Movie Review: The Mummy (2017) *Tough Start for a Universe*

The Mummy

Dark Universe is a very cool concept: a shared cinematic universe where all the classic Universal Studios movie monsters (Frankenstein, Dracula, Van Helsing, The Wolfman, etc.) are given a new spin for a new generation and set loose in this horror/adventure sandbox.  The first film to come out of that concept is The Mummy.  It has the star power of Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, the interesting idea of making the mummy female, and the trailers made it look like an action adventure/horror blast that would kick off this new world of “gods and monsters”.  Then, until Transformers 5 and The Emoji Movie came along to save it, the film was saddled with the title: “Worst Reviewed Film of Summer 2017.”  Is it really that bad?  Let’s put it this way: the Dark Universe’s chances of success are pretty dim after this dull opening installment. Continue reading Movie Review: The Mummy (2017) *Tough Start for a Universe*

Poll: What is the Best Show on TV? 5th Annual KT Viewers Poll!!!

Each September, in conjunction with Emmy month, Killing Time readers choose what they believe to be the best show currently on television.  TV has gone from a second tier medium to one that is consistently better with more variety than the movies.  There’s so much quality, in fact, that, while I set the nominee list at 15 this year (and cutting it down was hard).  It’s telling that, in those 15 shows, there’s one comedy (and, in truth, Atlanta is more of a dramedy).  The sitcom has never been at a worse point, while drama may not be at the peak of its golden age, but it’s still a better bet than the movies have become. Continue reading Poll: What is the Best Show on TV? 5th Annual KT Viewers Poll!!!