Monday Mixer: 'The Boss Baby' earns its cookie

5 months ago

Ah, Spring Break. The memories, or at least the ones that shine through the haze, are often more impressive than reality.

As we get older, we tend to amplify those memories until they take on a life of their own. They become so amazing, that the very words "Spring Break" usually...

Our Predictions: The 2017 box office will be ruled by 'VIII'

7 months ago

A new year is a time for new beginnings. The counter is reset to zero and everyone is back at the starting line.

Well, that's the idea at least.

At probably the exact moment that I'm typing this, Rogue One has officially become the highest grossing film of 2016. What that means...

First look at 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is anything but peculiar

1 year ago

There is one film that I strongly debated putting my list of 2016 sleepers. Ultimately I decided against it figuring that it was too much of a known quantity to be considered a true sleeper.

That film is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Whether it is too well-known to be a...

Battle lines are drawn in Marvel's 'Civil War'

2 years ago

If you're ready for some Avenger on Avenger action, then I'm sorry, you'll have to wait until May 6, 2016. But to whet your appetite, Marvel is priming the pump with the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War.

There's so much to see in this trailer that it bears a...

'Deadpool' red-band trailer is saucy

2 years ago

There's a lesson to be learned from the release of the Deadpool red-band trailer. Late last night, Fox released the highly anticipated trailer that got audiences buzzing at Comic Con last month. In the shoddy glow of last call at the bar, the trailer was immediately hailed as revolutionary and...

Monday Mixer: First look at 'Zoolander 2'

2 years ago

You know you're getting old when you start to measure the passage of time in terms of films in a franchise. I'm not talking about something generational like Star Wars which could, theoretically, span three generations with this year's release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but rather the Mission...

Monday Mixer: Sony and Marvel get their 'Spider-Man'

2 years ago

So, good news, this weekend there was no more assaults from mother nature. The bad news is that Comcast and I remain the most ardent of enemies.

I really wish sometimes that I lived in a more metropolitan setting where a true competitor to Comcast's monopoly on fast, reliable broadband access...

Monday Mixer: It's a brand new 'World'

2 years ago

I spent most of my weekend in a smoky bar, did I miss anything?

While I was busy running a local poker tournament, the World changed, literally overnight. I've been a big fan of Chris Pratt for a long time, back when he was "Fat Chris Pratt," aka Mr. Anna Faris...

Monday Mixer: Did Jared Leto cut his hair?

2 years ago

This is an interesting time of the year. March has traditionally been a dead period when it came to big box office films, but thanks to The Hunger Games, Summer can technically start anytime now.

So, while most of us are still digging out from an unusually late deep freeze, Hollywood...

Monday Mixer: A new direction for 'Spider-Man'?

2 years ago

Last night was all about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out their Oscars. It dominated the weekend as one would expect, but it wasn't the only story in town.

At the box office, people still couldn't enough Shades of Grey...

Monday Mixer: 'Fifty Shades' of dominance

3 years ago

It's funny. All weekend long, my social media accounts were filled with outrage over Fifty Shades of Grey and its depiction of deviant sexual behavior, rape, abuse, lack of a properly well-rounded color palette.

What they all seemed to forget is that this film was based on an extremely popular book...

'Spider-Man' back with Marvel - sort of

3 years ago

Sure, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is arguably the most successful film franchise of all time. Sure, all of their films gross ridiculous amounts of money at the box office. But, there's been a giant pink spider sitting in the corner the last decade or so and it seems that...

Monday Morning Mixer: Not so 'Amazing Spider-Man'

3 years ago

May.

The Kentucky Derby.

Cinco de Mayo.

May the Fourth be with you.

The Summer Box Office season officially begins.

Who doesn't love this month? May might possibly be my favorite warm-weather month of the year. One thing is for certain, there's plenty of distractions this month for everyone, so no matter what floats your...

Spider-Man's rogues gallery front & center in new trailer

4 years ago

Before all of the dancing in Spider-Man 3, the real problem in the film was trying to coordinate all of those villains into one cohesive storyline. Naturally, the experiment failed and Spider-Man 3 is best known for making the wall crawler appear more like an extra from Saturday Night Fever...

 

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