…fall in line

At this point, most action flick fans know what to expect from the “Mission: Impossible” series — daring stunts, incredible chase scenes, and Tom Cruise. So it probably won’t surprise you that the latest entry, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” definitely checks all of the expected boxes. It’s the perfect kind of popcorn-fare for the end…

…Settle a Score

Today the sixth Mission Impossible, “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” hits theaters. This is not impressive. Many a series has exceeded this mark.  What may seem a little surprising is its reception. I say “seem,” because, well, I’ll get to that point later. Usually by this point reviewers have lost interest, and grown tired of the…

…find a league of our own

It’s no secret that of late DC Comics has struggled to put forth the kind of cinematic success that its counterpart, Marvel practically has down to a science. Following the particularly sour taste of “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad,” the DC Universe is a little on edge, even after the incredible triumph of “Wonder…

…Miscast

Whether you’ve seen it yet or not, odds are you’ve heard a lot about the comic book movie juggernaut, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Most of what you’ve heard probably isn’t great, and if you’ve seen it, you know that it’s earned every single one of the negative comments on the confusing plot, and…

…power through

If you didn’t already know that the man responsible for the Robert Downey Jr. led, “Sherlock Holmes” was also behind “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (a 1960’s television show, that I had never heard of…shame on me) you might have guessed. There are more than a few comparisons to be drawn between Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes,…

…Rise Above

Director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” has a lot riding on its very broad muscular shoulders. Besides being the relaunch of the much-loved Superman franchise, it is also the first film in a new combined DC Comics film universe (Green Lantern, you’re not invited). Those are some big expectations, but “Man of Steel” carries them…