Tag: Adventure

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING review

Spider-Man: Homecoming review

Over the past several years Marvel has continued to rewrite the enormity of their scope. They’ve expanded to global conflicts, interplanetary incursions and even interdimensional mystical melees. Everything just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Sony Pictures, however, has decided to go in an entirely different direction with one of their most valuable commodities. Spider-Man: Homecoming …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel DESPICABLE ME 3 review

Despicable Me 3 review

Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise continues to grow and somehow has also found a way to remain prosperous throughout each new endeavor. Kudos to the writers and to the studio for allowing the franchise to take on a life of its own. With a sequel and a spin-off out of the way, Despicable Me 3 searches …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT review

Transformers: The Last Knight

Michael Bay’s “robots in disguise” franchise has been a financial force to be reckoned with since the theatrical live action (yeah, heavy CGI counts as live action) debut of Transformers (2007). Since that time, three sequels followed with each making Paramount Pictures truckloads of money. The interesting dynamic is that it didn’t take US audiences …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel THE MUMMY review

The Mummy review

Universal first unwrapped The Mummy franchise back in 1932 with Boris Karloff playing the title role. There have been a couple of series reboots since then with the Brendan Fraser-led version being the most recent starting in 1999. Now Universal is ready to move forward again with another reboot but they’ve also decided to go …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel WONDER WOMAN review

Wonder Woman review

It’s 2017 and DC Comics is STILL struggling to find its cinematic universe identity. The “guys across the street” operate like a well-oiled machine while Warner Bros. has been playing a futile game of catch-up. Director Patty Jenkins has been given the keys to the castle and an opportunity to a superhero cinematic splash. Wonder …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales review

Rough seas ahead matey. You’ve been warned early on. Johnny Depp is back for a fifth time as the swashbuckling, rum guzzling Jack Sparrow. Just how much more of this story will audiences pay top dollar to explore? Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) has been the one constant for each of the Pirates of the …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD review

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

No one can argue that Guy Richie has quite the unique way of telling a story. You can always tell his work if you’ve seen any of his past movies. The “guy” is never short on dialogue nor is he shy about making the unconventional conventional. Every time I think, “hmmmm he’s a peculiar chose …