The Strangers: Prey at Night is about a family going to visit their aunt and uncle’s trailer park before sending their bitchy rebellious daughter to boarding school so she can learn how to properly smoke a cigarette. While at the trailer park, they run into a trio of killers known as Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and Potato Sack Jason.
A couple of weeks ago while watching Black Panther, I saw the trailer for The Hurricane Heist and immediately thought “This is the dumbest thing I’ve seen in some time”. People at our screening started to laugh, others thought it was a joke. Jokes on us because the film is real so I went to see if this film is as bad as I thought and I was right.
The Superhero genre is at last call. Hell, if Jessica Jones Season 2 turns out to be another dud for Netflix Marvel (Like the last three), I’ll be calling it quits on that universe as well. Maybe it’s Disney, maybe it’s fatigue, maybe it’s because I’m not as excited about this idea in my 30s that I was in my 20s but after the Avengers beat Thanos (Spoiler Alert), I can’t find a good reason to be excited about this universe past 2019…well except…
As someone who has been a harsh critic of Rotten Tomatoes for quite some time, this week feels like a good week to point out the site has been dropping the ball lately. It’s obvious that Rotten Tomatoes has become a place seen as the be-all and end-all of film opinion. You see it in movie adverting “This movie has a high score on Rotten Tomatoes, Certified Fresh!!!”. Then you go watch the film and wonder if these critics even watched the same movie you did.
As a person who loves 80s action films Hollywood just doesn’t make anymore and whose favorite comic book character is the Punisher, Death Wish is almost everything I could ask for in a modern action film. I predict another split among the critics and audiences are upon us. Critics will no doubt hate the film for what it represents but speaking for the audiences who saw this with me, it will be hard for you not to root for Willis in his search for vengeance against the thugs who wronged him and boy does he get his revenge.
Something rare happened this weekend; Hollywood released a comedy that I didn’t hate. Game Night is the story of a newlywed couple whose drive for competition leads them to run a weekly game night at their house. When Max’s (Jason Bateman) brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) comes to town, things get crazy when they set up an interactive mystery game that gets too real after Brooks is kidnapped and the game night crew are now in a race for time to save his life.
Due to a poor test screening, there were concerns that the film was “too intellectual” and “too complicated” for mainstream audiences…Look I understand you put 55 million dollars behind this, but anytime someone says that a film is “too smart” for audiences, its Hollywood’s condescending way of saying that you are too stupid to understand their vision.
Under normal circumstances, you would believe that Black Panther is the next step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get us to the Avengers: Infinity Wars in less than 3 months. Well, you would be wrong because Black Panther is the most important superhero movie ever made and it’s exactly the movie we need right now in these times…at least that’s what I’ve been told.
A new online movement pushed by the Comicsgate community known as #MoveTheNeedle has gained traction. After feeling that the Blacklist of Yellow Flash wasn’t the direction that the supporters of Comicsgate should take, Diversity & Comics started the #MoveTheNeedle campaign, an attempt show the comic book industry that his 58,000+ subscribers and other supporters can have a positive effect on the industry. The hashtag is full of fans recommending books of artists and writers that they like and showing off that they actually will support the industry with their hard-earned money (Hooray For Capitalism).
Americana, Guns, Faith, Military, and Islāmic Terror Attacks…five things to guarantee a bad rating on Rotten Tomatoes. All jokes aside, I was skeptical when Director Clint Eastwood announced that he had cast Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone to play themselves in the film The 15:17 to Paris in where they reacted the 2015 Thalys train attack.