With ‘Solo’, the Star Wars Brand Hits a New Low

There was a lot of skepticism in the air going into this movie; the changing of directors midway through and Academy Award Winner Ron Howard, arguably the most accomplished director to helm a Star Wars movie re-shooting about 80% of the film. Accepting the increasingly event-less nature Disney has made Star Wars, I went into…

Historic Oscar Nominations Mostly Get it Right

Official Oscar nominations were announced this morning and my second favourite movie of the year and pick to win Best Pic ‘Three Billboards’ received 7 nominations (Picture, Screenplay, Actress, Supporting Actor x2, Score, Editing) while my favourite movie of the year Blade Runner 2049 received 5 nominations in the technical categories and did not bubble up to…

War for the Planet of the Apes – REVIEW- What is it Good For?!

Often with decent directors it can take a few movies to figure out their style. For what we know from Matt Reeves previous three films Cloverfield, Let Me In, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and his latest follow-up War for the Planet of the Apes is that he often films behind the action. With a methodically…

HYPE TRAIN: Get ready for ‘WAR for the Planet of the Apes!’

The First Post-Harambe ‘Apes’ film is here to mine your Simian sympathies. Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer Crew: Matt Reeves (Director, Co-Writer) Mark Bomback (Screenwriter) Music by: Michael Giacchino (AGAIN!) Cinematography: Michael Seresin Question: Why do Simians ride horseback when they’d be faster on their own? Plot: Ravaged by the Simian…