Of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor never quite took off the way Captain America and Ironman did. Thor
was not very memorable and barely had a villain. Thor: The Dark World
fixed the villain problem. He just wasn’t a very good one. In both of these films, and in all of his appearances, Thor plays the straight-man to Loki’s silly and mischievous antics. He may have cracked a joke here and there but for the most part, he played the brooding Norse god from Asgard and that was kind of it. So, the question leading up to Thor: Ragnarok
was, “Who really wants another Thor movie?”
To some degree, putting...
Many who hear the title The Mummy
likely think of the 1999 Brendan Fraser movie, its two sequels, and that spinoff with The Rock. This is not that movie. We all know Hollywood loves trends. Endless sequels, remakes, reboots, and breaking up movies into parts, have all been the bread and butter of the industry. The Mummy
directed by Alex Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise hops onto one of those bandwagons (remake) with one additional one. It’s part of the “Dark Universe.”
With the outstanding success by Marvel Studios, cinematic...
The new year has arrived which means plenty of movies to look forward to in the coming weeks and months ahead.
While there may only be a few movies I'm looking forward to in the summer months, it feels like a lot more can be said for winter, spring and fall. Of course, surprise movies tend to pop up in the middle of the year, but as for now, these are my most anticipated movies of 2017.
After a two-year stint playing a real life crazy person, wearing paper bags on his head at red carpet events, videotaping himself viewing all his old movies live, riding on elevators with people and hitchhiking across America (plus so much more), I can only imagine Shia LeBeouf woke up one morning and realized he had bills to pay. So, he hopped on the first movie that would take him. It’s ironic, then, that he’s the one redeeming feature of Man Down -- a movie so riddled with cliches and bad writing it’s like seeing a talented LeBeouf put on a powerful performance in...