Review: Suicide Squad

There’s something about misfits that seems to fit the worldview of comic book fans. Whether it’s the motley Guardians of the Galaxy, the slightly less slacker Avengers or, in this latest comic book film, Suicide Squad. Like The Expendables, Suicide Squad is made up of tough, dangerous criminals who are pulled out of an ultra-maximum security prison because the world needs ’em to combat an unspeakable evil. Created by the tough-as-nails bureaucrat Amanda Waller (Viola Davis),…Read More

Review: After Earth

There’s a lot to like about the new science fiction film After Earth, directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Will and Jaden Smith. From the wonderfully organic feel of the far future world to the hazardous asteroid storm that damages their ship far from a safe planet, to the smart fabrics and tech the film should be a home run for us sci-fi fans. But it’s not. In fact, the storyline ends up quite…Read More