Review: Venom (2018)

Venom (2018) gives us Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) an investigative reporter who sets out to expose Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), a genius slash megalomaniac, genetic corporation magnate; and his unethical experiments involving alien “symbiotes” and humans. While snooping around Drake’s lab, an accident resulted in Eddie being taken over by “Venom”, one of the…

Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Was I  looking forward to a second Ant-Man movie? Not really. Was I looking forward to Paul Rudd? Yes. The Bad News: A slow start. It was like all these explanations going at you all at once. Blah blah lab, blah blah quantum, blah blah parts, blah blah suit. Look, I love me some Walton…

Review: Black Panther (2018)

SPOILERS AHEAD! Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of a little indie movie called Black Panther and how it is such a historic success. And for the most part I totally think the hype is well deserved and here is why: Having seen this movie only yesterday, I don’t think I’ve…

Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

I remember a couple of years back when Edgar Wright’s name was first attached to Ant Man, and everybody was excited. But sadly that excitement was short-lived as he went on to leave the film due to “creative differences”. After that, I assumed that Marvel Cinematic Universe operates on some sort of template, a set…

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD How many has it been? Five Spider-Mans? (Spider-Men?) Five is quite a number. I mean sure, in terms of quantity, Spider-Man still falls a movie or two short of say, Batman, Superman, and perhaps Wolverine. But five movies later, 3 from Sam Raimi, and 2 from Marc Webb, are more than enough…

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…

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…