Superheroes

Aquaman

[Executive speaks, dominating the meeting] Aquaman has been kind of a joke in the superhero world, so we need to reclaim him, and, you know, make him AWESOME. We need to get a beefy, manly guy, you know, no more blond wussy guy in spandex. Be sure he is naturally funny… you know, like that …

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Glass

To prepare to see Glass, I watched Split over the weekend. I found it to be a tight film with a fantastic performance by James McAvoy as a psychopath with 23 personalities (plus a potentially super-human one called The Beast). When the final scene (a Marvel-type Easter egg) showed Bruce Willis as Unbreakable‘s David Dunn, …

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Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame doesn’t have much faith in the resilience of humanity. Five years after Thanos (Josh Brolin) made half of Earth’s (and the universe’s) population disintegrate into ash with a snap of his infinity-stone encrusted glove, apparently the spirit has gone out of everyone. No fun is to be had, stadiums are empty, garbage and …

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Logan

Set in the year 2029 – when, apparently, nothing (not technology, not clothes, not cars, etc.) really looks any different than it does in 2017 – the film centers on an aging, no-longer-as-sharp-as-he-used-to-be-Logan (Hugh Jackman), who’s traded saving the world for being a glorified Uber driver, drunkenly shuttling newlyweds, coeds and the filthy rich around, …

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