…power up

As this Comic-Con weekend comes to a close, there is a lot of film fun to unpack — trailers and phases and projects for screens large and small. And I think we all know who most of that news came from, but before I get to the Marvel of it all, let’s bridge the gap…

…nail it

The wonderful brilliance of “Thor”  was (and is) that it was able to take the extreme leap from a fantastic, futuristic world of the gods to the very real-world middle of Roswell, New Mexico with brilliant wit and charm. It has all of the action and super you expect from a comic book story with the surprise,…

…hammer it home

Well, we made it the Avengers are assembled and many, many, many of you have already seen it.  If you sense incredible jealousy in my written word, well done. In a tragic twist of the cruelest and most melodramatic kind, 2WC has an exciting and busy weekend that does not allow much time for “The…

…Bring the Hammer Down

“Thor” has a lot riding on its extremely muscular shoulders. Not only is it kicking off a very crowded summer blockbuster season, but it also sets the tone for a summer of Marvel movies (“Captain America: The First Avenger” and “X-Men: First Class“). As one of the final and lesser known superhero puzzle pieces for next summer’s…

…give it a whirl

Ballet is a beautiful and graceful art form…on the stage.  Behind the scenes it’s sweat, tears, blood, broken toes and egos. “Black Swan” captures both of these worlds.  Under the direction of Darren Aronofsky, this film manages to be simultaneously breathtakingly beautiful and difficult to watch. When the story begins Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) is…

…lose yourself

This Oscar season the Zer and I are making a particular effort to see the nominated films (thank you $5 theater). This past weekend “Black Swan” was up.  Now first let me say that I believe this film deserves all the praise it has received.  It’s beautifully done and features some spectacular performances. But one…