Review – SuperFly

Better late than never, right?  I wasn't sure I was going to take the plunge and see SuperFly, the remake of the 1972 similarly-titled film Super Fly.  It's a crime film, which I'm not crazy about (I struggle to engage with lead characters who are wittingly engaging in criminal activity), and the director's pretentious moniker... Continue Reading →

Review – Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel Studios is back with the sequel to 2015's (not such a) surprise hit, Ant-Man.  This time, Scott Lang has a partner as the Wasp is not only formally introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (though the original Janet Van Dyne version had a cameo in Ant-Man) but shares headlining status, making her the first... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Iron Man

Original US release date: May 2, 2008 Production budget: $140,000,000 Worldwide gross: $585,174,222 Where does one begin when discussing the lasting impact this movie has had on the film industry, worldwide culture, and our lives, in general?  Let's start here: Marvel was in trouble.  They had filed for bankruptcy and needed money badly.  They were... Continue Reading →

Review – The First Purge

The Purge franchise is the best horror franchise going not named The Conjuring (read my reviews of part one here and part two here).  The original film established the unique premise with an otherwise fairly standard home invasion story.  But the seeds were planted and since then director-writer James DeMonaco has watered them and watched... Continue Reading →

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