This summer, like almost every summer for the past few years, has been filled with sequels. While not all of these sequels are bad, very few of them are original. Luckily, there have been a small spattering of original films hitting in the summer months for the past few years.
There are many instances in Hollywood in which the creative team is not in sync with the marketing team on a film. Edge of Tomorrow is a great example of the marketing team doing a poor job promoting what turned out to be a great a film, but The Beguiled
Transformers is not a new franchise. By this point in time, you should know if you like these films or not. Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth installment in the long-running series based on Hasbro toys. Most people looking for a review of a new Transformers movie want to
After the success of Straight Outta Compton last year, several studios were looking to capitalize on the R-rated rap docu-drama formula. While Straight Outta Compton wasn’t the first rap-based film to perform well both critically and commercially, it made such a loud splash that several gestating films were quickly put
Before you consider going to see The Book of Henry, you need to be sure that your heart can take the next hour and 45 minutes of emotional rollercoaster you are about to embark upon. The trailer shows only a bit of what is in store, and the heartaches and
One of the benefits of doing movie reviews is that sometimes you get a chance to see something truly outstanding, and then you get to encourage others to go and see it. Upon seeing the trailer for Beatriz at Dinner, I was very excited for this to be one of
Westerns are, for the most part, formulaic. There is a rugged hero, steadfast and sure, who will ride through beautiful vistas. He'll make friends along the way and best the odds, facing down men tougher than he is. All of this because moviegoers like it when the good guy wins.Sadly,
In 1999 I saw a film called The Mummy which was a reboot a 1932 Boris Karloff film of the same name. That original film was a Universal Studios property that was from the era that included the original monster films such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolfman. The 1999
Life doesn't always go according to plan. It doesn't come with instructions either. There are books that can guide you, but they are only for preparation and anticipation. They do not help you avert the unexpected. Even though we can do our best to lead good lives, there will be
Apocalypse settings are a fun template for any film. They can be because of anything. Zombies, aliens, viral infections, solar flares, mist, or time travel has gone wrong. What these type of stories offer the writer is a chance to take the world we know and give it a twisted reinterpretation.