2nd Run Theater: Pixels (2015) – The Arcade Lights Are Flickering

One of the earliest memories I have as an independent kid was going to an arcade game at the mall in 1981 and playing two of the newest games that came out in the last year, Defender and Donkey Kong.  I had two Star Wars figurines in my pocket, about $5 in quarters with a couple of $1 bills, chewing some Big League Chew.  The … Continue reading 2nd Run Theater: Pixels (2015) – The Arcade Lights Are Flickering

Fant4stic (2015): Well, it really could have been worse!

I finally got around to seeing the new Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox) flick and it was a mixed bag.  It had weaknesses, but it also had some surprising strengths.  I detest being on anyone’s bandwagon in favor or against a movie or franchise, but I was admittedly put off on seeing this movie initially. What worked for me The Cast:  Quite frankly, I liked … Continue reading Fant4stic (2015): Well, it really could have been worse!

Ant-Man (2015): The Two Extra-Scene Review/Analysis #SPOILERS

Unless, you’re one of those people, you know to stay after the credits of a Marvel movie.  Oh yeah, and #SPOILERS. Wasp Reveal Right after the title credits, we see Hank and Hope Pym go back down into his basement where he opens yet another door that leads to an experimental Wasp suit he and Janet never finished.  In the movie, Hank expressed great amounts … Continue reading Ant-Man (2015): The Two Extra-Scene Review/Analysis #SPOILERS

Review: Ant-Man (2015) – The Smallest Big Risk Marvel’s Ever Taken

When Marvel Studios was in production to bring Thor (2011) to the big screen, I thought that was by far the riskiest venture they could make because I just wasn’t sure how they were going to translate that character to film.  While clunky at times, it was a successful foray into Marvel Comics’ more ethereal characters and properties.  When I heard they were actually considering bringing Ant-Man … Continue reading Review: Ant-Man (2015) – The Smallest Big Risk Marvel’s Ever Taken

Review – Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015) – Not Your Friendly Neighborhood DC Animated Movie

What if…? What if … Superman wasn’t the herald of truth, justice and the American way?  What if … Batman wasn’t The Caped Crusader but the Darkest of Dark Knights?  What if… Wonder Woman was as terrifyingly savage as she was beautiful?  What if the Justice League wasn’t something to be revered, but to be feared? We all know the story of Kal-El’s arrival on … Continue reading Review – Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015) – Not Your Friendly Neighborhood DC Animated Movie

Jurassic World (2015): When Dinosaurs Ruled the Box Office

Indominus Rex:  The largest, baddest, meanest and smartest dino-traction that’s ever been put together in a petri dish.  When attractions and sponsorships are the name of the game, only the newest and coolest attractions will do.  Thus, Masrani Corporation, the inheritor of the Jurassic legacy (from the late John Hammond), opens Jurassic World with the newest, biggest and latest attractions of the prehistoric period.  The … Continue reading Jurassic World (2015): When Dinosaurs Ruled the Box Office

Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron (2015): #SPOILERS Review and Observations #SPOLIERS

The event of the year has now come to the theaters and it was a glorious event.  While probably on pace to come close or equal the pace of the first Marvel’s The Avengers movie, it wasn’t without some blemishes.  While I find the blemishes to be minor and not too tonally distracting, this was not the same experience the second time around.  Marvel’s The … Continue reading Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron (2015): #SPOILERS Review and Observations #SPOLIERS