Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

If you were to have polled comic book readers sometime before 2008 regarding which original story by acclaimed superstar comic book writer Mark Millar would end up as the highest grossing film adapted from his various works, few would have predicted Kingsman: The Secret Service.  I suppose one reason for that would be that the film... Continue Reading →

Review – Kidnap

There is a lot to like about Kidnap, the new Halle Berry vehicle, but perhaps my favorite aspect of the film is how director Luis Prieto keeps it simple.  Kidnap is a lean, focused, blindingly-paced adrenaline burst that gives even the most phone-addicted millennial no time to worry about whether or not Johnny Instafaced them... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – X2: X-Men United

Original US release date: May 2, 2003 Production budget: $110,000,000 Worldwide gross: $407,711,549 Not too long ago, I did a #ThrowbackThursday column that took a look back at the original X-Men film.  Now I'm back to reflect upon the much-lauded follow up, X2: X-Men United.  This sequel saw Bryan Singer return to the director's chair to continue... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – X-Men

Original US release date: July 14, 2000 Production budget: $75,000,000 Worldwide gross: $296,339,527 Ahh, the good old days.  Don't get me wrong.  I thoroughly enjoy the landscape of comic book movies, these days.  But when Bryan Singer's original X-Men was released in 2000, the film was the realization of a lifelong dream for comic book... Continue Reading →

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