Tag Archives: Zack Snyder

The Greatest Hits of 2017

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2017 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * The Comedian – Robert De Niro gets a chance to redeem himself after appearing in far too many bad comedies. Directed by Taylor Hackford; Danny DeVito has a supporting part. * Split – … … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2017

Highlights of Comic-Con 2016

This year’s Comic-Con in San Diego ended last Sunday. Time to sum up what we enjoyed the most: Bad-Ass Women #MarvelMamas pic.twitter.com/wYn6tMd2s9 — Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) July 24, 2016 Call me Captain Marvel. pic.twitter.com/IgqRIb9ijM — Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016 Marvel embracing women – Superhero films are generally speaking not known for giving women good roles. But … Continue reading Highlights of Comic-Con 2016

Why Snyder’s DC Comics Films Fail, and Nolan’s Don’t

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the first of this year’s big, cinematic superhero clashes (Captain America: Civil War will follow), is finally in theaters and the verdict is in. The majority of critics are giving it a thumbs-down, while the majority of fanboys are eating it up – and angrily attacking critics for not … Continue reading Why Snyder’s DC Comics Films Fail, and Nolan’s Don’t

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who hunts criminals as the masked vigilante Batman in Gotham City, is furious to see Superman (Henry Cavill) partly responsible for so many deaths in Metropolis. The 3D sequel to Man of Steel (2013) is more ambitious, visually and narratively, but once you get over the thrill of watching these … Continue reading Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Highlights of Comic-Con 2014

It’s been a week since this year’s Comic-Con ended in San Diego, but it is such a prominent event every year now that it simply can’t be ignored. Just like last year, here’s a list of what I found thrilling: The Avengers reunite We’re all excited by the upcoming sequel to The Avengers, although few are as … Continue reading Highlights of Comic-Con 2014

Ben Affleck is Not the Problem

Few things are likely to have caused such nerd rage this year as the decision to cast Ben Affleck as the next Batman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel. My reaction was simply, this could be interesting. I should explain my lack of passion. I loved Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy; I consider The Dark Knight … Continue reading Ben Affleck is Not the Problem

Highlights of Comic-Con 2013

This year’s Comic-Con in San Diego is over, and as always it’s been a treat. I’m not going to pretend that I was there. I wish I were, but the thing is in this day and age you can enjoy the feast even if you’re thousands of miles away. The past few days have offered … Continue reading Highlights of Comic-Con 2013

Man of Steel

I guess everyone who complained about Superman Returns (2006) can shut up now, because this is what the nerd rage led to – a reboot of the franchise in the shape of a 3D blockbuster that spends one hour building a reawakened interest in the genesis story of Superman and then ruins everything with a … Continue reading Man of Steel

The Year of the Zombie

Remember how we used to love superheroes last year? We had the brilliant final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, the surprisingly well-crafted Amazing Spider-Man and the ultimate gathering of all, The Avengers. 2013 looked promising, with the return of Iron Man in that franchise’s third chapter, and Superman in Zack Snyder’s heavily anticipated Man … Continue reading The Year of the Zombie

The Greatest Hits of 2013

It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2013 for ya. JANUARY: * The Last Stand – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring vehicle in ten years. Not expecting great things. * Broken City – Allen Hughes directs this political thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. FEBRUARY: * Warm Bodies … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2013

Sucker Punch

YOU WILL BE UNPREPARED. In the 1960s, Babydoll (Emily Browning) is put in a mental asylum by her wicked stepdad where she enters an imaginary world and  gets to know four dancers in a brothel; together, they battle monsters and German zombies. In director Zack Snyder’s world, this is girl power on full display. To … Continue reading Sucker Punch

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

ON HIS WAY TO FINDING A LEGEND… HE WILL BECOME ONE. Two young barn owls are kidnapped by other owls and later held as slaves by the evil Pure Ones; however, they are about to learn that the mythical Guardians of Ga’Hoole really do exist… A 3D fairy tale for kids that is dark, but … Continue reading Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Watchmen

THEY WATCH OVER US… BUT WHO WATCHES THEM? New York, 1985; after the murder of a retired superhero, the conservative and uncompromising Rorschach (Jackie Earl Haley), tries to find the killer. The filmmakers largely made the right decisions in adapting the classic graphic novel, even though some original, interesting touches are missing for obvious reasons. … Continue reading Watchmen