Review: Justice League (2017)

A couple of months back, a three-level shopping mall just opened in our city, and with it came 6 cinemas. And for that I am thrilled because at least it will divide the crowds. Although I have come to realize that the crowds still converge on that other mall because this new one charges a…

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…

Misfits and British Television

TV REVIEW: MISFITS (2009-2013) A few days ago, I finished watching all 5 seasons of E4’s Misfits (2009-2013, a British science fiction, comedy-drama tv show created by Howard Overman.This is a fairly old (3-4 years ago old) show about a group of young offenders all of whom, while in the middle of their appointed community service,…

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: 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: 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…

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…

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…