Review – The Hurricane Heist

Once upon a time, a film like The Hurricane Heist would have been a must-see box office phenomenon.  It would have gotten a prime summer release date (though release date hardly matters, anymore, as we've seen), a huge marketing campaign, and the biggest stars who were willing and able to participate.  Money would have been... Continue Reading →

Review – War for the Planet of the Apes

Back in 2011, Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes surprised the world simply by nature of its quality.  Though the Planet of the Apes franchise was once mighty, Tim Burton had attempted to revive it in 2001 to little success.  The film was a financial success, but seemingly failed to stir up much... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Fantastic Four (2015)

Original US release date: August 7, 2015 Production budget: $120,000,000 Worldwide gross: $167,977,596 Well, here we go.  I talk a lot about the entitlement of modern audiences - especially those from the comic book fanbase - and no film in recent memory is a better example of that fan entitlement than Josh Trank's 2015 Fantastic Four. ... 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 →

42. Warcraft

Confession time, again: I have never played World of Warcraft.  I know, I know.  "Bad geek!  You've been a very bad geek!"  It's not that I've never wanted to play it.  In fact, it's the exact opposite.  Many, many times, I've considered giving it a try.  But then I think about all of the stories I've... Continue Reading →

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