Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Is Your Latest Magical Escapism

After the Harry Potter franchise ended, Warner Bros started looking for its next big cash-cow. Well, it seems as though they’ve found it. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—based on a textbook Harry Potter read at Hogwarts that author J.K. Rowling later turned into a book under the character pseudonym Newt Scamander—is already lined up be a trilogy. Though Rowling recently announced there will be five movies. FIVE. That’s goddamn bold for a prequel series. Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Is Your Latest Magical Escapism”

Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken in Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths: The Next Pulp Fiction?

I feel like Seven Psychopaths was one of those movies that came out of nowhere. One minute, it didn’t exist, and then there were suddenly TV spots and previews for it everywhere (kind of like the first Paranormal Activity). I kept telling people I wanted to see this movie, and they just looked at me like I was crazy—like I was actually heading to a corrections facility to check out an odd numbers of psychopaths. Continue reading “Seven Psychopaths: The Next Pulp Fiction?”

Total Recall remake

Total Recall: A Prime Example of Bad Remakes

Seeing Total Recall last night was interesting for me because I don’t usually like to see remakes. In fact, there’s several reasons why I don’t like remakes. First, I don’t appreciate the blatant Hollywood money grab. It’s insulting to me as a moviegoer. Why do producers feel they need to remake a movie when they made a decent amount of money on the original? Because they want more money. It’s basically like them waving your money in your face saying, “We know you’re dumb enough to pay us to see the same movie twice.” Continue reading “Total Recall: A Prime Example of Bad Remakes”