Sunshine Blogger Award!

We have been nominated by Jenna and Allie of Flick Chicks for the Sunshine Blogger Award! On behalf of my cohorts here at What About Movies?, I accept! Thank you ladies! To accept this award, one simply has to: Post the award on your blog Thank the person who nominated you Answer the 11 questions they…

Review: Suicide Squad (2016)

SPOILERS AHEAD! You know who’s a better squad than the Suicide Squad? The Warner Bros. Marketing Team. At least their marketing plan doesn’t have holes in them. They created so much early buzz that came theatrical release, despite the less than favorable critic reviews, the movie is pretty much killing in the box office. They…

Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Warning: Spoilers ahead! When my sister and I came out of the theater, we had different reactions to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. My sister was an angry nerd. She was griping about it from the moment we walked out the doors, all the way to the car ride back home. Exaggerated she called it. And as…

Are Remakes The Destroyer of Childhood?

“You have ruined my childhood!” This is an accusation you have probably heard of before, most often directed at remakes. And the degree of hostility behind this accusation can be quite surprising. If it ain’t broke don’t remake, is their motto. And yeah, sure, our childhood movies are very near and dear to our hearts, and…

Rewind Review: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Occupying the number one spot of IMDB’s top rated movies, is Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption with 9.2 stars. And while the appeal of this movie is not lost on me, I do feel too high a praise is being given to this particular piece of cinematic work. There I said it. Calling The Shawshank Redemption overrated is suicide,…

Genre Spotlight: Family Film

When people hear “family film”, a genre that is synonymous to children’s film, they almost always think that it will be “kid’s stuff”. The bad ones have the triple whammy: saccharine, sentimental and sanitized. The worst ones are terribly condescending to their intended audience, the children. They seem to be clueless about how much a child…

Top 3 Best and Worst Movie Dads

In honor of all the paters of the world, we have made a list of our top 3 best and worst movie dads. Because dads too, come in all shapes and sizes. The Best Mrs. Doubtfire (Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993) Any dad who goes through the lengths of dressing up like a matronly Marry Poppins just to…

Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

There is this bit of wisdom that I realized as I was sitting inside the theater, halfway through Captain American: Civil War (2016). Said nugget of wisdom was imparted on me by all-knowing 10-year old nephew who declared that the movie feels like it has all the bits and pieces of the other solo movies…

Marvel or DC?

Why is everybody versusing? My sister once asked me. What with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last March, and Captain America: Civil War opening today.  And I said, well why not? Pitting people against each other is a practice that has been around for ages. Team Edward or Team Jacob? Team Peeta or Team Gale? We love our…