‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ spins the franchise wheel

I have never seen so many talented people make such an average film. Fede Alvarez who made the awful but appropriate Evil Dead remake and the excellent Don’t Breathe stepped into shoes previously occupied by David Fincher, a director who many YouTube/ Redditors commented upon seeing the trailer for this film should’ve been hired to complete…

Insomniac’s Marvel Spider-Man Does Whatever a 2018 Game Does

I don’t think any developer has more experience in modern AAA game development than Insomniac Games does. Initially the developer for Spyro before it was sold to Activision Blizzard unlike its sister studio Naughty Dog (located in the same California neighbourhood) Insomniac remains an independent second party studio that miraculously has developed exclusives for both…

66/100: for 1:08 of Its 2:01 Running Time “Mandy” Is a Boring Slog

It’s Shakespeare Death Metal after Nicolas Cage’s girlfriend gets taken, but getting to the longest ever opening title cut over an hour in is an $8.95 VOD investment I cannot recommend. It’s a late night streaming oddity that definitely isn’t my taste but I appreciate the unique visual style, even if the 80’s throwback tone…

In “Closer”, ‘Sharp Objects’ Offers Up Two Anti-Climaxes

I knew this show is a slow burn but where’s the heat? No episode except “Ripe” (#4) has approached the pilot in quality. “Closer” flirts with shifting action before closing up any major inflicted wounds. It’s a shock any disaster at the Calhoun Day festival seems like business as usual for Wind Gap. Amma runs…

Denzel Sequelizes The Equalizer

I don’t think there is any actor who is as effortlessly charismatic as Denzel Washington. Put his character which often doubles for his personality in any situation and he can act like he belongs. Denzel carries The Equalizer II even more so than the overrated first film which got a few style points off being…

The Pixar Factory Does Another Nostagic Reprint in ‘Incredibles 2’

Out of all the sequels Pixar fans have been clamoring for the most, Incredibles 2 easily tops the list. To the fact that superhero movies are even more popular than they were 13 and a half years ago when the original debuted the year of Spider-Man 2, it’s a bit disappointing this film doesn’t have more to say about…

With ‘Solo’, the Star Wars Brand Hits a New Low

There was a lot of skepticism in the air going into this movie; the changing of directors midway through and Academy Award Winner Ron Howard, arguably the most accomplished director to helm a Star Wars movie re-shooting about 80% of the film. Accepting the increasingly event-less nature Disney has made Star Wars, I went into…