After a week off, Trevan and Trey are back to talk about Seth MacFarlane‘s new movie A Million Ways To Die In The West and then Trevan lets off some steam about X-Men: Days of Future Past. There’s a lot of time travel in this week’s podcast, so Huey Lewis seemed like an obvious choice for segue [...]
Director Bryan Singer returns to the franchise that defined much of his career with X-Men: Days of Future Past, an ambitious blockbuster that attempts to unite the characters from the original X-Men trilogy with the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class. It’s a sizable undertaking, to be sure, and while Singer does manage to keep the [...]
Singer has a way of juggling an ensemble cast that includes almost 20 mutants that keeps X-Men: Days of Future Past on solid enough footing even when its multiple reality timeline bends and almost breaks.
Since Hoult and Tomlinson don’t generate much heat and the story has zero surprises, there’s not any reason to stay invested in this dull fairy tale re-imagining. The film suffers from timing, I suppose, being the most recent in this lame fairy-tale update trend, which seems to exist only to let Hollywood’s VFX artists loose on properties that are immediately familiar to a global audience.
‘Superman Returns’ has way more going for it than a simple action movie. By emphasizing Superman’s virtual omnipotence and also his sense of eternal heartbreak and loss, Bryan Singer’s epic and lyrical sequel-of-sorts to 1980′s Superman II has some of the same poignancy of a classic Greek tragedy.
This review of “X-Men: First Class” appears on KTKA-49. The “X-Men” franchise has fallen on some rough times lately. A disappointing third movie and a “Wolverine” solo adventure that was all over the place may have alienated some of its fans in recent years. But with its former director Bryan Singer in the producer’s chair, [...]