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Film Review – Doctor Strange

Posted by Zak Wojnar On October - 27 - 2016 0 Comment
Doctor Strange

“Silence Your Ego, And Your Power Will Rise.” Marvel Studios is back for their fourteenth movie in eight years, this time tackling comics’ most famous practitioner of magic and sorcery, Doctor Strange. After some bumpy pre-release controversy in the form of underwhelming trailers, accusations of whitewashing, and the shift in setting from Tibet (as in  [ Read More ]

Film Review – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Posted by Zak Wojnar On October - 22 - 2016 1 Comment
Jack Reacher Poster

“I’m gonna break your arms. I’m gonna break your legs. I’m gonna break your neck. What you hear is excitement.” Jack Reacher, former Army Major, is a drifter, a wandering angel of justice who always stumbles across wrongs, and inevitably breaks as many bones as it takes to make things right. This time, Reacher (Tom  [ Read More ]

Review: Suicide Squad

Posted by Zak Wojnar On August - 4 - 2016 0 Comment

“We’re bad guys; it’s what we do.” To say that the DC Extended Universe got off to a bumpy start is an understatement. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were both met with a polarizing reception, with the release of BvS‘s so-called “Ultimate Cut” only fueling the debate even further. There’s  [ Read More ]

Review: Ghostbusters

Posted by Zak Wojnar On July - 10 - 2016 0 Comment

“I don’t go to Chinatown, I don’t drive wackos, and I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.” For a long time, it was impossible for anyone to express their feelings on the Ghostbusters remake leading up to its release. Supporters of the effort to reboot the property were met with criticism by longtime fans who wanted a  [ Read More ]

Review: Captain America: Civil War

Posted by Zak Wojnar On May - 10 - 2016 0 Comment

“Victory at the expense of the innocent is no victory at all.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an unprecedented series of stories. Civil War is the thirteenth film in eight years, and it has a quadruple responsibility: it must continue the story of the last Captain America solo film, The Winter Soldier; it must follow up on the  [ Read More ]

Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Posted by Zak Wojnar On March - 23 - 2016 0 Comment

“This is my world. You are my world.” I wanted to believe in Batman v Superman. Zack Snyder is a capable director, and Ben Affleck brought in Chris Terrio to rewrite David Goyer’s script. The budget was there, and fans have been waiting for a big-screen showdown between Superman and The Bat for decades. Man  [ Read More ]

Movie Review: Deadpool

Posted by Zak Wojnar On February - 7 - 2016 0 Comment

“Let’s Dance. And by dance, I mean, try to kill each other.” Ryan Reynolds is channeling his inner Vin Diesel. Vin has some kind of magic potion which lets him make whatever movie he wants just by thinking of it. Seven Fast & Furious movies? That’s all Vin. A Riddick sequel nobody expected or even  [ Read More ]

Review – The Hateful Eight (Roadshow Version)

Posted by Zak Wojnar On December - 22 - 2015 0 Comment

“Black Man, White Hell.” 70 Millimeter. Super Panavision. Cinerama. Overture. Intermission. Quentin Tarantino has always made clear his love of old-school cinema viewing, but never has he stepped forward as far as he does for his new film, The Hateful Eight. Unfortunately, this time around, QT’s manifestations of the classic cinema experience come across as  [ Read More ]

!SPOILERS! Star Wars Episode VII Analysis. !SPOILERS!

Posted by Zak Wojnar On December - 19 - 2015 1 Comment

For our NON-SPOILER review, CLICK HERE WARNING: This article contains massive spoilers regarding Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Do not read this if you haven’t seen the movie. In fact, one probably shouldn’t read this anyway. Go outside and get a job or something. SERIOUSLY: I’m about to go ape-shit over all the  [ Read More ]

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Review – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted by Zak Wojnar On December - 16 - 2015 2 Comments

“Luke Skywalker?” “I thought he was a myth.” It’s been a long time coming… Like, a really long time. Star Wars never really disappeared, from the Expanded Universe and the prequels, to The Clone Wars and Rebels, but fans have been waiting for a true cinematic sequel since the credits rolled on 1983’s Return of  [ Read More ]

Spectre – Review

Posted by Zak Wojnar On November - 3 - 2015 1 Comment

“The Dead Are Alive” Bond fans have been awaiting the return of Spectre for over forty years. Since last making their appearance in 1971’s abysmal Diamonds Are Forever (the first genuinely bad outing), Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his cronies were forbidden (for ridiculous legal reasons) from appearing in the 007 film series, leading to rewrites  [ Read More ]

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

This is my spoiler review of Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. Enjoy and Subscribe.

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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 ]