Captain America: The First Avenger

Well, the summer will soon be nearing its end, although the temperatures outside don’t seem to agree. With the changing of the seasons also comes the inevitable conclusion to the summer of superheroes (that’s what I dubbed it a few weeks back). And now, with the release of “Captain America: The First Avenger” this year’s […]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

In 2007, executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Michael Bay delivered to audiences walking, talking, robots in disguise with “Transformers”. The summer blockbuster took the box office by storm and raised the bar for visual effects extravaganzas at the movies. Two years later, Spielberg and Bay did it again with the outstanding follow-up (although many […]

Green Lantern

Finally, after years of sitting on the bench as Marvel Studios churned out adaptation after adaptation for their iconic comic book characters, DC Comics is making an effort to step up to the plate. Sure, DC has had massive success with Batman and to a lesser extent Superman, but their other popular characters have been […]

X-Men: First Class

Eleven years ago 20th Century Fox and director Bryan Singer introduced the world at large to the idea of mutants living among us with the box office smash “X-Men”. Following that success a couple of years later with “X2: X-Men United”, which was an even bigger blockbuster and an even better movie. However, when Bryan […]

Thor

The summer of 2011 could easily be known as “The Summer of Heroes” (especially superheroes) with the likes of “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “X-Men: First Class” gracing the silver screen. But before any of those heroes made their triumphant arrival in theaters, the summer was kicked off to the thunderous release of the […]

Underworld

Six years before “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” fully revealed the origins of a war between vampires and lycans, we were flung head-long into the fray with 2003’s surprise hit “Underworld”. “Underworld” follows Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire who is a member of an elite group of lycan hunters known as “Death Dealers”. As the […]

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Six years after the first “Underworld” introduced us to the centuries-old war between vampires and lycans, and three years after “Underworld: Evolution” took that war to the next level; we are finally shown what precipitated the conflict with “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”. “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” chronicles the rise to power of Lucian […]

Faster

Finally after seemingly being stuck in kid movies working for “The House of Mouse”, Dwayne Johnson returns to his action roots with “Faster”. “Faster” is the story of a man known as Driver (Dwayne Johnson), who upon being released from prison after serving ten years for a bank robbery instantly embarks upon a killing spree. […]

Salt

As I’ve said several times before, the sub-genre of spy films (or espionage/spy thrillers as they’re sometimes referred) has long been a popular well for Hollywood to draw from for inspiration and box office success. Typically these films have centered on a tough-as-nails male action hero type, many times with a strong desire for women […]

The Town

Years ago a young actor named Ben Affleck soared to super stardom with the critically acclaimed film “Good Will Hunting”. To follow that up Ben starred in a series of very successful (although not always critically appreciated) blockbusters such as “Armageddon”, “Pearl Harbor”, and “Daredevil”. But after suffering a string of box office disappointments (everyone […]