Tonight’s episode was a bit slower than the first two, but it contained solid character development and much-needed advancement for a couple of subplots. Continue Reading
This has not been a great year for Marvel’s first family. It started off with the announcement of the cast for the new Fantastic Four with Michael B. Jordan’s casting as Johnny Storm in particular setting off both comic book purists and racists-in-denial. (Aside: I get that to some extent since his sister, Susan, is being played by Kate Mara, but we are in an age of blended families, right? I still think the controversy could have been sidestepped if Jordan was just cast as Reed Richards instead.) Continue Reading
The nagging issues that have continued to plague “Gotham” since its start continued with tonight’s episode, but for the first time in the series, it feels like something actually happened that could lead to some very intriguing future episodes.
The Purge: Anarchy – The sequel to the unexpected 2013 rushed to theaters to strike while interest was still high and to test potential franchise possibilities. Critics liked the sequel much more than the first as it was just 3% shy of a fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com while its predecessor only managed a 38% rating.
Buy on Blu-Ray:The Purge: Anarchy (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD)
Buy on DVD: The Purge: Anarchy
Sex Tape: While Jason Segel has shown a willingness to go Full Monty for a role such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” his co-star, Cameron Diaz, has been much more reluctant to go to such extremes for the sake of comedy so audiences kind of knew going in not to expect this comedy about a couple who manage to lose their sex tape to be all that over-the-top or necessarily all that funny. But if you enjoyed the duo in “Bad Teacher,” their chemistry in this outing may work for you all the same.
After watching my injury-depleted 49ers get housed by the Broncos, I felt like I’d already watched an episode of “The Walking Dead” this Sunday, and I’m almost assured the body count in tonight’s episode won’t be as high as that game. Continue Reading
1. The Fury – $23.5 million [debut week] – Brad Pitt’s well-received war drama lit up the box office. The film’s opening was about right in line with recent Pitt efforts if you take away the highest (“World War Z” with $66 million) and lowest (“Killing Them Softly” with $6.8 million) proving he remains a bankable A-level star. Pitt’s World War II drama outperformed his fellow “Ocean’s Eleven” stars George Clooney and Matt Damon’s “The Monuments Men,” which opened in February to $22 million. Continue Reading