“It Adds Up” – Edge of Tomorrow: Lost Review 104

Director: Doug Liman Writer: Dan Bryant, Christopher McQuarrie Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Production Budget: $178,000,000 Plot: A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton Review: Edge of Tomorrow was the first time this summer where…

Warner Bros. 2021 Movie Preview

Warner Bros. announced all of their 2021 movies would be released in theaters and on their streaming service HBO Max simultaneously. This has ruffled the feathers of a few of their partners and filmmakers. These films will debut on streaming for a limited time. Then after a 2-4 week period they will leave streaming and then…

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….

Is ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ in 2020 a Comedown or an Uplift?

This movie was supposed to come out November 1st, 2020. And yet despite the extra time the special effects are bad, the writing sloppy and the film edit drags. I can’t explain how the film came in initially hot and highly rated. Maybe during the pandemic critics were clamoring for anything. With positive reviews like…

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‘….

TƎИƎT REVIEW | “ИO⅃AИ MƎƎTS ENTROPY “

“We live in a Twilight World.” “And there are no friends at dusk.” It has been six months since theatres closed. The longest gap in moviegoing for me in twenty years. Yet it does not feel long ago my father and I went to see The Invisible Man. Not a bad film to go out…

Versions of ‘V For Vendetta’

“We’ve swept this place and you got nothing, nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy Karate gimmicks.” – Creedy Originally written for Sean Moreland’s ‘Comic Book Literature’ class at University of Ottawa. The most audacious thing about V for Vendetta (2006) is the comic book it decides to adapt. Capitalizing on the early superhero boom…

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…

Birds of Prey is a Success!

An All-female Written & Directed R-Rated Superhero Spin-off was #1 at the Box-Office! What a time to be alive! Production Budget: $82 Million 11-Day Gross: $145 Million+ By all accounts, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a success. Despite some missteps in Warner Bros. marketing campaign, an unexpected mid-week…

‘Joker’ Review: Clown Car Cabbie

Director/ Co-writer: Todd Phillips/ Writer: Scott Silver/ Starring: Robert De Niro, Joaquin Phoenix / Producer: Bradley Cooper/ Cinematography: Lawrence Sher Joker is Taxi Driver meets The King of Comedy set in the Batman universe. It is less violent, more expensive, modern and thus perhaps phoney, and equally intermittently dull. This is not a funfilm. It…