Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

★★★★¼ The problem with many of the superhero movies is that they are operating under the assumption that everyone in the audience knows all the hymns. It's a lot easier—and lazier—for a screenwriter to simply do a roll call of characters and events while letting fans fill in all the blanks. Sometimes the onscreen information [...]

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The Dark Knight : 10 Years Later

The Dark Knight : 10 Years Later

Smacking his lips from across the interrogation table, makeup smearing his face like acid wash, The Joker takes an existential swipe at Batman halfway through Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and leaves a scar. “I know the truth,” he blabbers. “There’s no going back. You’ve changed things ... forever.” Summer 2008... The hype for Christopher [...]

Movie Review : Avengers – Infinity War

Movie Review : Avengers – Infinity War

★★★★½ Considering the plethora of expectations this franchise always carries, the movie’s number of actual missteps is only a tiny fraction of the potential missteps inherent in an undertaking this vast and complex.  The movie became a cultural phenomenon. It got people excited and talking, it brought families and friends to theaters... It’s Marvel’s Universe. We [...]

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. : Season 1 Review

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. : Season 1 Review

★★★½ Expectations can be a tough thing to manage, and oh man.. Were expectations high for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. post the Avengers movie ? But how could they not be. A new Joss Whedon-created TV show would be reason alone to celebrate, even knowing he wouldn't be involved in its day-to-day operation. And a new [...]