Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong: Skull Island Lays the Foundation for a Monster Franchise

Kong: Skull Island is a prequel of sorts, though probably not in the way you’re expecting. Then again, if you’ve kept up with, well, the internet, the secret’s been out for some time. Kong will face Godzilla in 2020, so Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island is the prequel to Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. We’re about to get a franchise of monster fights that will hopefully provide more knock-down-drag-out awesomeness than other “versus” movies we’ve seen of late. Continue reading “Kong: Skull Island Lays the Foundation for a Monster Franchise”

Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan in The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan: Hey, At Least It’s Pretty

Let me spare you the agony of reading this whole review if you’re not interested in The Legend of Tarzan beyond Alexander Skarsgård’s body (I’m not judging. He’s a gorgeous Swedish viking sex god). He doesn’t take his shirt off until midway through the second act. In a movie that’s only 109 minutes long, that’s waaaaay too long to get to the meat, if you will. And the sex scene where Margot Robbie supposedly punched him for animalistic passion? Nicholas Sparks level of vanilla. If you were hoping for dirty panting jungle sex between two really, really beautiful people, you won’t get it. Continue reading “The Legend of Tarzan: Hey, At Least It’s Pretty”

Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers

After Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), goes rogue, the Avengers are called in to stop him from wiping out the human race with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who have unique powers of their own. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers”

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”

Robocop Remake

RoboCop: A Mindless, Heartless, Action Remake

If you’re looking for a movie completely devoid of that thing that makes your heart feel things (I believe they call it “emoticons” or something like that), then RoboCop is for you. This remake of the 1987 sci-fi/action film is all about weapons, good cops vs. bad cops, explosions, and Iron Man costume concept stealing. In other words, it’s the perfect, non-sappy Valentine’s Day movie you can enjoy with your boyfriend, girlfriend, bone buddy, domestic partner, swinger couple, group of dude bros, mother, or purse full of cats! Continue reading “RoboCop: A Mindless, Heartless, Action Remake”

Django Unchained

Tarantino Adds Another Impressive Film to his List with Django Unchained

The Academy Awards nominations were announced Thursday morning, which I covered here. Django Unchained (which I saw Wednesday) had several nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound Editing. Though I must say I’m kind of disappointed that it was overlooked for Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and, most of all, Best Director. Continue reading “Tarantino Adds Another Impressive Film to his List with Django Unchained”