At First Glance: “Captain America: Civil War”

Occasionally there are sequels worth getting excited about. It’s simply the way the previous film was handled that makes one want to get all kinds of exccited for it. In this case, that’s pretty much all it has, as it takes several other films to tell a story, some of which are iffy at best. Continue reading

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At First Glance: “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”

Even if you don’t need a sequel, or a sequel/prequel, whatever the hell that is, you may be quite surprised by the result once the trailer debuts. It might not be that you discover it’s a sequel/prequel you didn’t know you needed, but perhaps a distant second. In this case, all the trailer needs to prove is that the final film will most definitely be one very entertaining film. Continue reading

Another First Glance: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”

The end of something is inevitable. In this case, it comes as a two for one. Final trailer for the final installment of a successful franchise. It’s a time to be excited and sad all at once. Now, all one has to do, is see if this excitement and sadness has been worth it. Continue reading

At First Glance: “The Boy”

It’s like a sub-genre all its own. The creepy doll movie is one that just won’t go away. Some are far better than others and some are merely mildly creepy. The creepy doll part never seems to be overlooked, just the story or the freshness of the story. If this part isn’t nailed right off, it was all for nothing and I’ll be demanding my money back. Continue reading

At First Glance: “The Martian”

Science fiction films are a tricky type of film to make. There’s a lot of different ways to tell a science fiction film, but sadly most have been done to death. There’s also so many that are just done for the sake of entertainment, which is fine, but after awhile, even that grows a bit dull and lifeless. Where’s an intelligent AND entertaining science fiction film when you need one? Continue reading

At First Glance: “Carol”

When you only have a few released photos telling you anything about a film, one is bound to be excited for any kind of footage. If that footage is in the form of a now common first teaser, you’ll take it as it’ll either give you more hope, and excitement, or let you down in ways you never imagined. Hopefully it’s the former. Continue reading