Late to the Party: Deadpool & Zootopia

Zootopia While I waited what felt like forever to see Deadpool, I had no interest in seeing Zootopia, the latest movie from Disney Animation Studios. Actually I only ended up seeing it after a friend cashed in her “you made me see Fantastic Four” chip. Zootopia tells the story of Judy Hopps, the first Rabbit in…

Sequelthon: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

Welcome back to the Sequelthon everyone. Last month we looked at the recent comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 and briefly touched on the tough dilemma faced by comedy sequels which other genres more easily avoid. Horror sequels can start with a fresh set of victims for the villain or let the lone survivor from the first movie run away…

Sequelthon: Horrible Bosses 2

Look, I intentionally don’t review a lot of comedies here. And that’s for a lot of reasons: (1) Everyone’s tastes in comedy is different, more than say action or horror movies. Just look at Deadpool. Most reviewers really liked it but plenty didn’t go for its style of humor. (2) It’s tough to review a…

The Martian brings fun back to Space Epics.

Ridley Scott’s The Martian is the third (and hopefully not the last) space-based sci-fi epic in as many years. Compared to its predecessors Gravity and Interstellar, Scott’s film is refreshingly light. Much of that credit goes to lead Matt Damon whose casual charisma helps us forget that much of his screen-time is spent alone. Another…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Spoiler Free)

As we will soon investigate in our Sequelthon, one of the huge traps for movie sequels, prequels, and reboots is maintaining the energy and spirit of the original without being locked into lackluster storylines. One of the reasons the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy failed so amazingly was its inability to form a narrative push unrelated…

I, Frankenstein: One of FB/BS’s Worst Calls

Back in January, 2014 I was young and naive and included I, Frankenstein on my list of most anticipated movies from that month. Unfortunately, that prediction was featured again in my First Anniversary Celebration as one of the biggest mistakes of the blog’s year. This movie is a mess in almost every way. Aaron Eckhart plays Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s…