“The Wolverine” has the special honor of being technically the sequel to two hated films in the X-Men universe, “”X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” With that in mind, the lack of marketing up until the last few months and the unsure vibe I was getting from the trailers, I didn’t know what to expect from Logan’s foray into Japan. Adapted from one of the most loved story-lines involving Wolverine, the film sees Logan go to Japan to say goodbye to someone from his past, not realizing the danger awaiting him. Between the Yakuza gang hunting down a … Continue reading The Wolverine
In the decade plus since “American Pie” was released, the teenage sexual discovery adventure has been re-told, re-hashed and re-vamped. But very rarely has it been so centered on the female experience. “The To Do List” is the answer to that.
In 2010, between “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” DC Entertainment made “RED,” and brought the older action stars, and some not so, to play on the big screen. Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary Louise Parker returned for the 2013 sequel that really wasn’t necessary.
A decade after “Men in Black” graced the screens, knock-offs have been rampant. “R.I.P.D.,” the latest from Dark Horse comics, is no different.
Comedies in the post- “Superbad” age amuse many and leave others cringing. When Adam Sandler brought the first “Grown Ups” to the screen, a middle ground was found. In the sequel, Sandler and his crew try to replicate that success.
When the announcement was made that “The Lone Ranger” was making its way to the big screen, I was skeptical. Not in the sense of skeptical that I am every time a book I enjoyed is optioned for film, but in the sense that I had absolutely no idea what the fuss was about. I knew about the Ranger and Tonto, and Silver, as well as the theme song and that was the extent of my knowledge.
The movie follows the lines of the most popularly accepted origin story, where a group of lawmen set off to find Butch Cavendish(William Fichter) and bring him to justice. An ambush leads John Reid (Armie Hammer) to don the mask and set of with Tonto (Johnny Depp) to find Cavendish and avoid a war between the settlers and the Comanche Indians.