Coming to theaters three months ago.
OKLAHOMA CITY – My friend Katie said I should write a review of the latest Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War. I’ve not been able to bring myself to write anything as the movie was entirely unremarkable. Today, though, I’ve found myself completely bored and realized I should write up my (sparse) thoughts.
Sweet! A superhero movie! How unique!
OKLAHOMA CITY – I finally watched Batman v Superman. At this point, I’m tired of superhero movies and wish they would stop coming for at least a couple of years. Like, I don’t even want to hear about one for awhile. Sure, I loved the Sam Raimi Spiderman movies, the first two Christian Bale Batman movies, and the first Ironman. Oh, and the first couple of X-Men movies were good, too. Continue reading
Who will win? Probably not the viewing public.
OKLAHOMA CITY – I am waiting for my friend Cary to pick me up so we can go watch Batman v Superman. I had no intention of supporting this movie financially, but I was kind of guilted into doing it by my friend Lauren. So, going into it, I want to make a couple of predictions. Continue reading
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a blockbuster movie.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Okay, so I realize that for many reading this, the Star Wars series is the greatest series in movie history. I further realize that many fans probably like the Star Wars series as much or more than they like their own children. And these people really, really love their children.
As such, I don’t see any point in trying to convince anyone that Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t super amazingly awesome and fabulous. That would be like me trying to convince a parent that his child isn’t wonderful, except even more so.
Iwis, prayer IS powerful.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Much has been written about the “surprising” success of War Room. The fact is, producers/brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick have been surprising industry observers for years, so much so that Christianity-based movies are now a known quantity. Indeed, many writers have begun producing counter-stories about how unsurprising it is that such a blatantly Christian movie would be successful.
Inside Out – US Promotional Poster
OKLAHOMA CITY – My friend Mattress recently asked me what my favorite movie is this year. There could be only one answer. “Inside Out,” I replied, not hesitating. To some, it may seem strange that an adult man would claim a “children’s” movie as his favorite; but, when said children’s movie is a masterpiece, one is left with no other choice. I suppose I could pick a more suitable “adult” film just to fit social morays, but then I would be lying, and we know that is improper.
Too bad Johnny Williams didn’t score this thing.
“…scary only in the sum of instincts and talent for movie-making that have been lost.”
David Thompson, New Republic