…go it alone

Movie fans and hosting enthusiasts were dealt quite a blow this week as the Academy has (basically) confirmed there will be no host for the Oscars this year. Because we don’t get nice things anymore. Yes, even in a world full of perennial award show hosts (Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, James Corden, Stephen Colbert…I’m…

…kill it

As our “hero” states in his opening voiceover, “Deadpool 2” is a family movie. And I have to say, he’s absolutely right. Seriously. Okay, not so much in the traditional sense…please, dear god, do not bring the children…but in the sense that it is about a family. Yes, they have problems. Yes, they have enemies. But…

…Put On A Show

Suspension of disbelief is essential in the world of entertainment. We do it every time we see a movie or watch a television show. We allow the performers to lie to us. For the most part, this deception is harmless. We know that the performers are just playing their parts. In director Michael Gracey’s “The…

…Show Your Claws

Official SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen “Logan,” proceed with caution. “Logan,” the final film in the Wolverine trilogy, has been a long time coming. Nearly two decades after his first appearance in 2000’s “X-Men,” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has appeared in nine X-Men films to date. There have been highs and lows, with the first two Wolverine…

…evolve

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 14 years since the first X-Men movie was released, but for a couple of the missteps (Wolverine, you know what you did), it’s been a pretty fantastic ride.

…Scratch The Surface

It’s hard to put a finger on what doesn’t work in “The Wolverine.” Director James Mangold’s film has everything going for it. It has a great setting—Japan.  It’s the birthplace of Karate, so you know that’s going to lead to some pretty awesome fight sequences (and it does). And, of course, It has a great…