Movie still from Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Captain America: Civil War Sets Up the Game for Marvel’s Phase III

“Choose a side” was the marketing message for Captain America: Civil War. It’s Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man. But after years of watching these characters grow and work side-by-side, it’s impossible to choose a side. I like all of them. I want good things for them. And even though I’ve secretly wondered who could kick the crap out of whom among the team, I’ve never wanted them to hurt or kill one another. It’s what makes Civil War so good. Continue reading “Captain America: Civil War Sets Up the Game for Marvel’s Phase III”

Ant-Man: I’m Feeling Paul Rudd, But Not the Movie

When Pym Technologies creator Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) learns that his protégé, Darren Cross (Corey Stoll), is weaponizing a suit that uses the Ant-Man technology, he recruits ex-con Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to become the new Ant-Man. Continue reading “Ant-Man: I’m Feeling Paul Rudd, But Not the Movie”

Captain America 2

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Absolutely Nails It

Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans), becomes a fugitive of S.H.I.E.L.D, the very government organization he works for, after Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is suddenly killed by a mysterious assassin known as The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). As Cap works with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and newcomer Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to uncover the truth about Fury’s murder, he learns that not all is as it seems with S.H.I.E.L.D. Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier Absolutely Nails It”

Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in Runner, Runner

Runner, Runner: Sit Down, Justin

I feel like gambling movies are a dying breed. Don’t you agree? There’s only so much you can do with a gambling-themed movie because the concept hasn’t changed in the last 15 years. And that’s kind of how Runner, Runner feels. Like it’s just a copied concept rehashing all of the same characters and plots you’ve already seen. But more on that in a moment… Continue reading “Runner, Runner: Sit Down, Justin”

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Not So Honest Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Before I begin, I feel it’s important that you know that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter wasn’t just some crazy screenplay that Tim Burton found. No, it’s actually a book written by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills. Besides the fact that Grahame-Smith is a total film and comic book nerd, he is also hilariously intelligent. Who else could write a bestselling novel by adding zombies to a Jane Austen book? Oh, and did I mention that these books are typically categorized as humor and comedy? If you’re wondering why I’m explaining this to you, let me ask you this… Continue reading “Not So Honest Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”