10 Years: “28 Weeks Later”

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Sequels are hard to get right or as close to right as possible. There’s so many expectations that it’s a wonder any manage to come through at all. Typically they just fall short, and it really doesn’t matter how many ways they do so. Sometimes though, you get a sequel that’s just good enough, that all other issues can easily be looked past. There’s plenty that makes it just the right amount of fun, no matter how much time has passed. Continue reading

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At First Glance: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Better late than never. That’s what they say, and in this case, they’re right. Every other person in the world may have already declared their feelings about this new teaser trailer, but I appear to be a straggler, one of the few remaining holdouts. Well, like with this exciting teaser, my thoughts are finally debuting. Continue reading

Another First Glance: “Alien: Covenant”

Surprise, surprise!! That’s what the company releasing this film seems to like doing. First it was on Christmas Eve, and now, even with it being slightly annoying, it’s today. I can’t believe this is what we’re being treated to. If this film doesn’t do phenomenally at the box office in May, then there’ll be no hope for any more films in this franchise, no matter the director or the intent. Continue reading

On Second Thought: “Atlas Shrugged: Part III”

If adapting a novel or series of novels is hard to do in general, just imagine how difficult it is to nail the ending. It’s the final film, or in some cases these days, films, and it has to be worth people’s time. They invested so much. The lead up, hopefully, has been pretty big in scope and brought to life numerous necessary and fan favorite moments. However, not all film series can deliver. And if you’re the Atlas Distribution Company film “Atlas Shrugged: Part III”, based on the novel of the same name by Ayn Rand, you’ll probably be regretting coming in last. The bar wasn’t very high, so missing it by miles shouldn’t have been possible. Yet here we are. Continue reading

On Second Thought: “Atlas Shrugged: Part II”

Adapting a book or book series is no easy task. Some just get it, and others struggle under the weight of creative people who have no idea how to make something interesting. With the Atlas Distribution Company film “Atlas Shrugged: Part II”, based on the novel of the same name by Ayn Rand, there are many factors trying to get in the way of an even half decent film from existing. Some are familiar issues, like dealing with a source material that’s so methodical and dense in its conveyance of a philosophical belief, that it’s a wonder any other aspects of a story could’ve come through at all. And then there are the new issues, which should’ve been somewhat avoidable, but due to changes elsewhere, allowed for a big door to appear and open, so that those issues may waltz in and cause havoc to an already struggling film series. Continue reading

TV Movie: “Stake Land 2”

The vampire movie is a fun genre, and usually it’s one that can be enjoyed no matter how lackluster the movie may actually be. It doesn’t have to break new ground, like so many other horror films, mainly as it never could, but it just needs to be entertaining. Fun in some way. Without that simple thing, it’s just another wasted vampire film. One that shows the genre is truly tired out. Continue reading

10 Years: “X-Men: The Last Stand”


When you’re going back and experiencing a film again, for what seems like the first time, your views may no longer hold up. Try as you might, it’s the little things that start to weigh on you, and make you think that maybe the film’s not all that it should’ve been. Being an entertaining film may be enough, but if it’s the potential end of a franchise, it needs to be so much more. Continue reading