X-Men: Apocalypse

After six entries, you can’t really blame a film franchise for starting to feel like a used car. It elicits comfort and familiarity rather than adventure and excitement. The ride isn’t so smooth anymore but it’ll still get you where you want to go. And it’s hard to let go, even while shiny newer models… Continue reading X-Men: Apocalypse

The Nice Guys

Any fan of buddy action films with great storytelling and witty dialogue must know Shane Black’s work. The writer of classics such as “Lethal Weapon,” “The Last Boy Scout,” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” certainly knows how to team guys up and help them kick major ass while the audience laughs along the way. So… Continue reading The Nice Guys

Captain America: Civil War

That airport battle scene? Wow. Simply, wow. Comic book fans looking for some real comic-book-type-action translated onto the big screen will be laughing giddily like I was when Cap’s team takes on Iron Man’s in what’s likely to become a classic cinematic fight scene for all time. Each scene of the airport battle is ripped… Continue reading Captain America: Civil War

Keanu

Key and Peele just made the greatest cat video ever. Seriously, Keanu, the title cat, is the cutest little kitty witty! And I’m saying that as the owner of a beautiful cat named Jet myself. The two comedians (I’m still not sure which is which) play two very domesticated men who live in the suburbs.… Continue reading Keanu

10 Cloverfield Lane

No one even knew the film “10 Cloverfield Lane” existed a month ago. Then the trailer suddenly drops, teasing a connection to the sleeper 2008 hit “Cloverfield,” and film geeks went nuts with speculation. Would it be a sequel? Would it be more found footage? Will there be more monsters? The answer to all of… Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane

London Has Fallen

I’ll be honest, I was not a fan of “Olympus Has Fallen.” It attempted to be a throwback to ’90s action films but it just took itself way too seriously and it didn’t help that the plot that made absolutely no sense. I wasn’t expecting much going into its sequel, “London Has Fallen,” but I was pleasantly surprised… Continue reading London Has Fallen

Eddie the Eagle

Part “Rudy” and part “Cool Runnings,” “Eddie the Eagle” tells the story of real life British ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards who rose to fame at the 1988 Winter Olympics. For what, exactly? To this day, that remains a mystery to me. I remember seeing the real Eddie the Eagle on TV as a child… Continue reading Eddie the Eagle

Deadpool

Yes! All is now forgiven for that horrible portrayal of Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Gone are the ridiculous arm blades and the foolish decision to sew his mouth shut. There’s a reason he’s called the “merc with a mouth!” Ryan Reynolds gets another chance to do the character right and makes the most of… Continue reading Deadpool

13 Hours

The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi I knew you still had it in you, Michael Bay. When hipster film geeks doubted and badmouthed you online, I stayed loyal. After all, how could the director of classics such as “Bad Boys,” “The Rock” and “Armageddon” possibly be a hack? Although my faith did falter after “Transformers: Age… Continue reading 13 Hours