Dr. Seuss’s iconic children’s story How The Grinch Stole Christmas! was first adapted as a thirty-minute Christmas special narrated by Boris Karloff in 1966, and to this day, is still revered as a holiday classic, while Jim Carrey starred in a live-action feature-length adaptation of the same story in 2000 that came out to a divisive, but box-office record-breaking reaction. Now the creators of Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets have adapted the story into The Grinch, a feature-length animated film that thankfully stays true to the cartoonish nature of its source material with a unique depiction of the Grinch, entertaining slapstick and fast-paced fun for the whole family. Read more
Ten years and 18 movies later have led to Avengers: Infinity War, the movie that changes everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And with Thanos, the evil-lurking presence teased over the years in various MCU films, finally coming out from the shadows, the significant ramifications viewers will witness at the hands of the intergalactic despot in Infinity War are sure to cause a stir of emotion with fans who have followed these superheroes over the last decade. When you bring together the original Avengers mixed with new Avengers (Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man) and the Guardians of the Galaxy to take down the biggest threat the universe has ever seen, on paper, it might feel a little overwhelming to pack this many superheroes into one two and a half hour movie. However, with the Russo Brothers, the directing duo behind the two best movies in the MCU (Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War), overseeing the biggest ever ensemble of superheroes assembled on screen, rest assured they manage to give balance to all these characters we have come to know for the entire duration of Infinity War. The result is equally thrilling, captivating, emotional, and, not so shockingly, epic all at once.
From Marvel Studios and directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, comes Avengers: Infinity War. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo and more, the film hits theaters May 4, 2018. Read more
Marvel Studios’ ever-growing cinematic universe continues to impress. After introducing audiences to The Avengers, the studio started to venture into the lesser-known territory of their comic book catalogue in hopes of reaching more than just fans of the superhero genre. Most recently, they won over general audiences with movies such as a space opera that featured a gun-toting, talking raccoon and a comedic heist with a man in a suit that could reduce him to the size of an ant. Now, Marvel Studios goes further down the rabbit hole with Doctor Strange, which introduces magic to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) leading the way as the Sorcerer Supreme, not only is Doctor Strange a dazzling psychedelic journey, but it is also the best Marvel Studios origin story since Iron Man.
From Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) comes Dr. Strange. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins, Amy Landecker and Mads Mikkelsen, the film is scheduled for theatrical release November 4, 2016.
I knew I was going to love this movie before I sat down to watch it. The original Zoolander was so funny that based on the trailer for the new one, I could have written this review beforehand and just filled in the details after. And I was right – Zoolander 2 is all kinds of awesome but did it really live up to the first one? Could it have? Read more