But the video? The words… they fail me.
Unlike many a Star Wars fanboy, I don’t feel like George Lucas trampled my childhood when he started tinkering with the original Star Wars trilogy with the special edition tweaks back in 1997. In some cases, lightsaber enhancements, better lighting effects and more Wampa, the fixes improved on already outstanding films. But then, there’s some that got changed for seemingly no good reason other than to spark some good old fashioned fan outrage.
Now with news that the original, unedited trilogy will finally be coming to Blu-Ray, here’s the three fixes I’m glad to say goodbye to so I can not feel so obliged to hold onto my old VHS tapes. Continue Reading
Amy Adams (40) – 2016 seems like too long for us to see you back as Lois Lane in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but I’m hoping you have a significant role in this seemingly jam-packed superhero showdown. Continue Reading
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Some critics have dared to compare this to “Batman & Robin,” which is just crazy talk. The sequel to the surprising relaunch of the Spider-Man franchise, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” remains one of my favorite films of 2014 and superhero films period. The 3D was worth the extra money so I’d highly recommend watching it in that format this time.
Buy it on DVD here: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (DVD/UltraViolet)
Buy it on 3D Blu-Ray here: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Pack)
Special Amazon Exclusive version: The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Electro Collector’s Edition (Amazon Exclusive) [Blu-ray]
I always like football movies so I’m looking forward to this one and for readers in the District, Maryland and Virginia area you can see it this week before it arrives in theaters on Friday. Continue Reading
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $28.4 million [2nd week; $117 million in total] – The Turtles saw a significant drop from their box office win last week, but they were able to hold on to the top spot for another week narrowly holding off the runner-up yet again. “Turtles'” drop was a bit more than “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which earned a B+ CinemaScore and earned $31 million its second weekend. “Turtles” received a “B” CinemaScore. It’s pretty safe to assume that “Turtles” won’t be able to hold off “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” but the lack of other family films may help it make the top spot an actual battle next weekend.
These days it seems like any remotely successful film can land a sequel — I’m still blown about sitting through “Legally Blonde 2: Red White and Blonde” — but a third film indicates that people can’t get enough of the characters and have bumped the movies to franchise territory.
“The Expendables 3” came to theaters Friday and it got me thinking about some of my favorite third films in a series and inevitably the ones that had me questioning what the heck happened. So I decided to do what I always do when I get inspired, write up a list! Here’s my Top 10 Best and Worst Three-quels.
I didn’t want to go after typical three-quel punching bags like “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “The Godfather Part III.”
For one, I actually enjoyed both movies and secondly because it’s ridiculously unfair to bash “The Godfather Part III” as one of the worse three-quels because it’s not at the same level of two films IMDB.com users rank as the #2 and #3 greatest movies of all time.
I was torn whether to include “Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” on the list as yes, it’s the third film of a trilogy, it’s moreso the sixth film in a franchise. Ultimately, I decided to leave it out, but I would have placed it very high on my Best list.
Anyway, with those caveats out of the way. It’s time for the list!