Let me start off by saying I absolutely LOVED Captain America: The First Avenger. I regard it as one of the best superhero origin movies ever! Moving forward, I went into Captain America: The Winter Soldier with high hopes that the sequel could surpass the first movie. I could not be more pleased with this sequel. If this is the quality of movies we can expect to see from Marvel Studios in the future, things will only be getting better! Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier Delivers the Goods [REVIEW]”
Wolf is the story of Carl (Jordan Cooper), a young man suffering from the lingering effects of sexual abuse. His encounter with the local pastor (Eugene Lee) have left him confused and tormented. Carl’s parents (Mikala Gibson, Shelton Jolivette) struggle making ends meet. A potential scandal arises, but will Carl get the support he needs and deserves? Continue reading “REVIEW: Ya’Ke Smith’s Wolf”
Having barely reached middle age, the local second-run “dollar theater” known as Ashley Cinemas is now history. Hard working men and women may consider the old multiplex a microscopic footnote in Valdosta’s history, but it’s history I won’t leave behind without saying something about it. Continue reading “Farewell, Ashley Cinemas”
Here are my general thoughts about yet another “controversial” casting decision.
Michael B. Jordan discussing the possibility that he’ll be the new cinematic Human Torch ignited heated discussion of some Internets forums and comments sections. I personally don’t care either way since I’m not very excited about the Fantastic Four in general. However, I’m curious to know how 20th Century Fox will cross over Marvel’s First Family with the X-Men.
The latest model of Robocop refocuses, but not upgrades, the original. It’s a decent sci-fi action movie with good performances. Here MGM presents a near future where much of the technology featured are a few steps from being commonplace. Director Jose Padilha respects the main themes of the original while changing the context for a post-9/11 audience. The PG-13 rating means no all-out gore, but the 2014 Robocop avoids turning the hero into a toyetic action hero like in Robocop 3. Continue reading “Robocop’s 2014 Reboot Functional [REVIEW]”
We mere mortals have been waiting for new news on the sequel for our times, Sharknado 2: The Second One. If Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath joining Ian Ziering and Tara Reid excite you, then read on to the full press release. Continue reading “Sharknado 2 Expands Chummy Cast”
Take the Yakit Kids app. Add a random screenshot of Robocop from the Glu iOS game. Plug in a snippet from the NES game soundtrack. Fool around with the effects, and VOILA! A really silly video.
There were few options for moveable mouths, so a beard was the best way to go. Robocop was a cautionary tale about privatization run amok, so I decided to make this whatever-it-is reflecting the themes from the original 1987 movie. Maybe you’ll find some deeper meaning in it. Maybe.
Congratulations, Gal Gadot! The Israeli actress from the Fast and the Furious movies won the part of superhero royalty: Wonder Woman. She’ll join Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in the Superman vs. Batman movie. Her exact role, costume, and invisible jet accommodations are yet to be determined.
In the mainstream DC comics, Wonder Woman is Superman’s lover. How much the upcoming movies will reflect the comics, where WW seems to be a Xena-like figure, is unknown. (Note: I only go by the covers of the Wonder Woman comics.) I hope with the casting of Gal, the filmmakers will go in a different, more inspired direction.
With little information about the Superman vs. Batman movie surfacing to date, this casting news furthers Warners’ attempt to out-spectacle the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bring on the Trinity, I say. Continue reading “Gal Gadot IS Wonder Woman!”
I’m reminded of Roger Ebert’s putting down Freddie Got Fingered:
This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels…