‘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…

Deadpool 2 is an enjoyable movie, but not a very good one

Twentieth Century Fox Presents in Association with Marvel Entertainment, a film by David Leitch, Produced by Simon Kinberg, “Deadpool 2“ starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz, Music by Tyler Bates, Editing by Craig Alpert, Elisabet Ronaldsdottir, and Dirk Westervelt Written By Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, and Ryan Reynolds What do we…

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…

New Spider-Man July 28th 2017, likely be Catalyst for Ruination

Variety reports that Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Former Sony Pictures Chair Amy Pascal will produce a film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe due out just over two years from now on July 28th, 2017. Currently the third Thor movie: Ragnarok is scheduled for that date, which moves to November 3rd, while Marvel stablemate Black Panther…

Marvel at the Mastery of their Cinematic Universe: GotG Review

(Review) Sometimes I wonder if there’s a point to reviewing a movie that everyone’s going to see anyway. If you look at my Fast & Furious 6 review a movie I pretty much universally praised, its not worth a lot as a criticism or article because I was such a fanboy that I wanted to be…

X-MEN Days of Future Past Review

A First Class, A Last Stand, A Wolverine Director: Bryan Singer Writer: Simon Kinberg Actors: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Halle Berry, Fan Bingbing, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, and Peter Dinklage Running Time: 132 Minutes Studio: 20th Century Fox Production Budget: 200 million dollars…

“It’s On Again” – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Review and Analysis

DECONSTRUCTING THE MODERN BLOCKBUSTER Director: Marc Webb  Producer: Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach Studio: Sony Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Actors: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Sally Field, and Paul Giamatti Plot: The charm and villain from the first Spider-Man, the emotional resonance of Spider-Man 2, the excess of Spider-Man 3, with that comic book feel. Running…

Thor: The Dark World Review

Director: Alan Taylor Writers: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Studio: Disney/ Marvel Studios Production Budget: $170 Million Dollars Running Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Ray Stevenson, Jamie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard, Chris O’Dowd, and Christopher Eccleston Synopsis: The…