Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), War Machine/James Rhodey (Don Cheadle), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

Okay, so first off, [spoiler!], but then [spoiler!] happens, totally throwing a curve ball into all the [spoiler!], but it’s fine, take a breath, since [spoiler!] all of a sudden [spoiler!] and [spoiler] and [spoiler!][spoiler!](holy shit!)[spoiler!], but not for long, since [spoiler!] comes back, and [spoiler!] disappears and [spoiler!] beats the tar outta [spoiler!] just… Continue reading Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Infinity War

First off, Captain America’s cell number has a 678 area code. So I guess that’s pretty cool. That’s about the only new thing of interest we learn about any of our beloved superheroes in the long-awaited Avengers: Infinity War. Otherwise, it’s two hours and 40 minutes of galaxy-spanning mayhem and physics-defying battle sequences, regularly peppered… Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War

Early Man

From Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, who’s tackled chickens and sheep, comes this prehistoric animated comedy that’s simplistic and unfunny to the point of being irritatingly obvious, including a joke where a woman raises her hands over her head and comments, “It hurts when I do this,” for the expected response: “Then, don’t do… Continue reading Early Man

Thor: Ragnarok

The film opens with Thor battling Surtur, a fire demon, before discovering that his mischievous brother Loki has taken Odin’s place as King back on Asgard! Though not on par with Winter Soldier or the Guardians movies, this break-in-the-action superhero flick is predominately a comedy with a cast that John Waters would kill for (since… Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok

November GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

A Bad Moms Christmas, starring a lot of fake snow on McLendon Ave., opens in theaters November 1st… You can see Thor: Ragnarok, which did some shoots in Atlanta, beginning the night of November 2nd… The second season of IFC’s Stan Against Evil premieres November 1st at 10 p.m. ET…

Kong: Skull Island

Everything Peter Jackson got so wrong has been corrected in this remade/reimagined/reinvented homage to the 1933 original film. Kong is never referred to as an anatomically correct “gorilla” (though he is called a monkey for comic relief); it’s firmly established he is a “god,” an elemental, a member of the ancients who once ruled the… Continue reading Kong: Skull Island

High-Rise

Based an a J.G. Ballard book of a future that may have already taken place where a rigid hierarchy is imposed on a self-sustaining, bottled-up, Balkanized residential high-rise that has fallen into chaos. Influenced by Cronenberg’s Shivers but shot in a kaleidoscopic Antonioni-esque cinematic style, as though B.F. Skinner encountered Johnny Rotten in a house of… Continue reading High-Rise

Only Lovers Left Alive

Any vampire movie that opens up on a 7-incher spinning out Wanda Jackson’s “Funnel of Love” has to be onto something more than the usual fang-banging cliches, especially when the tune itself is a cover version – slowed to a haunted crawl with a surplus of fuzz and grind – performed by the film’s director… Continue reading Only Lovers Left Alive