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
I don’t really want to admit it, but I wanted to see Rampage since the moment I first heard about it. Younger Mark LOVED the old Rampage video game and apparently I still harbor some fondness for the franchise because I was excited to see the film. Weird that it’s another Kaiju movie – is this just a new trend or am I suffering from the Baader-Meinhof effect because I saw Pacific Rim 2? This one didn’t have giant robots though, so humanity was at a distinct disadvantage. I guess if Charlie Hunnam had been there, maybe it would have been a much shorter movie. Read more
We have reached the pinnacle age of Hollywood, and by that I mean we have literally run out of ideas. Or so it seems anyways. Everything is about churning out the biggest blockbuster for box office profits, or quickly rushing a sequel within the next year or two. In the coming ages, the 2010s shall be known as the blockbuster reboot era. That was many peoples fears when the Jumanji reboot was announced a couple years ago. While not a full 100% reboot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a standalone sequel to the beloved 90s children film. It’s a fun watch and a good time if you don’t look too closely. Read more
From Paramount Pictures and director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) comes the bigscreen remake of Baywatch. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Hannibal Buress and Rob Huebel with cameos from original stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. Baywatch hits blu-ray August 29, 2017. Read more
As wonderful as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is, I still can’t wrap my head around the CGI characters of Grand Moff Tarkin and a young princess Leia… They just don’t look real to me and I think it’s because the eyes are too damn shiny, which gives the face this glossy mannequin look. Marvel on the other hand just delivered a de-aged Kurt Russell in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and I could not tell that he was CGI. Not one damn bit. Why is Marvel making better CGI faces than anyone else? Turns out it isn’t the technology, but rather it comes down to plain ol’ hard work and artistry from Lola VFX. Read more
It’s hard not to watch The Fate of the Furious and think about the void left by Paul Walker, who played one of the two main characters in the Fast & Furious franchise until his tragic death in 2013. Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, was given a proper sendoff in Furious 7, which paid great tribute to the beloved actor and his place in the NOS-infused series. After seeing Furious 7, I figured this was not only a near-perfect way to end the story of Walker’s character, but also to end the franchise with the remaining characters in play. But being that the franchise continues to make money, another sequel was inevitable. Fast forward three years from Furious 7 and we now have The Fate of the Furious. While the latest entry offers a number of impressive, physics-defying action sequences and some good laughs, as a whole, none of it pushes the franchise either forward or in reverse, making The Fate of the Furious just “okay.”
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, Andy Garcia, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, London Brown and Jazmyn Simon, the second season will be available to own on Blu-ray/DVD January 31, 2017, while season 3 is set to air summer, 2017. Read more
From Paramount Pictures and director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) comes the bigscreen remake of Baywatch (the 1990’s TV series). Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Hannibal Buress and Rob Huebel with cameos from originalstars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson confirmed. Baywatch hits theaters May 19, 2017. Read more
It’s impossible not to love Moana; it’s so charming. I was stuck elbow to elbow with a theater positively stuffed with little kids at that special age where they cough and sneeze without covering their mouths and I still had a good time. I love the effort Walt Disney Animation put into its originality. It’s not just retelling Fairy Tales anymore, it’s showing a different kind of life with different stories and different practices. I loved the way Moana looked, especially the way the people moved when they danced. It was gorgeous. Read more
Leave it to Disney to help alleviate some of the turmoil felt throughout America since the Election Day results with an animated sea-journeying epic. Moana has all the makings of a classic 90s animated Disney movie – it includes a wonderful coming-of-age story, heartfelt characters, beautiful animation, and a memorable original soundtrack. If you’re looking for a two-hour escape with the family to try and get away from all the outside noise from the past couple of strenuous weeks, look no further. Family movies don’t get any better than Moana, which is easily the best family movie of the year. Read more
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, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, London Brown and Jazmyn Simon, the first season is available to own on Blu-ray now while season 2 is set to air July 17, 2016. Read more
From Walt Disney Animation Studios and directors Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid), comes Moana. Starring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Alan Tudyk, Moana will hit theaters November 23, 2016.
From San Andreas producer Beau Flynn and New Line Cinema, comes the film adaptation of the 1986 oldschool monster arcade romp ‘Rampage’. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been tapped to star.