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Review – Pan

Posted by Zak Wojnar On October - 9 - 2015 0 Comment

“Home isn’t where you’re from; it’s where you make it.” Pan begins with a CGI starscape and a narration promising that “this isn’t the story you’ve heard before.” This statement is sort-of true. While it’s a prequel featuring the introduction of Peter into Neverland and an unlikely friendship with the future captain, Hook, the story  [ Read More ]

Fantastic 4 Review – It’s Not Fantastic

Posted by Zak Wojnar On August - 6 - 2015 1 Comment

Prepare to miss these guys I normally never feature any spoilers in my reviews, but seeing how thinly written this film is, some may be unavoidable. So, minor spoiler alert, for those who are wary of such things. — Fantastic 4 (Fant4stic?), Josh Trank’s attempt to leverage the success of his low-budget superhero masterpiece Chronicle  [ Read More ]

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Video Review

Posted by Mark Bridge On August - 4 - 2015 0 Comment
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Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation – Review

Posted by Zak Wojnar On August - 3 - 2015 0 Comment

“He is the living embodiment of destiny, and he’s made you his mission.” After four films, not to mention hundreds of episodes of television, the latest Mission: Impossible film, Rogue Nation, is upon us. As an assessment of the franchise and a deconstruction of the philosophies which have driven the Impossible Mission Force since the  [ Read More ]

Root For The Little Guy: Ant-Man Review

Posted by Zak Wojnar On July - 16 - 2015 0 Comment

“I want you to break into a place and steal some shit.” After some well-documented behind-the-scenes drama and well over a decade in development, Ant-Man is finally upon us, with Peyton Reed filling the large and quirky shoes of Edgar Wright, who died tragically before filming began… At least, I think that’s what happened, right?  [ Read More ]

Parks and Rex: Jurassic World Review

Posted by Zak Wojnar On June - 10 - 2015 0 Comment

“We need more teeth.” Jurassic Park is one of the seminal action-adventure blockbusters of all time. It ushered in a new era in digital effects, featured some of the greatest monster mayhem ever filmed, and introduced us to Mr. DNA. Even after two polarizing sequels, the love for the brand hasn’t diminished at all, and  [ Read More ]

Review – Entourage

Posted by Zak Wojnar On June - 2 - 2015 0 Comment

“When one vagina closes, another one opens.” In a version of Tinseltown not-too-far removed from real life, Vincent Chase is the Hollywood dreamboat who led Aquaman to box-office glory (good luck, Jason Momoa), suffered the embarrassment of the straight-to-video Medellin, and lived the hard-partying movie-star lifestyle to its fullest. Each season of the show, Entourage,  [ Read More ]

Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Posted by Zak Wojnar On April - 28 - 2015 0 Comment

“Everyone creates the thing they dread.” Tony Stark, you big jerk! You’ve doomed us all! The ego-driven industrialist has finally screwed up big-time with his latest invention, Ultron. The artificial intelligence, which should have been an agent of global protection, immediately deduces that the best way to accomplish his mission is with the extinction of  [ Read More ]

Review – Furious Seven

Posted by Zak Wojnar On March - 31 - 2015 0 Comment

“Dominic Toretto. You don’t know me. But you’re about to.” In the cutthroat world of Hollywood movie-making, there are not many franchises which can limp their way to seven or more entries, and even fewer which can inspire one to issue a statement as seemingly ridiculous as the one I am about to make: Furious  [ Read More ]

Review – Jupiter Ascending

Posted by Zak Wojnar On February - 12 - 2015 0 Comment

“I love dogs.”   The Wachowskis have unlimited chances. The way I see it, they made The Matrix, and thus can do whatever they want, forever. Speed Racer was ahead of its time and Cloud Atlas was too esoteric to ever stand a chance, but Andy and Lana Wachowski are back at bat to take  [ Read More ]

Review – Fifty Shades of Grey

Posted by Zak Wojnar On February - 12 - 2015 0 Comment

“I don’t make love. I fuck. Hard.” After months of casting shake-ups, on-set drama, and fevered anticipation, Fifty Shades is finally upon us, and it doesn’t totally suck. It kind of sucks, but not totally. And that wasn’t supposed to be a fellatio joke, but I suppose that’s out of my hands now. Anyway, Fifty  [ Read More ]

Review – The Equalizer

Posted by Zak Wojnar On September - 25 - 2014 0 Comment

Got a Problem? Odds Against You? Call The Equalizer. Denzel Washington is back, in a major way, with The Equalizer, based on the 1980s television series. Robert McCall works at a Home Depot-type store in Boston, and when he sees injustice, he doesn’t write a blog about it, he doesn’t call the cops, and he  [ Read More ]

Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Posted by Zak Wojnar On August - 8 - 2014 0 Comment

