With its metahumor, tiny budget, and head-scratching ending — not to mention a cast that is stacked like pancakes — this film is clearly shooting for the “cult-classic” label.
Maybe in ten years, we’ll get to see “revisionist superhero movies” but for now, the genre that catapulted from kitschy nerd-bait to the most popular in the world is going to take a break.
We’ve reached a weird point in Star Wars fandom. Back in the 70s and 80s there were few popular franchises that received the amount of attention and mainstream exposure that the series did and as a result lots of then kids and teenagers grew to be adults in the 90s when the “extended universe” tookContinue reading “Solo”
Well the Jury is out on Black Panther, Ryan Coogler’s third major motion picture, and arguably his best; inarguably his most accessible. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve seen it at least once, but if the box office is any indicator, you may have seen it twice. This film is currently the 86th bestContinue reading “Black Panther”
Well, I know what you’re thinking: “Didn’t this movie come out almost two months ago? Yeah, it did. I started out saying I was going to wait until I had a clearer idea of what I wanted to say, then I forgot, then school started again and I didn’t have time, and here we areContinue reading “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
I had high hopes for Justice League. Trailers sporting Bowie and Beatles covers promised a fun comic book film with a strong sense of style. I fully believed this; in my opinion, Zack Snyder is one of the most stylish directors alive. Unfortunately, the trailers were wrong… because that’s never ever happened before. What’s good about thisContinue reading “Justice League”
Matthew Vaughn’s Sophomore effort with the Kingsman franchise has some enormous shoes to fill, and before I even saw the movie I had a feeling that It would come up short. Such is a fact of life. Sequels either blow expectations out of the water because people expect a milquetoast repetition of the last film’sContinue reading “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”
The shots ring out in a french street, alarming the casual moviegoer. Their origin is unknown, but their danger is not. Young men run for their lives, but are cut down. A soldier, barely more than a kid, fumbles with his weapon, trying to prepare it for battle as the ticking clock escalates, and gunfireContinue reading “Dunkirk”
A red subaru pulls up to a city bank. A thumb starts a song on an ipod (not an iphone or an ipod touch mind you, we’re talking 5th generation, with a tiny screen and a click wheel — oh yeah!). “Bellbottoms” by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion fades on over the monotone ringing thatContinue reading “Baby Driver”
Spider-Man Homecoming’s existence is a bit of a miracle. Set within Marvel’s cinematic universe, but produced by Sony, its nature is that of a laughable infrequency in today’s world of risk-free movie making. It is a completely baffling notion that a studio would dare make a movie for the profit of another, but it allContinue reading “Spider-Man Homecoming”