The Equalizer 2 Surpasses The Original With Stylistic Action & Character Depth (Review)

The Equalizer 2 Surpasses The Original With Stylistic Action & Character Depth (Review)

Action sequels are often disappointing, lazy, and unnecessary. There are exceptions to this, though. For example, John Wick Chapter 2 was incredible, maybe ever better than the original. But then you have a movie like Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle that was pretty disappointing compared to the original. It is always a risk when it comes to sequels in general. The Equalizer hit theaters back in 2014 and it was decent, not great. It didn’t break any ground but it was definitely watchable. When a sequel got announced, it was difficult to be SUPER excited about it. Well this is a case of the sequel being better than the original. The Equalizer 2 is a very entertaining sequel that sheds some light on the mystery of Denzel Washington’s character Robert McCall. Read more

Hotel Transylvania 3 Proves This Franchise isn’t Out of Steam Yet (Review)

Hotel Transylvania 3 Proves This Franchise isn’t Out of Steam Yet (Review)

This week I saw Hotel Transylvania 3.  Not just a sequel but the third in a series, so there was every chance this film would suck. Still, the Hotel Transylvania franchise isn’t out of steam yet – it gets me right where I live with its bright colors and visually memorable characters, I was going to like it regardless of how good or bad it was.  A lot of people felt the same way, I think; the theater was packed with moms and kids. Read more

Ant-Man and The Wasp is Hilarious & Charming (Review)

Ant-Man and The Wasp is Hilarious & Charming (Review)

Another superhero movie – good heavens Marvel is pumping them out this year.  Ant-Man and the Wasp is the third one, from Marvel at least. Between those, Deadpool, the Incredibles and the upcoming Venom movie, it looks like the superhero genre is still going strong.  No matter how sick I am of Superhero movies, I’d still rather see that than The First Purge, so here we all are. But good news – it turns out the genre still holds. If you can avoid having 20 superheros in the same movie, you can make a pretty entertaining piece of film.  Ant-Man and the Wasp was so charming and funny and friendly, I couldn’t resist it. Read more

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 07/18/18: CLANKILLERS, EUTHANAUTS & RAT QUEENS

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 07/18/18: CLANKILLERS, EUTHANAUTS & RAT QUEENS

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (CLANKILLERS, EUTHANAUTS & RAT QUEENS). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 07/11/18: RELAY, ISOLA & WASTED SPACE

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 07/11/18: RELAY, ISOLA & WASTED SPACE

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (RELAY, ISOLA, & WASTED SPACE). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more

Ant-Man & The Wasp Stings with Fun and Humor Thanks to Evangeline Lilly (Review)

Ant-Man & The Wasp Stings with Fun and Humor Thanks to Evangeline Lilly (Review)

The fact that a superhero movie about a man given a suit that makes him the size of an ant and allows him to control ants made its way to the cineplex three years ago still amazes me. The finished product of Ant-Man was surprising, as it gave us a likeable superhero in Scott Lang (played greatly by Paul Rudd) and something a little different (in a good way) for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Fast forward three years and now we have its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is one of the best sequels to follow an MCU superhero’s first solo outing. On par with its predecessor, Ant-Man and the Wasp is another good entry in the MCU, thanks to its small-scale stakes (ha), action, humor, and most importantly Evangeline Lilly, who ultimately takes the reigns of the movie as the Wasp.

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TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 07/04/18: SUBMERGED, UNNATURAL & COSMIC GHOST RIDER

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 07/04/18: SUBMERGED, UNNATURAL & COSMIC GHOST RIDER

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (SUBMERGED, UNNATURAL & COSMIC GHOST RIDER). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop Read more

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Felt like a Bad Heist Movie Where Nobody Was Allowed to Crack a Smile (Review)

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Felt like a Bad Heist Movie Where Nobody Was Allowed to Crack a Smile (Review)

This week I saw Sicario: Day of the Soldado.  Boy, am I ever the wrong person to review this.  I just don’t get it at all. I don’t even know how to talk about it.  I got the feeling that this film was really good but I just couldn’t see how.  Whatever the message was, whatever the appeal, it passed me by. This has happened to me before and I’ve come back to a film in 20 years and seen its genius.  Maybe that will be what I do with Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Or it could be a swing and a miss, I couldn’t tell you. If you were a fan of the first movie, maybe skip this review, I’m not going to have much add. Read more

Ballers Season 3 Doubles Down on Entertaining Rich A-Holes Acting Like Rich A-Holes (Blu-ray Review)

Ballers Season 3 Doubles Down on Entertaining Rich A-Holes Acting Like Rich A-Holes (Blu-ray Review)

From HBO and creator Stephen Levinson, comes the half-hour sports comedy drama series Ballers. Starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Steve Guttenberg, Steven Weber, Omar Miller, Richard Schiff, Donovan W. Carter, London Brown and Jazmyn Simon, the third season is available to own now on DVD/Blu-ray, while season 4 is set to debut August 12, 2018. Read more