Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Stalking the Impossible

Posted by Ken Burke On April - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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Depending on what other reviews you may have read about the NFL-focused Draft Day and the artificial intelligence-focused Transcendence you would most likely be inclined to avoid both of them (at Rotten Tomatoes Draft Day has only 62% positive reviews while the bottom has dropped out for Transcendence with a measly 19% positive) but I’d  [ Read More ]

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There are a couple of British films (one from England, one from Scotland—even if some Scots don’t care to be part of Great Britain, and may not be by the end of this year, depending on how a referendum vote goes next September) just now opening or going wider in American markets that I’d like  [ Read More ]

Trust Issues

Posted by Ken Burke On April - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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I’ve recently posted a review of several cinematic offerings that in their various ways deal with trust problems, with the most obvious one of the bunch being the new Captain America: The Winter Soldier in which no one seems to trust each other at all until about midway through the story.  Patriotic Cap, Steve Rogers, thinks  [ Read More ]

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Welcome guys to episode 54 of Galaxy View.  Joining me on this special edition of the podcast is IGN Movie Editor Scott Collura (@scottIGN) and ScreenRant’s Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes).  We discuss Captain America: The Winter Soldier along with the changes it brings to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Galaxy View is available at the iTunes Music Store where you can  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News, Podcast

Sacred and Profane (you choose which is which)

Posted by Ken Burke On April - 5 - 2014 1 Comment
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If you come to Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, his version of how and why the Biblical Great Flood happened, expecting to get a rosy, upbeat telling of the Genesis story with this patriarch and his family as the only decent human beings left on Earth when God decided to wipe the slate (and the planet) clean with  [ Read More ]

Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

Galaxy View Episode 53 – Trailers Galore

Posted by Mark Bridge On March - 31 - 2014 0 Comment
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Welcome guys to episode 53 of Galaxy View.  Joining me is my co-host with the most, Zak Wojnar.  We get into the loads of trailers that came out which includes X-Men Days of Future Past, Ninja Turtles and Jupiter Ascending.  The he switch gears to some video game talk with Metal Gear Solid and Last of Us.   [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News, Podcast

Been There, Dune That

Posted by Ken Burke On March - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
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  I wanted to call your attention to an interesting new documentary which may come and go quickly unless diehard sci-fi fans manage to generate enough buzz on its behalf.  It concerns the unsuccessful attempts by cult-embraced Chilean filmmaker (although his most noted work has been done in Mexico and France) Alejandro Jodorowsky to bring  [ Read More ]

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Ever since Michael Bay announced that he was producing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, some fans have been skeptical to say the least.  The ire of fans got worse when it was announced that the Turtles would be aliens,  Shredder would be Colonel Shreader and the foot would be a black ops group.  Since  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News

Trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s HERCULES

Posted by Mark Bridge On March - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
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It is funny the timing of this Hercules trailer.  The day before this trailer hit I actually sat and watched The Scorpion King starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.  I remembered when that film hit theaters, it was to be the promise of Johnson to become the next big action hero.  Well that didn’t pan out  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Set Photos

Posted by Mark Bridge On March - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
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There’s a lot of glorious plans brewing in the Marvel Cinematic universe for Phase 2.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set to change course of the MCU more than any other entry in Phase 2.  This will all culminate in Marvel’s Avenger: Age of Ultron which will be unleashed in the cinemas in the  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News

New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

Posted by Mark Bridge On March - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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Now that a bit more like it.  The first trailer for Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past was underwhelming.   At least for this sly handsome blogger.  It wasn’t particularly exciting and the worst offense was not showing a stitch of screen time to the Sentinels, the mutant hunting machines we’ve been longing  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News

Galaxy View Episode 52 – Assembling the Universe

Posted by Mark Bridge On March - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
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Welcome guys to episode 52 of Galaxy View.  Joining me is my co-host with the most, Zak Wojnar.  We discuss updates on the Marvel Cinematic universe and Ghostbusters reboot.  In TV we talk Gotham and Agents of SHIELD. Galaxy View is available at the iTunes Music Store where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes.  Please feel  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News, Podcast

