The Tom Hardy super hero vehicle, Venom isn’t the worst film of 2028 and but it might be the worst superhero film of 2018. I liked parts of Sony’s take on the Marvel franchise and one of Spider-man’s greatest and most infamous foes!
The movie is often boring and has little to no heart. The shining light is Hardy and Venom’s bromance throughout the film. Hardy does everything he can to try and save this disaster. Even the great Michelle Williams does nothing throughout the film that also features Riz Ahmed and Woody Harrelson as villains.
I’d say to still check out Venom now that’s it’s out on home release, but be cautious as it won’t be for everyone, but it does have its enjoyable moments.
While Mary Poppins Returns didn’t look like my cup of tea, or rather a spoonful of sugar, the film is a pure delight! The Rob Marshall directed sequel is rather enjoyable and a fantastic revisiting of cinematic icon!
Emily Blunt nails Poppins mannerisms and it feels like she hasn’t missed a beat since the last time she flew off screen. Her co-star, Lin Manuel Miranda who plays a gas lamp cleaner Jack delights as well with his patented song and dance.
If you enjoy classic Disney or are a fan of the original Mary Poppins, you should enjoy this redemption of the classic family film!
The second film in my second marathon of 2017 is not actually directed by Q.T, but was written by him and directed by the late great, Tony Scott. True Romance feels like a Tarantino joint with his witty banter, grindhouse violence, and countless pop culture references. Q.T sharpens his writing chops with the script for True Romance. Many of his classic tropes can be seen in his script. Overall this is one of the best of his career and should be enjoyed by all! One of my all time favorite scenes stars Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper that will leave you wondering what the hell you just heard. 5/5
This week we have a handful of movies releasing. Three of these are 2016 releases that are wide releasing, and the other three look like the typical January slew of iffy movies. My choice would be to see Scorsese’s Silence, Affleck’s Live by Night, or Peter Berg’s Patriots Day.
“You say romantic like it is a bad thing.” One of the most beautiful and best sensory experiences I have ever felt. Damian Chazelle provides us with this year’s best made film. The sheer amount of joy and pleasure I felt was unbelievable while watching La La Land. My foot tapped throughout and a smile almost never left my face. The performances were raw and felt real, while the callbacks to classic cinema and old school Hollywood were the exact nostalgia trip I needed to remind me why I and many others love film. 5/5
The third and final Wolverine film from fox staring Hugh Jackman as the titled Wolverine has found its offical title in Logan. This title is not the best. This does however seperate itself from the regular wolverine titles in theme. The title Logan is terrible for film goers who are not fans of the previous movies or comics. Many will not know what it could be about on television alone.
I absolutely can not wait to see Birth of a Nation this week! One of my top 5 anticipated this year ! Nate Parker wrote, produced, directed, and stars in the film. This comes out this Friday October 7th.
The Nice Guys by Shane Black, staring Ruan Goslingg and Russel Crowe is hilarious. It’s the best of all buddy cop movies. The nice guys has action, comedy, and drama all blended well. The retro feel was a nice touch and with all of Shane Black’s film the script is the strongest part of the film. Definitely check this one out ! 4/5
Guillermo Del Toro’s latest work of horror is beautiful but lacks in scares and substance at times. CRIMSON PEAK Looks great and feels guinuine. The film was so colorful and had an environment that felt real. Over all the film felt like an Edgar Allen Poe book or a Shakespearian love story interweaved with the macabre and grotesque nature. Crimson peak deserves a 3/5 for the great looking atmosphere, cinematography, and the brilliant costume designs.