Cats may be musically pleasing to Broadway musical fans but for movie goers, the visual effects will only make someone want to gouge their eyes out. There’s a point in the film where Ian McKellen’s Gus The Theatre Cat says: “The theatre is not what it once was.” To which a colleague of mine responded with “Amen.” Amen indeed. This film is quite the disgrace to theatres everywhere. Listen, I don’t know if anyone asked…"Cats: The Worst Film of The Year and Decade"
The Good Liar tries so hard to be an Alfred Hitchcock thriller to the point in which the film ultimately comes to fail on that particular level. Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) is a con man. He meets Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) by way of an online dating website. If Roy gets his way, he’ll rob Betty of every dollar she’s worth. Betty’s grandson, Stephen (Russell Tovey), has his suspicions of Roy but Betty shrugs it…"The Good Liar Isn’t At The Level of Hitchcock"
X-Men: Days of Future Past is certainly one of the best films in the entire X-Men series and unites both the new and old casts with stakes on the line. After being set up in The Wolverine, the action starts in 2023. By this point, the elder Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Erik Lehnsherr (Ian McKellan) have gotten over their differences. The two of them are working together in order to save both mutants and…"X-Men: Days of Future Past – Road to Dark Phoenix"
X-Men: The Last Stand is practically non-existent and we owe our thanks to the ret-con provided in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’s a shame that Scott Summers/Cyclops (James Marsden) gets the shaft. Is this because Marsden decided to join Superman Returns? Maybe. Nobody could blame him for doing so with Bryan Singer helming the other film. With Cyclops gone, both Storm (Halle Berry) and Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) take on an increase in leadership. Wolverine…"X-Men: The Last Stand- The Road to Dark Phoenix"
X2: X-Men United is the comic book adaptation that set the benchmark for all comic book films until The Dark Knight came calling five years later. After Alkali Lake was teased at the end of X-Men, the setting plays a larger focus in the sequel. It’s the base for Col. William Stryker (Brian Cox), who happens to take on a more villainous role than Magneto (Ian McKelllan). Stryker is no fan of mutants and lets…"X2: X-Men United – The Road to Dark Phoenix"
X-Men is one of the earliest Marvel Comics adaptations to take to the big screen in the newer age of cinema in recent years. After being on his own with no memory of who he was, Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself thrown into the middle of a war between Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Erik Lehnsherr (Ian McKellan). Charles, known as the Professor, believes that mutants can co-exist with humanity. Lehnsherr, known as Magneto, doesn’t…"X-Men – The Road to Dark Phoenix"