Thor: Ragnarok is Another Predictable Marvel Movie But It’s Still Amazing (Review)

Thor: Ragnarok is Another Predictable Marvel Movie But It’s Still Amazing (Review)

Man, am I ever done with Superhero movies.  I’m not sure when it happened, probably before Spiderman and Wonder Woman, before Guardians of the Galaxy 2; all I know is that superhero movies don’t fill me with girlish delight like they used to.   Still, I was looking forward to it – this was directed by the man who gave us “What We Do In The Shadows” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” so I was expecting Thor: Ragnarok to be something amazing.  And it was.  It really was. Read more

Third Time’s the Charm with Comically Fun Thor: Ragnarok (Review)

Third Time’s the Charm with Comically Fun Thor: Ragnarok (Review)

If you ask anyone (like me) who has seen the previous 16 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), a good number of them will tell you that both Thor movies are among their least favorite. It’s not to say they’re bad, but they’re easily forgettable compared to the other superhero outings we’ve seen from the MCU. But finally, the god of thunder gets his justice with Thor: Ragnarok, a memorable, rickrolling good time that emphasizes the word “comic” for comic book movies. Easily surpassing the previous two Thor outings, Ragnarok’s intrepid attitude and overzealous moments make it not only the best Marvel Studios release of the year, but also arguably the funniest Marvel Studios movie to date. With the latest Thor sure to Ragnarok you like a hurricane, strap yourselves in for a fun time at the theaters this weekend.

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Ghostbusters: Calm Down Everybody, They Did Not Turn Ghostbusters into Bridesmaids [Review]

Ghostbusters: Calm Down Everybody, They Did Not Turn Ghostbusters into Bridesmaids [Review]

I never got why people were so upset about this new Ghostbusters.  Sure the decision to make all four new Ghostbusters female seemed gimmicky; it was one of the first things I heard about this new remake and it was clearly a marketing point.  But there seem to be people actually upset about this.  I would have been among them if the gender of the cast detracted from the quality of the film.  It did not.  Calm down everybody, they did not turn Ghostbusters into Bridesmaids. Read more

The Huntsman Winter’s War: The Trailer is a Cinematic Masterpiece. The Film was 113 Minutes Too Long [Review]

The Huntsman Winter’s War: The Trailer is a Cinematic Masterpiece. The Film was 113 Minutes Too Long [Review]

At first I didn’t like The Huntsman: Winter’s War.  Then, as I kept watching, it seemed to find its footing a bit and I began to see that there was a great movie in here, struggling to get out.  What’s more, I had this nagging feeling that I’d seen this great movie before.  Near the end of the movie, I realized where I’d seen it – in the trailer.  At 2 minutes, 30 seconds, the trailer for The Huntsman, Winter’s War, was a gorgeous cinematic masterpiece.  What I saw this afternoon was the same film except it was 113 minutes too long. Read more

In The Heart of The Sea Blu-ray Details & Release Date Revealed

In The Heart of The Sea Blu-ray Details & Release Date Revealed

[Press Release] Burbank, CA, January 28, 2016 – Experience one of the greatest true stories ever told when “In the Heart of the Sea” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex, a New England whaling ship.

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In the Heart of the Sea: An Engaging & Expertly Made Retelling of Moby Dick [Review]

In the Heart of the Sea: An Engaging & Expertly Made Retelling of Moby Dick [Review]

Christmas is coming and so is Star Wars, so the timing for In the Heart of the Sea could have been better – it was the only thing that came out this week (at least in Lethbridge).    This isn’t normally the type of movie I’d spend time and money on, but I’m glad I went anyway.  Fair warning, this review might be a bit more spoilery than usual, but if you don’t at least have a passing knowledge of what Moby Dick is about, you kind-of deserve what you get, spoiler-wise.

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Vacation: Easily The Funniest Film of 2015 [Blu-ray Review]

Vacation: Easily The Funniest Film of 2015 [Blu-ray Review]

From New Line Cinema and Horrible Bosses writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley comes the brand new Vacation film starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase, Leslie Mann, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins and Chris Hemsworth. The film is available on Blu-ray now!

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Vacation: Deftly Executed and Genuinely Funny [Review]

Vacation: Deftly Executed and Genuinely Funny [Review]

It’s been 20 years or so since I saw the original Vacation and I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan.  I just didn’t find Chevy Chase funny (still don’t).  But movies have changed a lot since then and so have I.  Seeing this Vacation makes me want to go back and see it again in case I missed something.   I went into this just for the Chris Hemsworth scene (you know the one I mean) but I ended up liking the whole thing.

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