…pick up a book

As Comic-Con hits its stride, this weekend is sure to be full of superheroes, dragons, witches, wizards, zombies, vampires, and every other wonderful thing the world of comics (and well beyond) can throw at us. So, I thought I’d take a different route with this week’s blockbuster with a smart, witty, and riotously funny comedy,…

…check yourself

Today I’m going to do something I don’t like to do, but the circumstances have forced my hand. Today I will weigh in on a movie I have not seen. Why? Put simply, I refuse to believe that “The Hustle” could possibly be as bad as the low (but slightly improved) rating it currently has…

…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…

…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…

…wrack and ruin

Crusaders, it’s occurred to me that as we enter the summer blockbuster season, now is the perfect time to refresh our memories on proper summer movie (and all movies for that matter) etiquette. This first venture into the new cinematic season has brought to light a particular film fan faux pas…

…do or dye

The format of “Atomic Blonde” is familiar enough. We open in 1989 Berlin, right in the middle of the Cold War, and just barely ahead of the fall of the Wall…and smack dab on top of the premise of countless spy thrillers. Cut to chase scene ending in a British operative being taken out. Cue…