X2: X-Men United (2003)

This second installment in the X-Men film franchise accomplishes what a second installment should. For a moment, let’s consider X-Men as a trial run, a toe-in-the-water effort by Fox to test their formula and gauge the profitabilty of their newly acquired franchise. Bear with this oversimplification and we understand the tepid efforts of that first…

X-Men (2000)

Re-watching X-Men over a decade after its release is a bittersweet experience. As a stand-alone film, X-Men manages to entertain and incorporate some worthwhile elements into the comic book genre which has since exploded to unimaginable heights. But the film media has not been kind to the X-Men. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe showing us what comic…

Flashforward: December’s Most Anticipated Films

Award worthy films and performances continue to pile up in theaters. November offered several, many of which were on last month’s Flashforward and have been reviewed by great film blogs (links for each movie are given below). December brings us more familiar faces and Hollywood heavy hitters to get us through this cold winter. NOVEMBER FLASHFORWARD…

Flashforward: May’s Most Anticipated Films

We have a few more months until summer officially starts, but the summer movie season is already well underway. The first wave of big name blockbusters hits theaters all month with some of the year’s biggest names and franchises debuting over the next few weeks. Talking with a friend over coffee last weekend, I confessed my…