When The Avengers came out, it was almost miraculous. Marvel’s serialized cinematic experiment succeeded, and the pure novelty of a superhero team-up movie was more than enough to make the film work like gangbusters. Now, with the novelty worn off, does Avengers: Age of Ultron stand on its own, propel the collective narrative forward in exciting ways, and prove that these films are greater than the sum of their parts?
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Drew and Nick are on the fast track into the wasteland for the next four weeks, starting with the movie that kicked off Mel Gibson's career, MAD MAX.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Science fiction has had it rough at the multiplex. Due to changing trends and ever-increasing ticket prices, the genre has had to lean towards more action elements in order to entice audiences. While this can lead to the occasional great flick (Looper and Edge of Tomorrow are two stellar examples), it means that smaller and more meditative stories don’t often find their way to a wide release. So, when something like Ex Machina comes along and proves that quiet sci-fi movies can be just as impacting as blockbuster behemoths, it deserves notice and appreciation. It certainly helps when Ex Machina is such a great example of what these kinds of films can be.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Everything that has a beginning has an end. Drew and Nick conclude their series on The Matrix trilogy with its controversial conclusion, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Go read my new editorial piece about our modern movie trailer culture over at CHUD.com by clicking this link: http://www.chud.com/163029/i-wanna-talk-about-that-leaked-batman-v-superman-trailer/
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Drew and Nick continue to see how deep the rabbit hole goes with THE ANIMATRIX and THE MATRIX RELOADED. Neo's boner is discussed at one point. This is obviously a good episode.