Thor: Ragnarok is a messy film. It’s main villain Hela (played with scenery-chewing glee by Cate Blanchett) is side-lined for most of the film. As is Asgard, the place that is in mortal danger from the Goddess of Death that is Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) sister.
Do not be fooled. This is the main conflict of the film’s plot. But, for the most part, Thor and pals are relegated to another world entirely.
Thor and his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) are left stranded on this planet, Sakaar, but they are stranded in Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Movie Review
These days, it is hard to get one’s cynical blood pumping over a superhero movie.
I’m still not getting my hopes up. But…
The new teaser for Thor: Ragnarok dropped today, and boy is it a romp. Thor gets Continue reading Trailer Rundown: Thor: Ragnarok
Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), framed by the magician-Robin Hoods The Horsemen and now behind bars, is looking for revenge. Meanwhile, The Horsemen are given orders by the mysterious magician activism syndicate The Eye to engage in their next caper.
This initialization of the plan is sequenced with wonderful pacing and wit. The plan itself is logical nonsense, but it sure is Continue reading Now You See Me 2 (2016) Movie Review
This is a tough category. Not the absolute toughest, but it’s tough.
The frontrunner appears to be Sylvester Stallone due to his recent Golden Globe win (and the fact that he got a significant amount of applause and cheers when they announced his nomination). He does turn a career-high performance in Creed, but there are other actors who could conceivably knock him down.
Mark Ruffalo surprisingly Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Supporting Actor
The Academy released their list of Oscar nominees this morning, and, as per usual, it is cause for many a reactionary blog post. This post is not unlike the rest.
Here are my reactions to some of the nominations (and notable absences from them).
Carol and The Hateful Eight Got Snubbed
Continue reading Reactions to the 2016 Oscar Nominations
The Golden Globes suffer from something that the Academy Awards recently remedied quiet easily. The format of the Golden Globes is to have two separate categories for Best Picture, one for drama and one for comedy or musical. The Academy Awards, by comparison, have Continue reading Snubs From the 2016 Golden Globes Nominations
Note: I have covered all four acting categories in depth here.
- Robert Duvall — The Judge
- Ethan Hawke — Boyhood
- Edward Norton — Birdman
- Mark Ruffalo — Foxcatcher
- J.K. Simmons — Whiplash
Continue reading 2015 Academy Award Predictions — Supporting Actor