Review: “The Flash”

As the first version of the wildly inconsistent DECU wheezes to an end, and the current Justice League is being almost universally recast, "The Flash" awards us with one of the most enjoyable movies in the series.  Factoring in the criminal accusations made against the lead actor, how each hero is the best they've ever [...]

By |2023-06-14T22:49:38-07:00June 14th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”

In 2019 the first "Shazam!" introduced us to one of the sweetest heroes of the DCEU.  In a world filled with incredibly angsty superhumans, Billy Batson, his magic-infused alter-ego, and supportive family are some of the most likeable characters DC has offered up in years.  It was a breath of fresh air in an already [...]

By |2023-03-17T22:54:00-07:00March 17th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Black Adam”

Comic book movies have spent well over a decade now trying to escape the stigma of their genre.  They've tried to be anchored in reality. They've donned the disguise of other genres.  They've pushed rating limits. Some have even been nominated for Academy Awards.  "Black Adam" has a refreshing back-to-basics comic-book feel to it.  But [...]

By |2022-10-23T23:23:36-07:00October 23rd, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Birds of Prey”

Chaotic is the word that best describes "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn."  Lights, colors, explosions, random acts of violence, music, snippets of animation, and ADHD narration add up to a film that is a mess but is never boring, surprisingly funny, and fantastically feminine. It's difficult to be objective [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:48:09-07:00February 7th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Movie Review: “Joker”

"Joker" is the improbable convergence of a character study, comic book, and exploitation film.  Depending on which of those genres you choose to judge it, the movie either soars or stumbles.  The one constant is Joaquin Phoenix's enthralling performance. The movie takes place in Gotham City during the year 1981.  Gotham City is suffering an [...]

By |2019-10-04T13:15:30-07:00October 4th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Aquaman”

"Aquaman" has always been one of the silliest heroes in the DC Universe.  He's a particularly difficult character for the DCEU to tackle considering their dark, dreary and emo approach to superheroes.  They even managed to make Superman depressing!  "Justice League" was their first attempt to inject a little frivolity, which might have worked if it [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:02-07:00December 21st, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Wonder Woman” (2017)

Warner Bros and DC have wedged themselves into a tight spot following the over-hype and subsequent backlash of the first few films in their DCEU.  “Man of Steel” was criticized for being too angsty.  “Batman V Superman” was lambasted for being exactly what fans said they always wanted, a movie with so many inside references [...]

By |2020-12-22T22:47:58-07:00May 31st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments