Video game fans are hoping the endless parade of crap adaptations of their favorite games will cease this December with the promising-looking Assassin’s Creed. Quite frankly, with the deep source material, plot, and Oscar-caliber acting in that film, if it doesn’t work, we’re never going to get one that will. Warcraft, looked like it might break the curse six months earlier. It had a great look, a HUGE built-in fanbase, and an acclaimed director in Duncan Jones (Moon). Instead the movie was critically reviled (28% on Rotten Tomatoes), and would have been an utter financial disaster were it not for a very strange phenomenon that we’ll get to later. Now that the film has hit home video, is Warcraft worth a look? It’s definitely worth a LOOK(note how I am stressing that word as if it will be important later on in my rambling). Continue reading Movie Review: Warcraft (2016) *Visually Stunning but Ultimately Hollow*→
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. June 17th brings three new entrants; one is by Eli Roth though whom I hate so much that we’re just going to kick it down to two. You can watch Dwayne Johnson in the action/comedy Central Intelligence, or you can bow down and throw your money in the air as Disney delightedly chuckles to itself about gold-plating Mars. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/17/2016) – Finding Dory and Central Intelligence→
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. June 10th brings three new heavyweights to the party guaranteeing that at least one of them will bomb and that the Turtles reign atop the box office will be very short. The Conjuring 2 has the reviews, though lower that the original, while Now You See Me: The Second Act and Warcraft…..do not. Still, it’s a diverse group if you have cabin fever and want to get out there. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/10/2016) – The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and Warcraft→
If Batman vs. Superman had released their trailer a week or so earlier, they just might have caught 2016’s most anticipated film, according to the Killing Time Community. Captain America: Civil War lead from wire to wire, holding off a charging Batman for a narrow win. It was a very wide spread in terms of the most anticipated movies, but people (at least our target demographic, which admittedly is pathologically nerdy nerds) don’t seem sick of comic book films. Star Wars’ first spin-off film, Rogue One, finished in third place, with DC’s Suicide Squad in fourth and the next entrants in the X-Men and Harry Potter universes tying for fifth. Thanks to everyone who voted. A pox on you lazy hangers-on who did not, and we’ll have a new poll up in just a few days. IT IS NOW TWO WEEKS UNTIL STAR WARS (make sure your lightsaber is in working order).
After a big disappointment, the best thing you can do, is shake it off and look to the future. SPECTRE sucked. We all wish it wasn’t so, but it happened. We can start to develop bitter geek jokes about it, and heal as we always do. Obviously, it helps that we’re six weeks out from the first Star Wars movie in a decade and that it looks phenomenal. The MCU continues on Netflix on November 20th with Jessica Jones! However, SPECTRE sucked so much, we need additional hope. We need to start looking to 2016. Continue reading POLL: What 2016 Movie Are You Most Anticipating?→