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.
In 2017 it’s difficult to make an action movie that feels fun and original. With franchises like Mission Impossible and Jason Bourne, the formula for a great action movie has been well-established. Grandiose action sequences riddled with a marathon of cuts gave audiences as feeling of pure mayhem drenched action. Read more
From Thunder Road Pictures and directors Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, comes the highly anticipated sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. Starring Keanu Reeves, Common, Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane, the film hits theaters February 10, 2017. Read more
I’ve been sick of superhero movies for a while now, hype or no hype. There’s just been so many. I remember this happened with vampire movies and also zombie movies – not long after they get popular there’s a giant glut of the things. Then someone comes along to reinvent it and gets blamed for the whole thing tanking. The genre is ripe; I bet the Stephanie Meyers of superhero movies is busy making a genre-killer as we speak. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is probably not said genre-killer, but it is definitely a warning sign that one is coming. Read more
I know that fans all around were distraught when we learned that Hannibal had been cancelled halfway through season three – but that finale ending though? Bryan Fuller’s serial killer series doesn’t need to march onward because it concluded so beautifully that there’s truly no need. The genius of it, is that every season finale could have really worked as a ‘series’ wrap-up, but season three really took that idea to task.