IT Chapter Two

Twenty-seven years after the events of the first film, the murders have restarted in Derry, Maine, and Mike Hanlon (Isaiah Mustafa) must reconvene the Losers Club to dispatch the evil once again. The kids are all grown up now, but immediately drop everything to return to the town that they had all but forgotten. Bill… Continue reading IT Chapter Two

Dark Phoenix

BV_0150_v0028_SNL.1231 – Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain in Twentieth Century Fox’s DARK PHOENIX. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

Steeped in warm remembrance, “The Dark Phoenix Saga” was an extended X-Men storyline in Uncanny X-Men # 101-108 from 1976, and its aftermath was contained in issues #129-138 in 1980. It was the basis for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, written by Simon Kinberg who has been given a second chance to get it right. As the… Continue reading Dark Phoenix

Deadpool 2

af0212_pubstill_01_R – Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

It just doesn’t get much better than this! Leaving the theater after seeing the movie, I noticed a young family also exiting with their two daughters about four or five years of age. “Extra points for bringing the kids!,” I quipped, and in a broken-German accent the dad said, “De girls cannot speak English so the… Continue reading Deadpool 2

Atomic Blonde

This image released by Focus Features shows Charlize Theron, left, and Sofia Boutella in "Atomic Blonde." (Jonathan Prime/Focus Features via AP)

Let’s be clear from the start: I love Charlize Theron and I love this movie! Set in East Berlin before the fall of the wall, Lorraine (Theron) is an MI6 agent sent to retrieve a list of intelligence agents before it can reach Soviet hands. For her secondary mission, she’s to identify and eliminate a double agent… Continue reading Atomic Blonde

Split

Not since I saw William Shatner play Captain Kirk possessed by Dr. Janet Lester, a woman, have I seen any actor able to use facial tics and slight vocal lilting to change personalities so fluidly and with ease. James McAvoy is Kevin, a security guard besieged by dissociative identity disorder whose 23 personalities abduct three young… Continue reading Split

X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is far and away the lynchpin for the franchise. Its immediate predecessor, Days of Future Past, was more focused on getting its muddled timeline back on track, and thus bridging the two trilogies by recasting a “school for gifted youngsters” with more age-appropriate actors. In all fairness, the original three films… Continue reading X-Men: Apocalypse