Posts tagged "Blockbusters"

Summer Movie Scorecard 2017

Summer Movie Scorecard 2017
With Labor Day right around the corner, and nothing save for a 40th anniversary re-issue of Close Encounters of the Third Kind worth seeing in theaters, I think it’s safe to say that the summer movie season is officially over. What to make of this summer? Well, it was one dominated by one good-to-great superhero... Read more »

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 133 mins. Premise: Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is juggling the demands of high school with his “internship” for Stark Industries, but when he stumbles upon underground arms deals involving alien tech, it leads him to the villainous Vulture (Michael Keaton). With the Avengers focused elsewhere, it’s... Read more »

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 6 (June 6, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 6 (June 6, 1997)
This weekend sees the release of what is being largely hailed as “The Worst Tom Cruise Movie Ever”. Yes, I’m talking about Universal’s kick-off to its new Dark Universe franchise, another reboot of The Mummy. Expect bigger overseas grosses than here domestically, where it will probably lose the weekend box office crown to Wonder Woman. On a... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Wonder Woman

Hammering Out... Wonder Woman
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: WONDER WOMAN. JOHN: In the lead up to its release, Wonder Woman was facing an extraordinary amount of pressure. Not just on Warner Bros. and DC’s Extended Universe, which were in dire need of a critical... Read more »

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant
ALIEN: COVENANT Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Rating: R Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: A crew of romantically entangled shipmates head to a remote planet to colonize it, only to discover something distinctly “alien” threatening their very existence. Behind-the-Scenes: After debuting to $51M and a wave of pre-release hype surrounding director Ridley Scott’s return to the franchise, 2013’s Prometheus quickly developed a... Read more »

Movie Review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Movie Review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Orphaned as a child when his parents are cruelly murdered right in front of his eyes, young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) must reclaim his destiny and become King by taming his powerful sword and using it to defeat his evil uncle Vortigern (Jude Law). Behind-the-Scenes: Originally set... Read more »
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Summer Movie Forecast 2017

Summer Movie Forecast 2017
Though I’ve done this post every year for the last 7 years, this may be the first year where the concept of a summer movie no longer means what it once did. When Beauty and the Beast opens to $175M in March and then goes on to make $500M, or when The Fate of the... Read more »

"Fate" sputters to the middle of the Furious pack

"Fate" sputters to the middle of the Furious pack
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 136 mins. Premise: Dom (Vin Diesel) is forced to turn against his crew by a malevolent hacker named Cipher (Charlize Theron). Can Dom’s crew stop Cipher’s plans for world domination before Dom turns his back on family for good? Behind-the-Scenes: After James Wan declined to return, F. Gary Gray took over directing duties,... Read more »

Movie Review: Rogue One

Movie Review: Rogue One
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 133 mins. Premise: A ragtag group of rebels stage a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Behind-the-Scenes: This is a prequel taking place between Episodes III and IV. The story idea came from John Knoll, who worked on the visual effects... Read more »
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Summer Movies So Far: See It or Skip It?

Summer Movies So Far: See It or Skip It?
We’re already into July and it’s been a while since I’ve posted any movie reviews.  That’s not to say that I haven’t been going to the theater.  Far from it. I’ve seen almost everything that’s been released this summer.  I’ve done my homework.  I’ve formed my opinions.  And now, fellow movie fans, I’m here to... Read more »