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!

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

Comic-Con Roundup!

Originally posted on A New Dish:
Miss any big movie news that came out of Comic-Con this past weekend? I’ve got you covered! It was certainly an exciting con this year, so let’s jump right in! PRE-COMIC-CON NEWS Rumor: Colin Trevorrow to Direct Star Wars Episode 9 It’s cool that the final movie in the new Star Wars trilogy may have a director, but am… Continue reading Comic-Con Roundup!

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

2015 Movies I Can’t Wait For!! (Not 2015 Movies… but movies – in 2015 LOL!)

Now that we are officially in 2015, I can’t wait for the #geek season to begin.  While I’m sure there are a few geek-friendly movies not on the list some think probably should be on the list, these are probably the only movies that I’m 80% or more likely to see. Kingsman:  The Secret Service (February 13th) Furious 7 (April 3rd) Avengers:  Age of Ultron … Continue reading 2015 Movies I Can’t Wait For!! (Not 2015 Movies… but movies – in 2015 LOL!)