Posts tagged "Blockbuster"

Ready Player One and All of Spielberg's Movies Ranked

Ready Player One and All of Spielberg's Movies Ranked
Ready Player One is in theaters now, and Film Twitter is deeply divided, as it is with nearly everything these days. Well, except for Paddington 2 and Black Panther. I have no interest in any of the hot takes about how it ignores Gamergate, fails to adequately portray The Iron Giant, or relies too heavily... Read more »

Movie Review: Black Panther

Movie Review: Black Panther
BLACK PANTHER Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 134 mins. Premise: In the wake of his father’s death, Prince T’Challa a/k/a Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) assumes the throne and must quickly fend off a series of threats to his kingdom and the people of Wakanda. Behind-the-Scenes: The Black Panther comic was created by Stan... Read more »

Movie Review - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Movie Review - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Genre: Action/Adventure Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 129 mins. Premise: Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) chases down a McGuffin – er, the trident of Poseidon – with an old enemy (Javier Bardem) hot on his trail and out for revenge. Behind-the-Scenes: Though the series has seen diminishing box office returns domestically, the last... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Hammering Out... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. JOHN: At this point, Marvel pretty much runs Hollywood. They own the early May date that kicks off summer. Their movies consistently top $200M and often go higher.... Read more »

No No, Power Rangers

No No, Power Rangers
POWER RANGERS Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 124 mins. Premise: Five renegade, detention-bound teenagers discover magic stones that give them superpowers. Working together, they unlock their mighty morphin’ skills to take on the evil Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks), who threatens to destroy the world. Behind-the-Scenes: Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was all the craze in the early to mid-90s but... Read more »

There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast

There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Genre: Fantasy Musical Rating: PG Running Time: 129 mins. Premise: When her father is held prisoner in the Beast’s castle, Belle (Emma Watson) volunteers to take his place and finds the castle and everyone living inside has been cursed by a witch. The handsome prince is now a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens), and the support... Read more »
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Movie Review: Doctor Strange

Movie Review: Doctor Strange
DOCTOR STRANGE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 115 mins. Premise: After a near-fatal car crash, brash, cocky surgeon (is there any other kind?) Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) heads to Kathmandu to heal and learn the ways of the mystic arts under the tutelage of The Ancient One (a whitewashed Tilda Swinton). His... Read more »

Movie Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Movie Review: Ghostbusters (2016)
GHOSTBUSTERS Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: When ghosts start popping up across New York City, who ya gonna call?  The Ghostbusters, of course.  Four women use their scientific skills to catch and trap the paranormal, while the NYC mayor tries to cast them as frauds to avoid mass hysteria. Behind-the-Scenes: After... Read more »

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit
ZOOTOPIA Genre: Animated Comedy Rating: PG Running Time: 108 mins. Premise: A bunny cop (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) teams up with a sly fox (Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery of a missing otter, and uncover a mass conspiracy involving predators and prey in the process. Behind-the-Scenes: The story for Zootopia started out as a James Bond... Read more »
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Hammering Out...The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Hammering Out...The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 JULIE: We’ve reached the end of an era, the era of hotly anticipated movies based on young adult novel series. (Yes, I know there will be new... Read more »