Kurt Russell starred in two Westerns last year, and I’m kind of puzzled as to why I ended up seeing this before The Hateful Eight, but I like Westerns and Russell starred in one of my favorites in Tombstone, so I went ahead and checked out the buzz around Bone Tomahawk. It is, in many ways, a very traditional Western with chunks of extremely non-traditional Western…..chunks of people. Is it worth seeing? I think so, especially for the script and Richard Jenkins supporting performance, but be aware that it gets bloody in Bright Hope Continue reading Movie Review: Bone Tomahawk (2015) *I Want to Un-See That!*→
War is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we are months away from the next installment in the series – Captain America: Civil War. In case you haven’t attended a movie within the last six months, here’s the trailer to get you to speed:
There WILL be casualties in Civil War. We know this from Marvel and we know that multiple death scenes have been filmed with multiple characters to keep us all confused. That being said, I think there will be a huge death, and probably a supporting character death in the film. The supporting character cast at Marvel is so large know that you could speculate endlessly (though my money would be on William Hurt’s Thunderbolt Ross unless they plan on bringing the Red Hulk into the MCU any time soon). If you have not read the graphic novel, or know nothing about the story, this is going to get spoilery, so bail. Last warning. Here are my top 5 most likely candidates for a big death: Continue reading Top 5: Avengers Most Likely to Die in Civil War→
After the largest turnout for any poll in the history of the site (way to go people!), the Killing Time Community’s pick for the best new character from Star Wars Episode VII is Rey (Daisy Ridley). There were really no wrong answers here. Episode VII gave us a wealth of new characters to add to the Star Wars lexicon and even Max von Sydow’s Lor San Tekka (and his one scene) got him a vote or two. Continue reading POLL RESULTS: Best New Character from Episode VII is….→
Kung Fu Panda was a film that had to overcome a WHOLE lot with me. First….I thought the concept was stupid. Second, the trailer made the entire film look stupid. Then reviews started rolling in; really positive reviews, but I still didn’t see it in the theater. I did give it a chance at home though, and within the first 2:16, I was on-board. Po’s Dream sequence is over-the-top stupid funny, kung fu awesomeness with enough tongue-in-cheek that it wiped my preconceptions and I genuinely liked the first film very much. I thought the second was lazy and piggy-backed off the first, but the early reviews for the third installment, really the fist 2016 release of any note, are very positive. Should my area thaw by the time it release this weekend, I may even go see it……or Star Wars again.
Like most people on the East Coast, I have spent the last few days watching the entirety of winter be dumped on us in one weekend. I resolved to try to spend some of that time catching up on 2015 movie reviews that I’ve missed, but problems with my primary laptop (or THE ONE WITH ALL MY FILES) made posting problematic. I hope to get Laptop #1 going again so I can post reviews on the films I’m catching up on, but I must wish the blog a happy bloggiversary (not a word; should be). Killing Time was established three years ago today as a project to keep myself busy during the worst period of my life. I never imagined it would still be going three years, 2600 plus posts and 5k followers later. I’m extraordinarily grateful for the friends I’ve made in writing this blog, and for the shared community of time killers that have gathered together along the way. Whether you read this on the main page, Facebook, or any one of the other umpteen social platforms to which it is affixed, thanks for indulging me and we’ll get back to real posts soon!