I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. The moment The Fast & The Furious franchise steered into the skid, fully embracing how ridiculous it is, that’s when the movies started getting good. Continue reading “Fate of the Furious: I’m Still Down for the Ride”
“Why did we need a sequel?” seemed to be the question with The Huntsman: Winter’s War, especially after the confusing trailers made this movie look like both a prequel and a sequel, but without Snow White. Well, 2012’s Snow White and The Huntsman (SWATH) did “okay” at the box office and with critics, so Universal thought that warranted a sequel (Yay, mediocrity). So here we are. Continue reading “The Huntsman: Winter’s War Lacks Purpose”
In post-apocalyptic Australia, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) is captured by the War Boys, an army from a society called The Citadel, which is ruled by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), who owns the only water source in the area and is viewed as a god by his subjects. After Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), one of Joe’s best war machine drivers, deviates from her course on the road to get gasoline, Joe realizes she’s helping his breeding wives escape and sends out his War Boys to capture her. When Max is strapped up to one of the war machines on the hunt for Furiosa, he and War Boy Nux (Nicholas Hoult) suddenly find themselves caught up in helping Furiosa protect the wives from Joe and the War Boys. Continue reading “Mad Max: Fury Road Isn’t Just Car Chases and Explosions”
Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) is a cowardly sheepherder in Old Stump Township, Arizona, who hates everything about frontier life. To make matters worse, his girlfriend, Louise (Amanda Seyfried), just dumped him for Foy (Neil Patrick Harris), the wealthy owner of the town’s “Moustachery.” Just as Albert’s about to pack up and head to Francisco, he meets Anna (Charlize Theron), a gun-slinging beauty, who teaches him how to shoot after he challenges Foy to a duel. But Albert starts to develop feelings for Anna, who he later learns is married to deadly outlaw Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson). Continue reading “A Million Ways to Die in the West Won’t Make You Die of Laughter”
I’ve heard and read a lot of comments lately about Ridley Scott only returning to the Alien universe because his most recent movies (See: Robin Hood, Body of Lies, and American Gangster) haven’t done as well at the box office or in the eyes of the critics. Quite frankly, I’m a firm believer in the old saying that writers live by: “Write what you know.” Considering Ridley Scott created the Alien universe, why shouldn’t he go back to it and give it more depth? You can’t really screw up something you created…unless you’re George Lucas. Continue reading “Prometheus: Are You Seeing This?”
“Why the hell would I want to see a movie with Bella Swan wielding a sword?” Don’t worry, we’ll get to that.