I wanted to like Southpaw more than I did.
I sat in the seat and gave it every opportunity to wow me, inspire me, or even entertain me.
2 hours later and I could only shrug my shoulders. It wasn't anything special. It was all stuff I'd seen before, and all stuff that's been done better.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected Ant-Man to be worthy of his own feature film. Much like Fantastic Four or even many of the DC superheroes, his character is born from the sensibilities of a much older generation. The very idea of such a character is a joke in today's grittier, down-to-earth take on the modern superhero.
Imagine my surprise when I left the theater not only impressed, but also convinced that Ant-Man is one of the Top 5 films Marvel Studios has produced thus far.
Unethical science run amok for profit isn't exactly a novel idea.
I think it might be the go to route for every mad scientist in cinema history (either that, revenge, or a combination of the two).
Self/less offers its take on this well worn premise, but does it deliver on its promise considering the talent involved?
Free Agent Fiasco
The Lakers' were a lot like an Olympic diver during free agency - very little splash.
I, like many of you, thought this was the offseason for the Lakers to yell “Cannonball!” and proceed to drench the rest of the league in the process.
Boy, was I wrong. (More)
Terminator Genisys marks the fifth time that Skynet has tried and failed to eradicate humanity. From the second movie onward, it's been the fourth time that a Terminator has been the key to defeating Skynet. Genisys will also mark the third time that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been the Terminator to do it.
If you're starting to sense a pattern, you're not alone.
There's the way we perceive things, and then there's the way things really are.
Take African-American culture for instance. So much of it permeates current popular culture, but those who aren't black often fail to relate on a personal level. Where does that leave a black teenager who doesn't readily identify with what his culture is “supposed to be”.
Dope explores these issues with a keen sense of style and character that I rarely see in the movies.