Late to the Party: Deadpool & Zootopia

Zootopia While I waited what felt like forever to see Deadpool, I had no interest in seeing Zootopia, the latest movie from Disney Animation Studios. Actually I only ended up seeing it after a friend cashed in her “you made me see Fantastic Four” chip. Zootopia tells the story of Judy Hopps, the first Rabbit in…

Flashforward: August’s Most Anticipated Films

AUGUST’S 2015’s MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM: Fantastic Four Release date: August 7, 2015 Director: Josh Trank Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson By far the most disappointing movie I’ve seen in years. Read the full Flashback/Backslide Review here. AUGUST’S MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Release date: August 14, 2015 Director:…

Ant-Man: The Anti-Fantastic Four

Friday night I saw Fantastic Four and spent Saturday in a deep movie depression (read the full Flashback/Backslide review of Fantastic Four here). Little did i know that my treatment had already been in theaters for weeks. Ant-Man is everything Fantastic Four isn’t. The final film in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man was neglected by the Marvel/Disney…

Fantastic Four (2005)

By the time Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original super team earned a modern reboot, screens were already filled with adaptations of Spider-Man, X-Men, Blade, Daredevil, and Hulk. None of these franchises still exist in the same way today with Spider-Man getting a reboot (or maybe two), Blade rounding out a trilogy then dying out, Daredevil spinning off into Elektra and an upcoming…

Hulk (2003)

While Ang Lee’s take on the Hulk was not the first to hit the screen, it was the first of many modern attempts to translate Marvel’s not-so-jolly green monster to film. Those repeat attempts were sorely needed as this first modern take leaves much to be desired. Let’s remember the film’s context. It came out…