  “So… They’re aliens?” “No. That would be stupid. They’re reptiles!” Despite what some might tell you, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are not a sacred and revered property; they’re a bunch of silly kids who kick butt and talk smack like Spider-Man on a sugar buzz. This irreverence carries over to their newest incarnation,  [ Read More ]

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by Zak Wojnar On July - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

  Instead of my usual quote, I will instead insert a paraphrase, while reminding readers that this is, in fact, a family film: “I may be an asshole, but I’m not 100% a dick.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe is just that, a universe. Not limited to adventures on Earth, we’ve seen interplanetary antics in both  [ Read More ]

Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Posted by Zak Wojnar On May - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

“In the future, do I make it?” “…No. But we have a chance to change that.” It’s may be hard to believe, but Days of Future Past is the seventh entry in the X-Men series. After veering wildly into spin-off territory with a pair of Wolverine films and something of a reboot in the distant  [ Read More ]

Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Posted by Zak Wojnar On April - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

After a bumpy franchise reboot just five years after the… Let’s say “contested” Spider-Man 3, director Marc Webb and his team had their work cut out for them making a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. At least they had the perfect opportunity to step back, take what worked and run with it, to ditch what  [ Read More ]

Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Posted by Zak Wojnar On April - 4 - 2014 0 Comment

“I told you… SHIELD doesn’t negotiate.” In the two years since The Avengers saved the world (but totally wrecked Grand Central Station), everybody’s returned to their old lives. Iron Man took a vacation to Tennessee, Thor went back home, and The Hulk returned to not being in movies. For the most part, everything returned to  [ Read More ]

Review – Robocop

Posted by Zak Wojnar On February - 11 - 2014 1 Comment

“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me” Robocop, the robot cop, finds himself in a unique predicament. It’s been decades since a decent movie has carried his name, and now that he’s back, it’s as part of the Hollywood Remake Machine. The violence is toned down to fit a PG-13 rating, and Robo now rides  [ Read More ]

Michael Douglas to Play Hank Pym in Marvel’s Ant-Man

Posted by Mark Bridge On January - 13 - 2014 0 Comment

Marvel’s absolutely does not shy away from hiring top notch talented and legendary actors to appear in their films.  This summer we will see Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Glen Close will be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy.  Next summer we will see James Spader playing the big bad in  [ Read More ]

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Review – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Posted by Zak Wojnar On December - 18 - 2013 1 Comment

Don’t yell at Brick. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, the endlessly quotable 2004 comedy classic, was getting ripe for a sequel, and, nine years later, here we are. Ron Burgundy and friends jump into 1980 with mostly new jokes, but is it worth the nine-year wait, or would Anchorman be better served fading into  [ Read More ]

Review – Thor: The Dark World

Posted by Zak Wojnar On November - 8 - 2013 0 Comment

“The Aether awakens us. The Convergence returns.” Many ages ago, the forces of Asgard defeated the Dark Elves and their leader, Malekith. Now he’s back, with a creative plan to destroy the Nine Realms, and… That’s pretty much the whole plot. Thankfully, there’s a ton of character and humor in the snappy-if-thin script, as well  [ Read More ]

Ender’s Game Review

Posted by Mark Bridge On November - 6 - 2013 0 Comment

Other than comic books, young adult novels have become a go to source for film adaptations in recent years.  Some have succeeded in becoming a profitable franchise, while some were just a non starter.  Ender’s Game is hoping to become the next entry in the former group.  The film based on the 1985 novel of  [ Read More ]

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Riddick-Mania: Part 3: Riddick

Posted by Zak Wojnar On September - 11 - 2013 0 Comment

This is a spoiler-free review of Riddick. For part 2 of Riddick-Mania, click here.   We may have thought Richard B. Riddick was gone for good, but he’s back with a vengeance. Riddick has smaller budget, a narrower scope, an excellent script, and a nine year gap in which in which David Twohy’s directing skills  [ Read More ]

Riddick-Mania: Part 2: Dark Fury & The Chronicles of Riddick

Posted by Zak Wojnar On September - 6 - 2013 1 Comment

“You Keep What You Kill” (Read part one of this story HERE) Four years after Pitch Black became a modest box-office hit and cult classic, Vin Diesel and David Twohy returned to the character in an effort to expand his universe. The Chronicles of Riddick was a three-part project, consisting of a big-budget theatrical release,  [ Read More ]

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Riddick-Mania: Part 1: Pitch Black

Posted by Zak Wojnar On September - 5 - 2013 1 Comment

Against all odds, Richard B. Riddick returns to theaters this Friday, nine years after his last feature film left audiences hanging on one hell of an ending… But we’ll get to that.   For now, we’re going back to 2000, when writer-director David Twohy first introduced audiences to Riddick, as well as a pre-Fast &  [ Read More ]