…blaze

On this final Friday before Labor Day (the unofficial end of summer), I thought I’d take a bit of a flashback to a movie from earlier this summer. It’s a film that, in my humble opinion, was misread by many critics. “Dark Phoenix” also marks the end of an era as the final X-Men film…

…Still Surprise You

‘Hobbits really are amazing creatures…You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.” Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Take a moment and think of your favorite fantasy novel or novels. Now think about what…

…Go to X-tremes

“Everyone knows the third movie’s always the worst.” Jean Grey, “X-Men: Apocalypse” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the third film in the current X-Men trilogy knows what it’s up against. Being last in a trilogy is never an easy task, but “Apocalypse,” manages to successfully bring this chapter to a close with just a few bumps in the road….

…Hit the Road

George Miller’s, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” has accomplished something that few have before it. For all intents and purposes, it’s a summer blockbuster, yet here it is standing proud among an elite group of Oscar nominees duking it out for this year’s top prize at the Academy Awards. It’s earned its place, and while it…

…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.

…fall a bit short

A hero with a heart of gold, a cause worth fighting for, a nemesis worthy of the challenge, and a happy ending—that is what great fairy tales.  Even when we take them and make them our own, add modern technology and Hollywood’s biggest stars, that heart must remain or the story is lost. The heart of…