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.
Like many of you, I was watching Superbowl 52 (I refuse to congratulate the city of Philadelphia) and saw the trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox, a film that claims to explain the origins of the 2008 hit film Cloverfield. A secret Netflix exclusive seemed too good to pass up so I decided to do a last-minute review. For those of you who saw this trailer and thought that you were finally going to get the answers to your ten-year-old Cloverfield questions, I’m afraid you have been misled…again.
et in the brutal frozen conditions of Newfoundland, Canada, our story begins with a logger named Joe Braven (Momoa) and his family. While trying to balance an honest living, struggling to take care of his father (Stephen Lang) and his declining health, Joe is inadvertently caught in the middle of a drug trafficking scheme gone wrong.
Remember the days where you could just watch a movie and decide whether you liked it or hated it? Well, those days could be over because political battles over certain films now threaten the idea of free speech if your opinion is chosen not to be accepted. Films or more especially film reviews have now become weaponized and politicized to such an absurd degree; it’s becoming clearer why theater attendance is at a two-decade low, It is turning off the general public. But a new fight over the film Black Panther, a film that is still two weeks away from release and only a few critics have seen is raising an issue that should concern critics and audiences alike.