Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

We all know there is a lot riding on Captain Marvel. The MCU’s first female-fronted superhero film, ever. And this film has had it rough, with trolls review-bombing it with fake negative reviews even before it got released. But Captain Marvel won’t be brought down and has since been enjoying the number one spot in…

Review: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

To the 90s kids who grew up with the 1967 Disney Animated film, The Jungle Book, Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle might be a strange, dark, little pill to swallow. There is definitely no singing bears to be found here. The Bad News: I don’t know if it was intentional to have Mowgli the movie,…

Review: Ready Player One (2018)

Ready Player One is a movie made specially for me. I love underdog stories. I love a good quest story. I love a good band/gang/team. I love nostalgia. I love 80s-90s pop culture. I love the idea of a virtual world existing in a grimy, worn-down real world. And for the most part, Ready Player…

Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

Last Sunday, everybody in my city seemed to have trooped en masse to watch Wonder Woman. We were able to catch the earliest and first showing, and so the crowd wasn’t as big. But when we got out of the cinema the people waiting to get in for the second showing snaked for miles. And I…

Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

I was not surprised to see Guy Ritchie’s name attached to a project like this. His Sherlock Holmes movies were box office successes. And while I don’t think they were particularly memorable, they weren’t rubbish. But I admit, I had my doubts because while Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock can be easily modernized, and can easily…

Suicide and Superpowers

I was well into the 7th season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. But come the tenth episode entitled New Best Friends, I begin to question the road this show is taking which might just be “downhill”. Because the “scavengers” scene was pretty darned ridiculous, almost cartoonishly so. But no, I am not going to write…

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Who would have thought Guardians of the Galaxy would work? Nobody even knew who James Gunn was. Not unless you are a serious horror fan. Knowing this makes me hopeful not only about bringing to the big screen, obscure Marvel characters, but also about unlikely director-superhero movie pairings. Jon Watts best known for the indie…