Finally watched John Carter.
I don’t want to break this whole scene to dollar signs, but when you’re dealing with a budget in the $250 million range you need to show us something great. Nothing else will do. Those who are familiar with some of the tenets of the Film Cynics will recall
Continue reading: John Carter (of Mars)
Steve took in a sneak preview of The Avengers, so he’s dusting of his review pants to share a few of his thoughts on the matter.
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Scorsese creates a richly textured, barely fathomable, three dimensional world to compose a profoundly heartfelt elegy to the cinema and the masters that have come before him. And once you’ve let yourself be captivated by the film’s stunning imagery, nestled snugly within the spectacle is a compelling story performed by talented, charismatic actors –
Continue reading: A quick note on “Hugo”
Tweetnopsis: #XMen1stClass: Failed to impress with its revisionism, but I can’t help but admire Nick Hoult’s ability to claw his way back from obscurity.
This is without doubt Matthew Vaughn’s worst film, but I’m willing to give him a pass because this is probably most most studio interference he’s had to cope with
Continue reading: What I didn’t like about X-Men: First Class
Not only is it a captivating tale about Marvel’s least relatable hero, but red cape or no, it never felt like a comic book adaptation.
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A reconstitution of the Fast franchise that incorporates the most universal elements of The Fugitive and Ocean’s 11, and little else.
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Steve has seen Sucker Punch and the news is good.
Continue reading: Sucker Punch – Pure Decadent Eye Syrup
Neil Marshall takes us on another excursion into no man’s land.
Continue reading: Centurion | A Familiar Journey into Hostile Territory
Warriors! Come out to play-eee-ay!
Continue reading: The Warriors (1979)
Sylvain Chomet’s L’Illusioniste was a spellbinding way for Steve to kick-off the Victoria Film Festival.
Continue reading: The Illusionist | Depressing without being bleak