Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a nice offering of escapist entertainment and some good summer fun at the movie theater. Bumblebee was a breath of fresh air for the Transformers franchise with more of a focus on heart rather than action. This film offers just as much fun as what we saw in 2018 while adding way more action back into the mix. It probably helps that Michael Bay is not sitting in the…"Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Offers Some Good Summer Fun"
The second James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan, Tomorrow Never Dies, marks the 25th anniversary of its 1997 theatrical release. This was the first James Bond film that I watched on the big screen. I’ve seen everything else on the big screen ever since. My family saw the film over opening weekend since we saved Titanic for December 25. It’s the film that would lead me to buy the 30 Years of James Bond album…"Tomorrow Never Dies Marks 25th Anniversary"
The School for Good and Evil brings filmmaker Paul Feig into the world of fantasy in this adaptation of Soman Chainani’s book. This film is unlike anything Feig has done before. Fantasy is not a genre that you’ll find in Feig’s filmography. His filmography is heavy on comedies more than anything else. That said, he’s no stranger to a visual effects-heavy film after directing Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. The fantasy genre, as anyone knows, is…"The School for Good and Evil Hits Netflix"
Sunshine is a dystopian film that could only come from the minds of both director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland. It’s one of those doom-and-gloom weeks so why not watch a film where astronauts risk their lives to repair the sun. Does it work? That’s for you watch the film and find out! In any event, this film recently marked its 15th anniversary since its theatrical release. The home entertainment release includes deleted scenes…"Sunshine: Dystopian Sci-Fi Film at 15 Years"
Minions: The Rise of Gru continues to take audiences on the path towards the first Despicable Me with a lot of fun slapstick moments. However, I would be remis to point out a problem with the film’s soundtrack. There’s a point in the film where we hear the five-tone motif from John Williams’s score for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The problem with this is that this film is set 1976 and Close Encounters…"Minions: The Rise of Gru Hits The 70s"
The second season of Star Trek: Discovery sees Captain Christopher Pike command as the crew searches for Michael Burnham’s brother, Spock. In many ways, the start of the second season calls back to Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock. Not in the sense that Spock (Ethan Peck) is dead but in Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) searching for her brother. This comes at the same time as seven mysterious red signals are appearing in different…"Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2"
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery marked the franchise’s long-awaited return to the small screen after a decade-plus absence. I went into Star Trek: Discovery knowing as little as possible so as to avoid spoiling myself. While I meant to start watching the series a few years back, it didn’t happen. It wasn’t until the recent convention in Chicago that I decided to make the trip into outer space. Plus, with the coming of…"Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1"
Everything Everywhere All At Once is an otherwise hysterical sci-fi action adventure but reduces a character to an antisemitic stereotype. I’ll get to the antisemitic stereotype in a few. Take this away from the film and it’s very entertaining. There are moments in the film that had me falling out of my chair from laughter. I’m talking about the uncontrollable laughter where you have to stop yourself. This speaks to how funny it is. Hot…"Everything Everywhere All At Once Insults Jews"
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes its arrival on home video as the second post-blip feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before you read any further, the film features both a mid-credits scene and an end-credits scene. In theory, this is the second feature film of Phase 4. However, Black Widow was first but it takes place during the Phase 3 era. This film is noticeably post-blip with its references (signs or…"Shang-Chi Arrives On Home Video"
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes its long-delayed arrival as the second post-blip feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before you read any further, the film features both a mid-credits scene and an end-credits scene. In theory, this is the second feature film of Phase 4. However, Black Widow was first but it takes place during the Phase 3 era. This film is noticeably post-blip with its references (signs or a line…"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"