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 – The Cider House Rules

Original US release date: December 10, 1999 Production budget: $24,000,000 Worldwide gross: $88,545,092 So here's another #ThrowbackThursday film that's a first-time watch for me.  All I really remembered about The Cider House Rules (besides its distinctive title) was that it starred Charlize Theron.  Upon my rediscovery of the film, however (or my first full discovery, as... Continue Reading →

65. Sausage Party

Sausage Party is another great example of the power of intelligent marketing.  Highlighting the unique premise from the minds of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Evan Goldberg, the trailers and TV spots successfully shined a spotlight on the movie's assets and shrouded its downsides, playing to audiences' desire to see something light but also twisted enough... Continue Reading →

27. Captain America: Civil War

If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a bit of a comic book fanatic.  I especially have a permanent place in my heart for Marvel.  I grew up specifically on Hulk, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four.  Comics had as large a role as anything or anyone in making me the person I am, today.  And,... Continue Reading →

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