According to the Latino Review, Warner Bros. has tabbed Nolan to serve as the architect of the Justice League franchise (similar to Joss Whedon with Marvel’s Avengers stable) while “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder is the early frontrunner to direct the massive endeavor. More
Can Warner Bros.’ real Dynamic Duo of Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale save the Justice League movie?
March 4, 2013
December 31, 2012
The highest-grossing James Bond film of all time has become the 14th film to cross the $1 billion threshold as “Skyfall” reached $1,000.2 billion.
It will continue making a bit more progress on the all-time charts as it just slightly trails “The Dark Knight’s” $1,004.6 billion total and may have enough steam left to catch #12 and #11 on the all-time list. The #12 spot is currently held by “Alice and Wonderland,” which has a total of $1,024.3 billion and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” is #11 with a $1.027 billion total.
I’m not sure if “Skyfall” has enough momentum to reach the Top 10 all-time list as “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is #10 with $1,043.9 billion, but if it did, “Skyfall” would join fellow 2012 releases “Marvel’s the Avengers” (#3 with $1,511.8 billion) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (#7 with $1,081 billion) to reach that plateau.
December 31, 2012
I decided to finally do my own movie review site around this time last year as I didn’t want to go through the “your reviewing services are no longer required” bit again. When I started the site up in January, I had very little clue what I was doing and basically threw up a review every Friday and tacked on a few pictures.
My lack of blog experience was evident as I got a few “spikes” each Friday, but not enough to make it seem like I was doing this for anyone but myself. In January, I got a total of 24 views. Not even one a day. Not exactly an RGIII-type debut. My Redskins’ readers will appreciate that one.
February and March were a better, with 82 and 91 visitors, but it was still nothing to get too excited about. But little by little, I started getting more familiar with it and with some major assistance from my web-guru girlfriend, I got a better sense of how to get my ramblings out to more people and the year ended much better than it started. So if nothing else I’ll have 31 views come January 2013 … hopefully.
I learned the value of building excitement for movies, specifically through my Film Flashback series and breaking out some figures for special photo shoots, which I’m so grateful for my Dad for patiently shooting for me despite the absurdity of his 37-year-old “playing with his figures” and him taking pictures of it, my Mom for printing out cards and indulging me by getting Batman merchandise to help my countdown to “The Dark Knight Rises” and Jayce for reading every box-office roundup.
Special thanks to my man Steve Anderson from Third Eye Comics for sharing his new comic book releases every week and a big round of applause to Barry and Pierre for faithfully contributing to the comments section throughout the year and sharing their thoughts on movies and figures. Looking forward to doing it another year with you guys and maybe we’ll get a bit more company. Special shot outs to Kevin and Joe for sharing my reviews to their Facebook friends. Thanks also to all of my fellow Washington Area Film Critic Association members for the valuable advice on how to make the site better and to help explain the mysteries of building a following on Twitter.
Finally, if you came by to check out a review, look at some pictures, find out how your favorite movie did at the box office, check out my thoughts on the latest figures or even just clicked on to it by accident, thanks for taking the time. I appreciate every one of you and look forward to making 2013 even better. Happy New Year!
December 27, 2012
Action/Adventure, Cinema Convo, Comedy, Comic Book, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Movie Reviews, Musical, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller Anne Hathaway, Bachelorette, Chris Hemsworth, John Carter, Kevin Hart, Marvel's The Avengers, Megan Good, People Like Us, Regina King, Rock of Ages, Romany Malco, Taraji P. Henson, Taylor Kitsch, The Cabin in the Woods, The Dark Knight Rises, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Think Like a Man, Total Recall, Wreck-It Ralph Leave a comment
I’ll get around to a Top 10 Best list in the next few days, but I got inspired on this and finished it first. So you get this now. Here’s a look at the highs and lows that were this 2012 movie season.
Best 12 months for a rising star – Chris Hemsworth. From “The Cabin in the Woods” to “Marvel’s The Avengers” to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Hemsworth had a year that would be a career for some actors. Even when he’s involved in a turd like “Red Dawn,” he shrugs it off and gets to work on sequels for “Thor,” “The Avengers 2” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” We should all have such stable career outlooks. More
December 25, 2012
Drama, Movie Reviews, Musical Aaron Tveit, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Cosette, Eddie Redmayne, Fatine, Hugh Jackman, Javert, Jean Valjean, Les Misérables, Russell Crowe, The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hooper 12 Comments
I’m not a big musical fan, but ever since Tom Hooper played Pied Piper on me with his cinematic rendition of “Les Misérables,” I can’t stop thinking about it or keep the songs out of my head and I’m likely not to be the only convert once it hits theaters. More
December 3, 2012
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The Dark Knight Rises – Christopher Nolan’s amazing trilogy wrapped with this immensely satisfying conclusion featuring Batman (Christian Bale) teaming with Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) to save Gotham from Bane (Tom Hardy). If “Marvel’s The Avengers” was the popcorn summer blockbuster, this was the more sophisticated comic book movie epic. Despite the Colorado shooting tragedy undoubtedly keeping some audience members away, the film still reached #7 on the all-time highest grossing charts with $448 million. If for some reason you missed it during its theatrical run, make sure to check out easily one of the year’s best films that will no doubt get snubbed come award season.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green – I really enjoyed this family-friendly Disney film starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton. It’s an easygoing film that’s ideal for the holidays to watch while you’re wrapping gifts or just want something relaxing to watch while sipping on eggnog.
Hope Springs – Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play a married couple looking to bring back their spark with the help of a counselor.
November 30, 2012
“The Collection” is a perfect marriage of two very different horror styles making for a throwback slasher film that succeeds in channeling horror fans inner child and having them think twice about sleeping without a nightlight. More
November 30, 2012
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“Killing Them Softly” left me the most conflicted of any 2012 film. It’s packed with great scenes and enthralling performances, but the mob drama ultimately isn’t anything worth getting excited about. More
November 14, 2012
October 16, 2012
I actually don’t try to find out too much info on films before I see them and watch trailers only when they pop up on TV since I like knowing as little as possible about the movie before I go see it.
So that means I knew very little about “Paranoia” before these images were released, but those pictures have me pretty well intrigued as it stars Harrison Ford (“Star Wars”), Gary Oldman (“The Dark Knight Rises“) and Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”). More