After 2020, Where Do Hollywood Movies Go From Here?

Now that 2020 is over, and a number of blockbuster films have released post-pandemic such as; TENET, MULAN, and Wonder Woman, we can evaluate.* There’s no speculation. This year was terrible for movies. I am finding it hard to scrape together a top 10 list, I think I will bunch with TV and Video Games….

RE-ƎVALUATION: TENET enjoyable more AT-HOME versus IN-THEATERS

Watching it In-Theaters I was but The Protagonist, but now I am Neil. I worked very hard on my TENET REVIEW. Considering I made a calculated risk to go see it during the pandemic and worked a month to edit in in video format. I thought it was too impenetrable with a pile of nothing…

Case 10 – Wonder Woman 1984: A Post-Pandemic Release Strategy

Friday March 13th: Hollywood’s last stand before pulling most major releases from the schedule. One of the last movies released was a mid-range Blumhouse film, The Hunt. It made a few bucks, shuffled quickly onto premium Video On Demand and despite its pedigree, wasn’t very good. Friday November 13th, Universal released a Blumhouse movie: ‘Freaky‘….

TENET should provide Masks as a Cinematic and Social Responsibility

To the Warner Bros. TENET Marketing Department, Christopher Nolan wrote an Op-Ed in March about the social responsibility of supporting local theatres. A cinematic champion, the director received his fair share of criticism trying to promote moviegoing during the pandemic. I think most people detect that this is a director who makes movies and doesn’t…

Is Amazon Prime’s ZeroZeroZero a Front for a Money Laundering Scheme?

Unlike Ozark, there is no such humor found in ZeroZeroZero. Aside from a brief respite in Episode 7; a high point filled with unexpected romance and peak relaxation performances, director and creator Stefano Sollima (Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado) hardly concerns himself or his two co-directors with good humour or much laughter. It’s an…

REVIEW: Dueling forces at the heart of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ threaten to tear the franchise apart

FilmGamer: @Serious_George Director: Gareth Edwards Writer: Gary Whitta, John Knoll, (story by) Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy (re-writes) (based on characters created by George Lucas) Produced by: A crapload of people Music By: Michael Giacchino (Star Trek) Cinematography: Greig Fraser Film Editing; John Gilroy, Colin Goudie, Jabez Olssen Running Time: 132 minutes Budget: $200 million dollars…

Hollywood Misuse of Trailer Card Captions

There is a small unaddressed issue in movie trailers for as many as they have. Many use the Title Card captions incorrectly, failing to capitalize or use name recognition. Often trailer editors use the same film as a marker of success too often thinking they can fool the audience with the same film every time…

The Second Showing ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

Neighbors 1 is one of the funniest movies I have seen in recent years. It had something to say while being funny, it was well paced, great memorable characters and a surprise star vehicle for Zac Efron. The sequel has a lot of that same stuff as its predecessor, it’s still funny though not as quite,…

Deja Vu ‘The Nice Guys’: Review

Bias: I’ve seen the directors previous films, I was slightly tired going into the theatre, I saw the positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, but saw it opening night to avoid fellow audience hype. There is a side-bit in The Nice Guys that nicely sums up the entire movie. Jackson Healy played by a heavyset Russell Crowe recalls…

Civil War is a better Avengers sequel than a Captain America follow-up

I predict with a continuing trend of uber-franchises and mega-sequels we will also see the emergence of co-directors. Joe and Anthony Russo who cut their teeth on ensemble tv-shows like Arrested Development and Community made their big screen debut with the superb Captain America: Winter Soldier. It’s sequel does what Joss Whedon struggled to do…