Tag: Andy Serkis

Same Old Story (Long Shot, 2019)

Have you heard about this movie where the schlubby guy hooks up with a hot chick out of his league? You know…the plot of, like, 77% of rom-coms? I mean…Seth Rogan? He is a type… Rogan is Fred Flarsky, a lefty journalist who finds… Continue Reading “Same Old Story (Long Shot, 2019)”

It’s Good to Be King (Black Panther, 2017)

Created by comic book icons Jack ‘the King’ Kirby and Stan Lee, Black Panther has seemed like a character Marvel wants to really make active…but struggles to figure out how to make him work best.  Initially being a guest star in the pages of… Continue Reading “It’s Good to Be King (Black Panther, 2017)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Eight (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)

I will be be honest.  Walking out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I had no idea just how controversial this film would be.  I wrote my first review and then rewrote it due to a spoiler claim. I watched as the film seemed… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Eight (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)”

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Seven (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015)

After the prequels, Star Wars appeared to be…well, complete.  Lucas was no longer talking about a third trilogy.  All had gone quiet on that front.  Instead, Star Wars thrived in animated fare like the Cone Wars cartoon and in comic books through Dark Horse.… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Seven (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015)”

The Tension Between Things (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)

The Last Jedi picks up shortly after the Force Awakens. It begins with a bold battle that has powerful repercussions on the characters. Rey is trying to get Luke to come back with her to help the rebellion.  But Rey finds herself unsure of… Continue Reading “The Tension Between Things (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017)”

To Rule Them All Thrice (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003)

All stories must conclude.  Some just take longer than others.  A lot longer. But more on that later. Sauroman is defeated, Aragorn and the people of Rohan have defended Helms Deep and Frodo, Sam and Gollum are at the door of Mordor. Te film… Continue Reading “To Rule Them All Thrice (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003)”

Two Rule Them All (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002)

Picking up in the aftermath that split the fellowship apart, the Two Towers has a lot on it’s shoulders. Frodo and Sam are now on their own, making their way for Mount Doom to destroy the ring.  Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli are trying to… Continue Reading “Two Rule Them All (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002)”

To Rule Them All (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)

John Rogers, one of the writers of the abysmal Catwoman film once also wrote “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its… Continue Reading “To Rule Them All (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)”

The Bigger They Come Part 3 (King Kong, 2005)

Following the smashing success of the Lord of the Rings films, Jackson had the cred to get a pet project off the ground.  A remake of 1933’s classic King Kong.  He wanted to make an epic, and it is far from the cheesey camp… Continue Reading “The Bigger They Come Part 3 (King Kong, 2005)”