If these costumed super heroes are truly the gods of our time and the films that they are in each summer are our contemporary mythological canon, then these films should reflect our current understanding of each other, including visual representation of women and minorities, instead of parading out old narrative tropes and stereotypes as if they were steadfast truths.
Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down Sequels are tough. Even if you’ve made a wildly successful first film. Even if you’ve had more than six movies to establish your continuity. Even if you have the deep pockets of a major studio like Disney. Even if you’ve got a director who’s incredibly good at writing ensembles. Sequels [...]
Thanks for Sharing tries to look at the funny side of sex addiction, but when director Stuart Blumberg’s film turns dark, as it must, the whole thing just falls apart.
This week, Alan Rapp subs for Trey to talk about After Earth with Trevan and Now You See Me with Eric.
There are two ways that an exercise like Now You See Me could have failed miserably, and it admirably succeeds on both counts.
In the new film Now You See Me, Interpol detective Alma Dray (Mélanie Laurent) tells her partner that sometimes logic won’t solve the puzzle. Sometimes it takes a leap of faith.
If you can head this advice, then you might really enjoy Now You See Me.
A long-delayed dramatic movie with some big stars (‘Margaret’) and a not-needed sequel with some actors who probably needed the work (‘American Reunion’) are available on Blu-ray and DVD now.
Wacthing ‘The Avengers’ is like watching director Joss Whedon play with really expensive action figures.
At least one of our film critics wasn’t as enthusiastic as many others have been about Marvel’s The Avengers so far. Watch the video to find out who…
‘The Avengers’ may be pure formula, but its formula done in a way that makes you remember why formulas were created in the first place: They were successful.
Up until about a week ago, not much was known about “Shutter Island.” It’s the fourth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s based on a Dennis Lehane novel of the same name and its release date was spontaneously pushed back from October 2009 to February 2010. Add to that, DiCaprio’s relative low profile [...]