Despite playing not a small part in the almighty success of The Avengers back in 2012, there seems to be a recurring opinion among film audiences that Captain America is the most boring of Marvel’s superhero bunch. Lacking the distinctive powers of his teammates and dressed up in the American flag, it’s not difficult to […]
I really held no interest for this film during its promotional stage. I haven’t read the book and it looked like Hollywood was just trying to cash in again. Then it came out and murmurs […]
Twenty-four years ago The Hunt for Red October made its release, with the hopes of creating an established franchise, while boosting Alec Baldwin’s career that much further. Then came Harrison Ford with his gruff manliness, completing not one but two films within the Jack Ryan series (Ford’s career had already been boosted as far as […]
How do you keep an audience entertained when they know how your story ends? My assumption strongly tilts in the “it’s not that easy” direction. The mass live for endings, that last twist or reveal, the takeaway they didn’t see coming. There is a direct link between having an emotional connection and not knowing, especially […]
I already mentioned in my top 9 post how bad a year 2013 was for film, so saying it again would seem necessary. It was crap. Picking nine films out of the shit storm of many was difficult, but hey I got there. I basically picked the ones […]
Let’s be honest, 2013 was a shit show when it comes to film. There were a few good ones here and there at the beginning, you know, your January’s and February’s. I guess you could even go as far as to what April had to offer. O, but then came that summer. That summer…
To be completely honest, I spent most of 2013 watching older films. Yet as much as I wanted to see great films like 12 Years a Slave and The Act of Killing, I instead saw crap like Man of Steel. I am ashamed. I’ll probably end up seeing more of the big titles into 2014, […]
Reviewing Jane: Now...: In which we review (almost) every film adapted from or inspired by the works of Jane Austen, as I re...
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Godless (Mini-Series...: Godless offers a good remedy for that cowboy itch left by Deadwood ten years ago. Here is a wes...