Review: “Godzilla” is King of the Perfectly Fine Monster Movies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53_HoOSUDFs Should any of you be reading this review as a way of determining whether or not you should see a movie where 400-foot-tall monsters battle for dominance across numerous continents, then maybe you already have your answer. If you’re wondering if you should travel to a theater to see a movie where a dozen … Continue reading Review: “Godzilla” is King of the Perfectly Fine Monster Movies

“Avengers: Endgame” is a masterful, legacy-affirming finale to Marvel’s Infinity Saga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMBFSGVi1c Last year Avengers: Infinity War delivered on a decade of filmmaking and world-building and unleashed the mighty Thanos on our favorite Marvel heroes, only to win and end the movie on the most depressing note any blockbuster had the right to. Now it’s a year later and the next half of the story, Avengers: … Continue reading “Avengers: Endgame” is a masterful, legacy-affirming finale to Marvel’s Infinity Saga

“Hellboy” is an overly violent, grotesque slog through cinematic hell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsBO4b3tyZg While the original Hellboy movies are not my favorite in the superhero genre, they have an undeniable visual majesty that utilizes practical effects and makeup to bring to life a supernatural world that’s mystifying, terrifying, and just plain cool. In an attempt to do something different with the new take on the big red … Continue reading “Hellboy” is an overly violent, grotesque slog through cinematic hell