Alternative Garden of Eden: Embrace the Snake

Posted by Ken Burke On March - 20 - 2014 0 Comment
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I haven’t been getting many replies to my posts here lately so if this film title and photo don’t catch your attention then I don’t know what will.  Assuming that you clicked in to see what’s going on here, let me tell you a bit about Nymphomaniac: Volume I.  If you know anything about Lars  [ Read More ]

Skyrockets in Flight

Posted by Ken Burke On March - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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Unless you’ve caught up with the 2013 Oscar winners and nominees that you’d previously missed from the last few months you might be wondering what to choose from the not-so-consistently enthusiastically-received releases that are on your local movie screens.  While anyone could make an argument for any of the several current box-office champs making the  [ Read More ]

Galaxy View Episode 50 – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Posted by Mark Bridge On March - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
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Welcome guys to episode 50 of Galaxy View.  Joining me is my co-host with the most, Zak Wojnar.  We delve into some post Oscar discussion and talk the new Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer.  We discuss some video games including Batman Arkham Knight and we end on our review of Agents of Shield episode 14. Galaxy View  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News, Podcast

Post-Oscar Pleasures

Posted by Ken Burke On March - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
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Now that the Oscars have been awarded (refer to my predictions and results if needed), I’d like to recommend your attention to a couple of films that didn’t win for 2013 but are still in theaters and one just opening that might have a shot at the Best Cinematography Oscar next year if the Academy voters  [ Read More ]

Galaxy View Episode 49 – The Return

Posted by Mark Bridge On March - 3 - 2014 0 Comment
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Welcome guys to episode 49 of Galaxy View.  Joining me is my co-host with the most, Zak Wojnar.  We return from a long hiatus to some cool comic book news which includes the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer and Fantastic Four casting news.  We get into more news topics and and end with our review of  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News, Podcast

Oscar-Winner Predictions for 2013 Films

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
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This coming Sunday, March 2, 2014, beginning at 5:30pm Pacific Time (8:30 Eastern) on ABC we’ll find this year’s awarding of the Oscar statuettes to—if not the most deserving cinematic work released in 2013—the films considered to be the best by the roughly 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Rarely  [ Read More ]

Third-Rate Romance, High-Rent Rendezvous

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
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There are a couple of films still making the rounds after not having scored as they might have recently on Valentine’s Day weekend which deal with the mystical visions of love and its counterpart of harsh realities.  The main reason these offerings didn’t do so well with box-office-receipts has to do with their very natures:   [ Read More ]

New Trailer For Godzilla

Posted by Mark Bridge On February - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
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On one hand you have a movie like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 whose film is damn near being spoiled after the countless trailers that have been released for it that shows an awful lot of the story.  Then on the other you have Godzilla with 2 trailers in and we still haven’t gotten a real good look at the monster himself, or what  [ Read More ]

Categories: Movie News

Oscar Nominees for Short Films from 2013

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
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I’ve used a clumsy title here, but I find so much confusion in doing Web searches for specific Oscar years where the prompt often leads to the year the prizes were given out rather than the year in which the films were released, so I just want to be clear that I’m referring to Short  [ Read More ]

Who Are You?

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
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There’s a bit of an identity crisis going on at your local cinemas (depending on where you live because one of the films I’m about to promote here is playing in only 15 theaters nationwide despite having been out for the last 5 weeks and the other is opening today with some poor reviews already  [ Read More ]

The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Has Arrived

Posted by Mark Bridge On February - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
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Marvel’s most risky film since Thor is undoubtedly the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.  The property is not well known amongst comic book fans much less the average film goers.  We all assumed that to gain some notoriety, Marvel would have featured a TV spot for the film during the Super Bowl.  They chose instead  [ Read More ]

Categories: Featured Posts, Movie News

Art, Recovered and Discovered

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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While neither the new WW II story, The Monuments Men (directed by, co-written by, and co-starring George Clooney) nor Tim’s Vermeer (directed by Teller—one name will do as far as he’s concerned—of the famous Penn and Teller magic act) are anticipated to do big business this Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day holiday weekend given the fantasy and  [ Read More ]