Review: Fantastic Four (2015)

Something weird has happened… Because no one, whom I know personally, said that the newest Fantastic Four movie was any good, at all, I subsequently avoided it like the plague. Much like I did, for so long, with Halle Berry’s Catwoman (2004). When I finally *did* see Catwoman, I was quite disappointed, and wished I had listened to my friends who said it was worth overlooking, as it was. You see The Fantastic Four is…Read More

Review: Fantastic Four

I have fond memories of The Fantastic Four from when I used to read the comic books as a child. A fun group of superheroes with the gruff Ben Grimm and wisecracking Johnny Storm, all led by the nerdy, egotistical Reed Richards, balanced out by Sue Storm. They did the usual superhero stuff of traveling the world, defeating bad guys and having a good time. Sounds a lot like Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-Man,…Read More

Review: Snowpiercer

Through a happy coincidence, a friend invited me over to watch the English-language Korean release of the sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer. The US distribution rights have been purchased by The Weinstein Company and it’s scheduled for a US release on June 27, so this review is of what’s possibly a slightly different version (though industry buzz is that the changes that TWC asked director Bong Joon Ho to make were all rejected). I’m a sucker for apocalyptic…Read More

Review: The Eagle

After such amazing films as Ben Hur and Gladiator, I’m a definite fan of what the industry refers to as “swords and sandals” epics, films that take place during the first century or two of the common era. The Eagle takes place during this same era, 140AD, and is a tale of a Roman commander who seeks to restore his family’s honor by recovering a lost golden eagle from the far northern hinterlands of Britain….Read More