Gods of Egypt

Remember a few years ago when they remade ” Clash of the Titans” and tried to bring back the “swords and sandals” epic to the big screen? That film managed a sequel, but I somehow think “Gods of Egypt,” the Egyptian twist of the genre, is one film that deserves to be drowned in the Nile. If one knows anything about Egyptian mythology it is this: Osiris is the brother of Set and the father of Horus. Set murders Osiris and challenges Horus to a battle to determine who will rule the living. That is generally the set up that … Continue reading Gods of Egypt

Deadpool

We lived through the regrettable “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and had our first cinematic experience with Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool a.k.a The Merc With a Mouth. Now, after fan embraced leaked test footage for a real Deadpool movie, it has arrived, and just in time for Valentine’s Day. “Deadpool” was never going to be the PG-13 rated fare we’ve come to expect of the comic book genre. And it was about time something came around to shake the genre up a bit. When Wade Wilson is diagnosed with terminal cancer throughout his body, he takes a risk and signs up for … Continue reading Deadpool

How To Be Single

When I saw the trailers for “How To Be Single,” I had one¬†thought: here comes another raunchy rom-com where it ends with the girl finally finding her man. So I grudgingly attended the local screening and what I found was, surprisingly, not that kind of movie. Instead “How To Be Single” and its single protagonists¬†Alice(Dakota Johnson), Robin(Rebel Wilson), Lucy(Alison Brie) and Meg(Leslie Mann) dive into singleness not as the plight of woman, but of woman finding herself. Set against the backdrop of the most expensive place to be alone in, New York City, Alice breaks up with her college boyfriend … Continue reading How To Be Single

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

When the Austen parody novels “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters” by Seth Grahame-Smith hit the book shelves some time ago, they cause a stir and the former was promptly slated for an adaptation in 2009. Now, in 2016, we finally see the fruit of those labors. Anyone with a basic knowledge of the “Pride and Prejudice” story will immediately notice the major scenes and smaller nods to the literary work from which it borrows. After being treated to a brief history of zombie inhabited England courtesy of a Charles Dance voiceover, we then … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies