Director M. Night Shyamalan made the biggest hit of his career (The Sixth Sense) before he was 30. He followed it up with Unbreakable before slowly dropping off into obscurity, reaching his critical nadir with the Will Smith bomb After Earth before rebuilding his career most recently with the smash…

Notes on 2018 Award Season

This is my list of favourites with the crucial difference of not caring what other critics have to say, I also don’t change my mind 6 months later and suddenly say “yeah that’s overrated/ that sucks” because I don’t like to waste people’s time. I haven’t seen all the films on this list, it’s not…

The Reason For ’First Man’s Box-Office Under-Performance

To me, First Man, looked cold and with no personality from the commercials.  – Rob Nelson, Deadline comment section I asked my father who was sixteen at the time of the moon landing, why he thought First Man, the follow-up from the Academy Award winning crew of La La Land under-performed at the box-office. He said the same thing…

Who is Sharp Objects’ Wind Gap Killer?

Who can we eliminate as suspects? It’s funny how much I can’t directly eliminate Kansas City Detective Richard “Dick” Willis and St. Louis reporter Camille Preaker off the chart as suspects. They were not in town for the first murder last summer of Ann Nash, or around when Natalie Keen went missing but they were…

Star Trek, Paramount and The Pine-Bluff Variant

When Salary Talks Stall Star Trek, It’s Time for the Enterprise to Look Within and Go Where Kirk Is Gone. Star Trek Box Office: #1 BUDGET $150M, GROSS $257M/ $385M WW, NET <$235M after Publicity & Ads. #2 BUDGET $190M, GROSS $228M/ $467M WW, NET <$277M after P&A. #3 BUDGET $185M, GROSS $158M/ $343M WW, NET <$158M after P&A. Star Trek 4 talks…