Posts tagged "summer"

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 »

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 2 (May 9, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 2 (May 9, 1997)
This weekend sees the wide or semi-wide release of 4 movies: Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn comedy Snatched, Doug Liman’s The Wall (which apparently is not as “Great” as the Matt Damon flick from earlier this year), and Lowriders. Let’s get in our time machine and go back... Read more »

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 1 (May 2, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 1 (May 2, 1997)
There’s a lot of nostalgia going around these days. From TV reboots and continuations like Fuller House and Gilmore Girls, to movie sequels like T2: Trainspotting (still a terrible title) and reboots like next year’s The Predator, and elsewhere, people seem keen on rehashing the past to get their entertainment kicks. I’m no different. In... 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 »

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 »

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 »
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Movie Review - Captain America: Civil War

Movie Review - Captain America: Civil War
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 146 mins. Premise: In the wake of the latest round of casualties during an Avengers mission, the team are confronted with the UN-sanctioned “Sokovia Accords” which places restrictions on where and when they can go to save people.  Iron Man wants to sign... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2016

Summer Movie Forecast 2016
With Batman already fighting Superman in March and The Jungle Book absolutely crushing the box office last weekend, nobody could blame you for thinking the summer movie season was already under way.  You’d be wrong though.  Summer officially starts (for movie geeks anyway) on May 6, when Captain America: Civil War is unleashed. As regular... Read more »

11 Lessons Learned From Seeing 50 New Movies This Summer

11 Lessons Learned From Seeing 50 New Movies This Summer
With the weather cooling off, September on the horizon, and summer movie season 2015 stumbling to the finish line (Hitman: Agent 47 or We Are Your Friends, anyone?), I figured it was high time to take stock of what went down in theaters this summer.  Back in April, there was so much potential and excitement... Read more »
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Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Genre: Musical Biopic Rating: R Running Time: 147 mins. Premise: In the late ’80s, the hugely influential rap group N.W.A., whose members include such icons as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, escaped the streets of Compton and rose to national prominence with topical, loaded lyrics that chronicled their way of life. ... Read more »