Angel Has Fallen is a Flat & Forgettable Entry in a Franchise That Exists (Review)

Angel Has Fallen is a Flat & Forgettable Entry in a Franchise That Exists (Review)

Gerard Butler has been an action star since leading the box-office smash 300, but his career has seen him lead low-budget action fare from the ridiculous likes of Geostorm and Gods of Egypt to the political action thrillers White House Down and the first two films in the Fallen franchise. The third film, Angel Has Fallen, sadly does not reverse his trajectory onto an upturn, because it’s devoid of entertainment and suspense thanks to a lack of engaging character work and lazy, uninspired action sequences, despite great chemistry between Butler and franchise newcomer Nick Nolte. Read more

The Nutcracker and The Four Realms is Gorgeous with Great Music (Review)

The Nutcracker and The Four Realms is Gorgeous with Great Music (Review)

Sometimes you can really see a specific type of audience in the audience of a movie.  Slender Man might draw teenagers and A Star is Born might draw couples. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms was definitely very specific – it was impossible not to notice.  All around me were little girls with their Grans, dozens of these adorable pairs. I was one of three men in the entire auditorium and definitely the only non-Dad. Read more

The Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations Not Including The Shining… Because I Hate That Movie

The Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations Not Including The Shining… Because I Hate That Movie

With IT and The Dark Tower both getting the proper film adaptation treatment these days, it’s time to look back on horror icon Stephen King’s previous work and which ones stand out above the 200 or so that have been transformed into series/film. (joking about the 200, but also… not really) Read more