Film Review: Alien (dir. by Ridley Scott)
Apr26

Film Review: Alien (dir. by Ridley Scott)

Today is 4.26, also known as “Alien Day”, and named after the planet in James Cameron’s Aliens (LV-426 / Acheron). It’s a celebration of the entire Alien Franchise, but I’m only focused on the first film as I finally saw it in the theatre in 2017. This isn’t so much a review as it’s just my history with Ridley Scott’s Alien. You can find actual reviews all over the internet, and I know very few people who...

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Deadpool 2 Drops a Full Trailer
Mar23

Deadpool 2 Drops a Full Trailer

(This was also posted over at Through the Shattered Lens) Unless we’re dealing with a story like The Lord of the Rings, where the second film is just a placeholder for the more epic finale, a sequel usually comes with a great deal of responsibility. It has to be larger in scope, with more of everything. If we’re lucky, the audience will be fully invested in the story arc as we watch our favorite characters return to face greater...

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Deadpool, Meet Cable (A Teaser)
Feb07

Deadpool, Meet Cable (A Teaser)

“Well, that’s just lazy writing.” Ah, good old Wade Wilson. Fox just dropped a teaser trailer for the Deadpool Sequel (which doesn’t really have a name at this point other than maybe Deadpool 2). This one focuses on Cable and shows off some of his combat abilities. It looks like everyone’s back on board here, with Deadpool breaking the 4th wall, as usual. Deadpool 2 will be in cinemas this...

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Trailer – Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Apr25

Trailer – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Oh, yes, it’s on!!! Has it been three years already? Matthew Vaughn’s (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) MARV Films and 20th Century Fox has released the trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. This time around, it looks like Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is out to solve another global incident with the help of (or is being opposed by) the Statesman. Are they the American version of the Kingsman? Kingsman: The Golden...

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Quick Review: Logan (dir. by James Mangold)
Mar05

Quick Review: Logan (dir. by James Mangold)

The short of it: + Might be Jackman and Stewart’s best turn in their roles since X-2:X-Men United. + Logan’s well written, with some good characterization, particularly among the leads. There’s a vulnerability here. + It’s brutal. Logan is the bloody version of Wolverine we all hoped for. + Moves like the best of Westerns. Just about as cool as 3:10 to Yuma. + Though changed from her comic book origins Laura (X-23) is awesome on...

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