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In Theaters This Week (4/21/2017): Free Fire, Unforgettable, The Promise

Free Fire, Brie Larson

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  F8 has three new challengers to its reign, but nothing is going to stop its reign atop the box office this week or next.  It’s going to take a couple Guardians of the Galaxy to stop them. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (4/21/2017): Free Fire, Unforgettable, The Promise

Movie Review: The Fate of the Furious (2017) “CARMAGEDDON!!!”

Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, The Fate of the Furious
I have no idea how in its eighth installment The Fast and the Furious franchise has reached the box office clout of Star Wars.  While it’s nowhere near as possible as THE SAGA in the US; globally, it seems there is a worldwide love of fast cars, pretty people, explosions, and increasingly humongous set pieces.  The Fate of the Furious opened with the largest international opening in history, passing even Star Wars Episode VII to set the new record.  The opening is bigger than Furious 7, but is F8 an improvement on the first movie in the series to be a legitimately great action movie?  No.  In no way is it a descent of epic proportions, but it feels a lot like the fifth and sixth installments: islands of cool moments, enjoyable enough, but bloated beyond justification and beginning to get mired down in its own mythology. Continue reading Movie Review: The Fate of the Furious (2017) “CARMAGEDDON!!!”

POLL: FAVORITE GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY???

 

 

Alright, space lovers, we’re less than two weeks from the premiere of the biggest movie of the summer: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so it is only fitting that we choose our official site GUARDIAN!  You may select from amongst the original core, as well as Nebula, Mantis, and Yondu, who look like they’ll be joining the team in the second outing.  We’ll run the poll through the film’s second weekend to get both your pre and post-love for our most dysfunctional super hero team (and, yes, a vote for Groot is also a vote for Baby Groot).  VOTE, my minions, and select your champion!


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

In Theaters This Week (4/14/2017): Fate of the Furious, The Lost City of Z, Spark

The Lost City of Z, Charlie Hunan

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  The reign of terror by the animated middle management baby genre will come to an end this weekend as a box office juggernaut, a highly-acclaimed adaptation of a nonfiction classic, and another horrifyingly bad animated film hit the screens. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (4/14/2017): Fate of the Furious, The Lost City of Z, Spark

My Favorite Scene: Furious 7 (2015) “Abu Dhabi Auto Acrobatics”

I came late to the Fast franchise….well, late and early.  I have related the tale before that, following the premiere of the first film in the series, I sat in my 1994 Saturn in a theater parking lot full of sensible family sedans borrowed from parents and watched said sedans go nuts.  Peeling around corners, fishtailing wildly while their owners tried to locate the NOS button, it took a solid 30 minutes for the automobile carnage to subside to the point where I could putter home.  I skipped the next five. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Furious 7 (2015) “Abu Dhabi Auto Acrobatics”