#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 – Incredibles 2

Fourteen years is a long time between installments within a film franchise and, for most, it would be too much to overcome.  Audiences have relatively short memories and many once-bankable intellectual properties have been met with apathy and disinterest after waiting too long to return to theaters.  Scream, Terminator, and Alien all struggled and ultimately... Continue Reading →

Review – The Hitman’s Bodyguard

From director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) comes the new action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard.  Starring Samuel L. Jackson and a recently-revitalized Ryan Reynolds, The Hitman's Bodyguard follows the exploits of bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) as he must ensure that renowned hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) makes it to the International Court of Justice in order to... Continue Reading →

Review – Kong: Skull Island

I've been a pretty big King Kong fan for most of my adult life.  The original 1933 classic was the first special-effects blockbuster that broke every established rule and opened up the world's collective mind to the potential of film as a storytelling medium.  Peter Jackson's 2004 remake was a brilliant and poignant love poem... Continue Reading →

52. The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan is the film I was most looking forward to, this weekend.  And that's a strong statement, because there were four films released this weekend (won't be getting to the fourth, quite yet) that I was highly anticipating.  I held off on this one until I could get to an IMAX theater... Continue Reading →

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