The Most Rewatchable Action Movies on Cable Tournament Bracket – PART TWO FINAL

Where we left off…  ROUND TWO 1 Bourne vs. 9 James Bond This seems like a fight between two doppelgangers.  Both are globe-trotting superheroes masquerading as ground-bound master spies. The Bourne franchise always fancied itself as the more serious IP, with its focus on privacy, leaked data, and international jurisdiction. Just remember Bourne’s scowling face … More The Most Rewatchable Action Movies on Cable Tournament Bracket – PART TWO FINAL

The Most Rewatchable Action Movies on Cable Tournament Bracket

PART ONE  John Wick: Chapter Two made me giddy. Is there anyone it didn’t make giddy? I walked away wanting to either fight club everyone or discuss John Wick with them. Was it the best of all time? Of course, we had to hold an Enter the Dragon–Mortal Kombat style tournament of death to find … More The Most Rewatchable Action Movies on Cable Tournament Bracket

‘Arrival’ Does Nothing that SciFi Movies Do

Arrival is a small movie, a quiet movie. Except it’s raked in $115 million and counting on a $47 million budget. It has blown away expectations even though it looks nothing like the sci-fi movies that we’ve seen, and its success is really exciting. Peace over Violence The movie stresses peace and clear communication over … More ‘Arrival’ Does Nothing that SciFi Movies Do

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is Almost a No-Maj: Movie Review

I was worried about the script to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the moment I heard a muggle was now a “No-Maj.” Muggle has put down its roots deep into the pop cultural lexicon and it said a great deal about Rowling that she didn’t fully understand parts of why her story succeeded so … More ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is Almost a No-Maj: Movie Review

The Normalcy of Doctor Strange and Changing Marvel’s Formula

After thirteen movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has polished its formula to a high sheen. Which is strange since the fourteenth appears to be cobbled together from the leftover IKEA parts of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, Inception, and your local community college’s screenwriting class. To be sure, I loved both of those preceding films, and … More The Normalcy of Doctor Strange and Changing Marvel’s Formula

Star Trek Beyond and the Déjà Vu of Summer Blockbusters

why Star Trek Beyond should be less Transformers and more Friends Uhura can save herself, thank you very much. (Forbes) I watched Star Trek Beyond and forgot almost immediately about it. It was an enjoyable two hours, but I feel like somebody Eternal Sunshined me, which is probably all you have to know about the movie. What intrigues me most is … More Star Trek Beyond and the Déjà Vu of Summer Blockbusters

Two Rom-Coms: One Directed by Captain America, the Other Breaks My Hearts and Sews It Back Together

two rom-coms diverged in the forest, and I took the one less mediocre: Before We Go and Night Owls  I’m going to bury the lede. Because Night Owls is one of the best things I’ve seen in the last few years, but the movies stand in sharper relief when you start with Chris Evan’s directorial debut. Both … More Two Rom-Coms: One Directed by Captain America, the Other Breaks My Hearts and Sews It Back Together