Movie Review- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Simple Review: My spidey-sense is tingling! ( does that excite you?)

There are a few superheroes that are recognizable to even non-nerdy audiences. Most people know Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man even if they haven’t read a comic book in their entire life, which explains why we have seen several incarnations of these characters on the silver screen. The ” big name” superheroes are able to appeal to most audiences by being characters that are relatable to each of us even though they have these extraordinary powers. Spider-Man is easy to connect with as he started as an awkward teen dealing with high school issues, that we have all had, and gains superpowers, yet he still has the everyday issues that even superhuman abilities cant help him solve. While we can’t climb up walls we have all been awkward teens and dealt with bullies, new love and getting a job! This week we have a new spin on the Spider-Man film series as we swing into the life of the latest candidate for the Spider-Man mantle, Miles Morales with the new animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Does the movie deliver great power and great responsibility, or should we hit this arachnid with a heavy dose of bug spray? Let’s squeeze into our spandex super suits and dispense some vigilante justice on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Continue reading “Movie Review- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Movie Review: Halloween(2018)

Simple Review: Better than a full-size candy bar in your Halloween bag!

If you are a fan of 70’s and 80’s horror films there are three names that are considered horror royalty: Michael, Jason, and Freddy. Of the three, Michael Myers holds a special place in our hearts as the first of the unstoppable serial killers and, in this humble bloggers opinion, the scariest. There is just something about that white, emotionless Captain Kirk mask that sends a shiver down my spine. Unlike Freddy and Jason, Michael Myers never became comic relief in the Halloween series. Yes, the original is head and shoulders above the inferior sequels and reimaginings, but they all treated Michael Myers as a brutal killing machine that you rarely routed for. ( There were some characters, however, that NEEDED Michaels special attention) Director David Gordon Green brings us the return of original masked killer in his movie Halloween(2018), trying to resurrect this franchise. Is it a trick or a treat? Read on to find out, but hurry he is right behind you! (made you look) Continue reading “Movie Review: Halloween(2018)”

Movie Review: Venom

Simple Review: We had fun with this movie. (WE?)

With the unstoppable popularity of superhero movies, studios are starting to reach deep into the bag of characters to come up with the next big franchise. Some hit like Deadpool, while others miss, looking at you Suicide Squad but the search continues. This week we are sent the next attempt to hit gold with the film Venom. A rare October superhero movie release, I am sure this will be a polarizing film amongst the fan base. So close your eyes, let that symbiote climb all over you and let’s let our inner bad guy out to run his gooey tongue all over the review of Venom. ( Kinda dirty, huh?) Continue reading “Movie Review: Venom”

Film Franchise’s I Miss

There is one thing Hollywood executives dream about: a Film Franchise! If Hollywood has mastered one thing it is milking a good idea for all it is worth, even at the cost of quality. There are many franchises that dominate your local cinema, especially during those hot, summer months, but there are some that started strong but lost momentum. The recent trend in the movie business is to reboot or reimagine these franchises. This week we will witness the relaunching of “The Predator” franchise, and with my excitement for this flick growing, I started to think of franchises that could use a reboot or relaunch. I thought I would share with you, my reliable reader, a few franchises that I would love to see on the silver screen again. Continue reading “Film Franchise’s I Miss”