May 1, 2013
Comic Book, Cinema Convo
Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 3, Marvel's The Avengers, Dominic Cooper, Kevin Feige
The norm now for comic book movies is that the hero’s arc is told over the course of a trilogy and with Robert Downey Jr. wrapping up “Iron Man 3″ it seems like the natural assumption that this will be it for “Iron Man” standalone films.
Wesley Snipes put “Blade” in the tomb after “Blade: Trinity,” the X-Men films were mercifully ended for the first arc after “X-Men: The Last Stand” and Sam Raimi packed up shop on his highly successful “Spider-Man” series. Admittedly, after the third installment, not too many people were upset that he was leaving. Christopher Nolan concluded his critically acclaimed Batman arc and isn’t looking back either.
And let’s be honest, it’s not like “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” or “Batman & Robin” did much in terms of making a strong case for a fourth installment of a comic book film before the inevitable relaunch.
But with Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, we’ve got a character that audiences aren’t showing any signs of tiring of anytime soon and their appetite for more “Iron Man” movies doesn’t look to be satisfied anytime soon especially with “Iron Man 3″ grossing $198.4 million in its international opening last weekend. More
March 8, 2013
Action/Adventure, Drama, Movie Reviews, Thriller
Colin Farrell, Dead Man Down, Dominic Cooper, Leon the Professional, Niels Arden Oplev, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, WWE Studios
“Dead Man Down” is a revenge thriller that aspires to be more than your average revenge thriller and surprisingly succeeds. More
October 21, 2012
New on DVD/Blu-Ray
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Alex Cross, Anthony Mackie, Benjamin Walker, Channing Tatum, Dominic Cooper, I Robot 3D, Madea's Witless Protection, Magic Mike, Tyler Perry, Will Smith
For all of you keeping track at home, my birthday is Saturday. I’ll happily continue accepting gifts through the month however (ha-ha).
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Easily my guilty pleasure through October. A fun, goofy premise that happily takes its historical liberties with one of America’s most revered presidents. History buffs may not like it, but action fans like me will. More
June 22, 2012
Action/Adventure, Horror, Movie Reviews
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Anthony Mackie, Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is likely to be the most critic-proof movie you’ll see all year.
After all, everything you need to know is right there in the title. If your inner historian balks at the thought of turning one of America’s legendary presidents into a silver-coated axe-swinging, vampire slayer, then this definitely isn’t the movie for you. Or if the premise just simply sounds too absurd for you, skip it. It’s not going to magically morph into a Martin Scorsese film just because you bought a ticket. But for those that do, you’re in for a ludicrously entertaining good time. More