…Dig Up

Universal’s “The Mummy” reboot is meant to be the first step into their new “Dark Universe.” While this first film stumbles quite a bit, the universe it establishes still maintains some of its intrigue. From the very beginning, it’s clear this film is not actually about the mummy. While some backstory is provided on Princess…

…Transcend

Apologies for the misleading title, but this post will not be a review of Johnny Depp’s latest box office flop. After last summer’s upsetting “Lone Ranger”, the previous summer’s “Dark Shadows”, and the summer before that’s Pirates 4, I’ve begun to lose faith in Mr. Depp’s script-picking abilities. So in order to fill the gap…

…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…

…Sing About Tomorrow

What is there to say about Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s “Les Misérables,” that hasn’t already been said? Not much, but I’ll try my best.  First off, I’ll assume that you either know the story, or you probably don’t care.  So, I’ll just jump right into the review portion. This highly anticipated musical…

…go beyond the barricade

I first saw “Les Misérables” just nights before its third American tour came to an end.  I knew nothing about this show, beyond the basic melody of “On My Own” and a very basic understanding of Victor Hugo’s novel. Needless to say I was blown away, and now six years later, I’ve seen four different productions…

…look down

It’s hard to believe it, (especially if you had the kind of beautiful weekend we had in Chicago) but it’s December already.  There are only 23 shopping days until Christmas, and we’re on day two of ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas (you know you love it, everyone does). It seems that we’ve reached that…