Month: September 2015

Shell Shocked (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2014)

Anytime I see Michael Bay’s name attached to something, I instantly start lowering any expectations I might have.  I have reached a point where disappointment is near impossible. In a case like the updated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bay put it in the hands…

Prometheus Lost

So, Ridley Scott announced the title to the sequel to Prometheus.  And I was a bit surprised they caved this early. I was one of the few who at least generally liked Prometheus.  It had some problems, such as the whole “what I choose to…

Direct Sequel vs Kinda a Sequel

Zack Snyder has commented that in his mind, Batman V Superman is actually the Man of Steel Sequel.  There is a Man of Steel 2 on the Warner Brothers slate-with talk of George Miller directing (which would be exciting)-but Zak really feels this is…

An Easy Mess (Easy A, 2010)

I had high hopes of this being a clever teen comedy in the 10 Things I Hate About You Vein.  It starred Emma Stone, who seems to be able to brighten up the lamest of films.  It was a fresh take on a dusty…

Hillbilly Mountain Madness (Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil, 2012)

You know when the opening moments of a film pay homage to Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wrong Turn, it will either be good fun or go terribly awry.  As we are introduced to the college kids driving into the Appalachian hills for a weekend…

Dwight Dons Spandex (Super, 2011)

You remember that movie Kick Ass?  You know, the one where the loser kid wonders why nobody ever fights crime in a costume-so he decides to do it?  And teams up with a precocious ten year old girl who kills people and swears a…

Growing Up In the Movies Is Kinda Dull (Boyhood, 2014)

I happened to see the Golden Globes Best Picture Drama winner Boyhood this weekend.  While it was a nominee of course. The film has a neat gimmick, it was filmed across a twelve year span.  The young boy at the film’s start is the same…