I was thinking… …a great story, flawless script and even decent acting chops can still be undermined by poor casting choices. A movie with a mediocre story and a so-so script are somewhat less affected. Thus it is with Suicide Squad. Be warned: if you have not seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice […]Read more "Suicide Squad"
I was thinking… …this ‘global community’ thing is getting out of hand. Whether you’re doing business with clients in other countries or simply sitting on, watching and driving things that were all built in China, there are definitely times the old phrase ‘Made in the USA’ is woefully missing from our daily lexicon. I, for […]Read more "Jason Bourne"
I was thinking… …remaking a movie or rebooting a franchise for the sake of ‘a new generation,’ is the worst reason to do so. If a film is done right the first time, every generation should be able to enjoy it, regardless of when it was first made. The Ivan Reitman-directed, Dan Akroyd and Harold […]Read more "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call"
I was thinking… …it’s all about who you know and never about what you know. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is a perfect example of this. How so? Well, in the film, none of the main characters–and I mean none–are even fairly intelligent or particularly talented. But what do they get to do for […]Read more "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates"
I was thinking… …an actor is akin to that oddest-looking of reptiles: the chameleon. With the ability to change its color to match its environment, the chameleon is a master of disguise. Like the lizard, truly gifted actors will also be able to lose themselves in any genre and change themselves to fill the […]Read more "Central Intelligence"
I was thinking… …the term ‘movie magic’ has been in use perhaps since the days of actual magician-turned-filmmaker George Melies. Melies utilized his mastery of illusion and maximized the potential of celluloid to not simply record events as they happened, but to tell fantastical tales of places that never existed and create images that were […]Read more "Now You See Me 2"
I was thinking… …the 3D film format has definitely seen its years in the domain of fad-dom. It saw its first boom way back in the 1950’s, rose again in brief popularity in the 1980’s and infested a smattering of films almost everywhere in between. The two main problems with many of those films was […]Read more "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows"