Wonder Woman 1984

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." The film isn’t skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. The last big blockbuster holdout of 2020 is still opening in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day but it will also be made available to HBO Max subscribers free of charge for its first month, Warner Bros. said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Pictures via AP)

There’s no need to worry about the DC Universe getting too dark for the kids. The studio goes full Super Friends with Wonder Woman 1984. You can’t blame director Patty Jenkins, though. The target audience for WW84 was barely born when 2007’s Spider-Man 3 ended with the main characters having a group therapy session. The folks at Marvel moved away… Continue reading Wonder Woman 1984

Chris Pine Black Ops Thriller Shoots in Atlanta

Chris Pine is Jack Ryan in JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. JR-07378R

Chris Pine’s action thriller Violence of Action will shoot here for a week or so beginning this Friday, Oct. 4. Kicked out of the Marines, Pine’s character joins a paramilitary organization to support his family, travels with his team to Poland on a mysterious black ops mission and then finds himself betrayed, alone and hunted… Continue reading Chris Pine Black Ops Thriller Shoots in Atlanta

Love, Antosha

In 2016, the son of two Russian ice skating stars was pinned between the gate to his home and a soon to be recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee that literally pushed the air out of him. Having grown up in front of the camera, Anton Yelchin is mostly identified as “that Star Trek guy who played… Continue reading Love, Antosha

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The first big-screen animated movie based on the Marvel Universe is also the first Marvel movie that isn’t set on Earth-616. That’s the primary reality in all of the Marvel films and comic books. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – which is essentially the origin story of Miles Morales as Spider-Man – even starts by being kind… Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

A Wrinkle in Time

A movie I love and hate because it reminds me of what it meant to grow up, including its painstakingly accurate depictions of the tribulations of adolescence. I review what’s up on screen, not the book the movie is based on (though it is beneficial to familiarize oneself with source material), but there are two glaring… Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time

Hell or High Water

Always use suspicion whenever a film is critically acclaimed BEFORE it is released, but this time it’s deserving. A modern day western that is as much about the coming changes in this millennium as Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country was about the 19th century confronting the impending end of the Old West! Jeff Bridges is the soon-to-be retiring… Continue reading Hell or High Water

Star Trek Beyond

The J.J. Abrams universe finally connects itself to the TV series – all of the TV series – from a mention of a “giant green hand” halting a Federation starship, to a war having occurred between the Zindi and the Romulans (referenced on Enterprise), and there is even a Jem’Hadar soldier visible as one of… Continue reading Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness isn’t one of those “everything you know is wrong” movies; it’s more of an “everything you don’t know about Star Trek and its spinoffs is bound to confuse you” movie. For that reason, and to avoid any spoilers, I’m not going to discuss the storyline or its villains other than to… Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness