Stephen King’s “It” still claims the number one spot at the box office, making milestone’s for the horror genre. With the underwhelming performance from other Stephen King adaptations like “The Dark Tower” there was much concern over the killer clown of Derry being remade for the big screen. We discuss our thoughts on the cast, director, part two and the potential for a part three.
Christopher Nolan has quickly become one of the most prominent directors in Hollywood. With his stunning visuals and unorthodox nonlinear storytelling, audiences have become enthralled with his big budget movies. We take a look at Nolan’s filmography, sans The Dark Knight trilogy and discuss his new film, “Dunkirk”.
Matt Reeves takes us on another journey in the “Apes” universe, this time with Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn joining the cast. We take a look at the two previous films and the film that started the franchise in 1968, “Planet of the Apes”. We shine the spotlight on John Chambers, the man who did the make-up in the original incarnation and how that set the path for a franchise.
Hollywood takes another crack at the Spider-Man franchise with “Spider-Man: Homecoming” this time with Sony and Marvel teaming up. We take a look at past incarnations of Peter Parker, some being very good, others being down right terrible. Find out where each one rates in this weeks episode.
Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” is killing at the box office, so we are discussing some of our favorite heist films. From Mark Wahlberg trying to steal gold from Edward Norton, to Jon Hamm trying to catch Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner pulling off bank robberies in Charlestown, we discuss all in between. Also, we give out thoughts on the original 1991 film, “Point Break”.
The Autobots and Decepticons are back in theaters with the fifth installment of the Transformers franchise. We rundown all four films and give our thoughts on “Transformers: The Last Knight”. We also discuss the 1986 film, “The Transformers: The Movie” and why Peter Cullen is such an amazing voice actor.
“47 Meters Down” hits theaters this weekend and of course, shark movies have a certain negative stigma attached to them. We talk about a few shark movies that break the mold and some that fall into that familiar territory of so bad they are hard to watch. We also talk about the great John Williams and how the score of a film can add so much to a film.
We continue “Monster Week” discussing some of our favorite monster films, “An American Werewolf in London” and “The Fly”. With Universal kicking off their “Dark Universe” this week with Tom Cruise in “The Mummy” we rundown some of the specifics on the new film and discuss if it will be competition at the box office for DC’s “Wonder Woman”.
“The Monster Squad” is the epitome of a cult classic film; released in 1987 the film was directed by Fred Dekker. The horror comedy features a team up of young kids who take on a version of the Universal Monsters. Come sit down for an hour and a half as we take you through the film!
The DC Cinematic Universe has been hit and miss with fans and critics, well mainly miss. We rundown the current films that will gear us up for the upcoming “Justice League” film. We also give our thoughts on “Wonder Woman” that hit theaters this week and take a look at Ben Affleck’s career in this weeks “Cinema Spotlight.”
Keanu Reeves has had an up and down career, landing big roles like Neo in “The Matrix” but always has had a stigma attached to his name. In this episode we tackle the “John Wick” franchise and why it is one of the best franchises to date. We preview “Atomic Blonde” in anticipation for its July release and discuss the film, “The Matrix.
Big budget films have always taken center stage at the box office making it hard for independent filmmakers to break through. One of the first directors to make something out of the nothing was John Carpenter. We pay tribute to the man himself as we take a look at some of his best work. “The Void” becomes a topic of discussion as well as some thoughts on the new film “Alien: Covenant.”
One of the most iconic sci-fi films debuted in 1979, Ridley Scott’s “Alien” hit theaters with all of its facehugger goodness. As the franchise prepares to release its latest installment in a week, we run down all of the films that preceded, “Alien: Covenant.” Another sci-fi film, “The Terminator” takes center stage on this weeks “Because You Watched.”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe moves into its third phase, with three films already hitting the big screen we talk about the lineup for all the upcoming films. The “Cinema Spotlight” features Steve Rogers himself, Chris Evans as we discuss his filmography and how is branching out into directing and producing. We review the film, “SnowPiercer” and give our thoughts on Chris Evans’ future acting roles.
As “geek culture” makes it’s way into mainstream pop culture, one of the first areas to get taken over is cinema. Marvel has undoubtedly created one of the biggest franchises in history with their cinematic universe. With new movies and superheroes on the horizon, we chronicle the first two phases of the“Marvel Cinematic Universe.”