With “Captain America: Civil War” a few days away (hallelujah!), I’ve been in a total Marvel mood these past few weeks. In fact, I have gone back and rewatched every single Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film. To my surprise, some films improved with a rewatch, some films did not, while others remained great. Anyway, enough of my rambling, on with the list! Continue reading
Top 10 Comic Book Movies
Instead of reviewing a DVD or Blu-ray today, I thought I’d mix things up a bit and do another top 10 list. As you may have gathered over the years, I love making lists. Not only do I find it to be fun on a personal level, but it’s also a good way to keep track of films I treasure. Since comic book films/superhero films are all the rage these days, it felt like the right time to tackle that ever growing genre. Please note that these are a list of my personal favorites. No more, no less. Continue reading
There’s much to ponder and learn about in “British Science Fiction Film and Television.” Continue reading
Film books don’t get much better than “The Art of Film Magic: 20 Years of WETA.” Continue reading
The Best And Worst Films And TV Shows Of 2012
While some film fans and film critics adored 2012, I felt the year was largely comprised of bloated blockbusters and underwhelming art films. To me, a majority of the films (while often well made) felt distant and never really connected with me personally. Last year, I was overwhelmed with profoundly moving films such as “Moneyball,” “50/50,” “Hugo,” and “Midnight in Paris.” Now, that’s not to say 2012 didn’t have its highlights because it did. No one can deny that 2012’s cinematic offerings weren’t varied as the cinemas (and VODs) were flooded with everything from a talking teddy bear and a Bengal tiger to an extraordinary rescue mission and video game makers.
Meanwhile, on the television front, serialized entertainment once again reigned supreme. Whether I was witnessing the further decline of Walter White on “Breaking Bad” or seeing the astonishing wildfire sequence in “Game Of Thrones,” it’s clear that television is as exciting as it has ever been.
So, without further adieu, here is my annual list! Continue reading
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, it’s time for people to start shopping for friends and family for the holiday season. For some people, shopping for presents can be a stressful experience, but I’m here to help you out with some home video entertainment suggestions. Below, I have posted my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide that also doubles as a Best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2012 list. To make things easier for the readers, I have divided up my suggestions in categories that include Blu-rays, DVDs, Sci-Fi, TV Series, Anime, Sports and Kids. I have even mentioned a single accessory that will appeal to fans of a certain sci-fi TV series. So, without further adieu, here’s the list: Continue reading
“Captain America: The First Avenger” is a crowd pleasing superhero film. Continue reading