“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

“Shazam!” is a superhero movie that’s sweet, funny and pure of heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uilJZZ_iVwY As comic book movies grow larger and larger and become epic on a scale far beyond what anyone thought imaginable, there’s something about the pure joy and wonder of watching a costumed hero soaring into the air and shooting lighting out of their hands that has become lost. Enter Shazam!, a movie that embraces … Continue reading “Shazam!” is a superhero movie that’s sweet, funny and pure of heart