After getting our first look at the Joker in the Todd Philips-directed origin film, I came to a conclusion that has been building up in my mind for a few months. DC, its characters and stories, have worked best in cinema when being grounded in realism. Not to be confused with darkness, which has been […]Read More Opinion: DC Works Best When Grounded in Realism, and The Joker is Proof of It
★★ ‘The Nun’ mostly disappoints with a weak script and minimal scares that make this a lackluster entry in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise. The film follows Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga, a young novitiate, who is teamed up with a priest with a haunting past (Demian Bichir) to investigate a mysterious suicide in a Romanian abbey. […]Read More ‘The Nun’ Review: A Disappointingly Mediocre Outing in the ‘Conjuring’ Franchise
We’re more than halfway into the year, and as festival season gears up, we can now start to picture which films will be featured at Hollywood’s biggest awards show. NOTE: Most of this is pure speculation based on past Oscars and talent involved. Here’s a look at the Best Picture race. THE CONTENDERS Black […]Read More Early Oscars 2019 Predictions: Best Picture
After surprising almost everyone in Hollywood with its big opening, ‘The Meg’ will now compete in its second weekend with fellow Warner Bros. film, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, which is opening on a Wednesday. Warner has positioned ‘Crazy Rich Asians‘ in its marketing as a historic film for asian-american representation in film, boasting almost an exclusive […]Read More BOX OFFICE PROJECTIONS: CAN ‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ CHALLENGE HOLDOVER ‘THE MEG’?
★★★½ The sequel to the 2015 smash hit is the best installment of the franchise since the 1993 original. Picking up after the events of Jurassic World, the park is now abandoned, and the volcano on Isla Nublar is threateningly active. It’s now up to Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) to save […]Read More ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review: The Best Sequel to the Original Yet
(Projections for the weekend for North America for the weekend of June 8-10) Last year, we were coming off the excellent opening of ‘Wonder Woman’ and a tremendous hold this weekend. It’s fair to point out that 2017’s summer ended up being one of the lowest grossing in recent memory, but as things are going, […]Read More Box Office Projections: ‘Ocean’s 8’ to Top the Weekend (and ‘Solo’ to Continue Plunging)
★★★★ Avengers: Infinity War brings together almost every hero of the MCU, and while it can feel overstuffed, it benefits from a great villain and amazing action sequences. This time around, the Avengers, along with the Guardians of the Galaxy and other new characters, must face their biggest and most powerful enemy yet: Thanos. They […]Read More ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Review: Marvel’s Gamble Pays-Off