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…

Opinion: ‘The Last of Us Part II’ should be rated ‘Adult’s Only’

Video Game audiences have matured, and developer ‘Naughty Dog’ shouldn’t pull punches when telling its story, but neither should the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. By: William Robertson Hume Editors note: updated for clarity. The following video contains: Intense Violence – Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. Extreme and realistic weapons and depictions of human…

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming ‘This Is Your Chance Peter!’

I was struck at the same thought 5 minutes into Spider-Man: Homecoming that I had for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 two months ago – “Wow! These people really know what they’re doing.” This was a movie I did not want to like, a third reboot for Spider-Man in 15 years and I didn’t think there was…

Review: ‘Baby Driver’ is the Best Movie of the Year!

This is the second time director Edgar Wright has made my favourite movie of the year! Seven years ago Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World came crashing in poised as a summer hit and instead flopped destined to become a cult classic. Since then the director has done ‘almost’ two movies besides this one. The World’s…

Review: Bring me that ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’

I think it is safe to say by this point that this has been a bummer generation and it seems we’ve reached the high point. The half step of the PS4 Pro (with checkerboard 4k rendering an enhanced feature by this product, though not reviewed on it) and the upcoming Xbox Scorpio show that next…

Review: The ‘Life’ We Know

Why did Jake Gyllenhaal trap Ryan Reynolds behind an air lock? That was the question that drove me to see Life. Has Gyllenhaal gone space crazy? Is it to save his own skin? Is he the poison pill character in horror films? A criminally underutilized aspect of the marketing campaign typical to Sony is all over the place…

FilmGamer’s Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

For Honor (Ubisoft Montreal) Valentine’s Day I spoke to a former game developer at Ubisoft and pro gamer who revealed in a talk that the company has been pushing really hard for e-Sports with this latest effort, and from playing the alpha (captured above) I can tell. For the first time in forever I began…

UPDATE: ‘The Interview’ is back on! The White Elephant: Case/ Solution

Sony gives the people what they want!!! We await Christmas Day Annihilation! UPDATE: The movie will be shown in a number of independent theatres such as the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas and a number of theatres in Los Angeles. An official statement from Sony Pictures Michael Lynton reads: “We have never given up on releasing…

Annie (2014) – Review “Rather Fly”

Director: Will Gluck Producers: Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Jay-Z Writing Credits: Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna, Thomas Meehan (stage play book) and Harold Gray (comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”) Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, and Cameron Diaz Plot: A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when she’s taken in by a billionaire cellular tycoon turned mayoral…

“Four Walls” 22 Jump Street: Review

Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) Writer: Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill Running Time: 112 Minutes Production Budget: $50 Million Studio: Sony/ MGM Plotline: Undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko go under cover again,, this time in college in order to track down the supplier of a new synthetic drug in plot events that bear similarities…

“It’s On Again” – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Review and Analysis

DECONSTRUCTING THE MODERN BLOCKBUSTER Director: Marc Webb  Producer: Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach Studio: Sony Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Actors: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Sally Field, and Paul Giamatti Plot: The charm and villain from the first Spider-Man, the emotional resonance of Spider-Man 2, the excess of Spider-Man 3, with that comic book feel. Running…