A step up in overall quality from its decent, run-of-the-mill predecessor, director and action maestro Sam Hargrave’s Extraction 2 should solidly whet the appetites of action movie buffs.
Men in Black: International isn’t good by any real stretch of the imagination, but it’s not the kind of bad movie that’s worth getting worked up over.
It’s not as tight of a film as it could’ve been, but as three hours of dopamine packed payoff goes, Avengers: Endgame certainly has its charms.
Writer-director Drew Goddard’s talky, delicately constructed, but dangerously overstuffed 60s set suspense mystery Bad Times at the El Royale is an overlong, but curiously still underdeveloped bit of entertainment that wins one over through the sheer force of the performances contained within it and a handful of good ideas.
Avengers: Infinity War is a huge payoff for a film franchise that spans 10 years, 18 films, and dozens of characters. And for those of us who waited through all the end-credit scenes of every Marvel film, trying to learn everything we could about this universe of superheroes, Infinity War is a very satisfying ride, bringing together a lot of storytelling that’s been developed movie by movie, year over year.
New on Blu-ray this month, reviews of five of the latest releases: Thor: Ragnorak, Coco, The Dark Crystal, Lady and the Tramp, and Darkest Hour.
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While 12 Strong doesn’t reinvent the war film template, this suitably rousing, intelligent, witty, and well told story contains more than a few surprises that make the film’s unceremonious inclusion amid the January theatrical dumping grounds a bit of a head scratcher.
All the major players have been introduced, the stage has been set, and Marvel has finally debuted the first look at what fan can expect from Avengers: Infinity War in the first trailer for the new film, which opens on May 4, 2018.
Thor has been one of my favorite Marvel characters on screen. He’s brash and funny, and he’s from a whole other realm than the mortals of Earth. His films, however, have never really lived up to the potential of Thor’s thunderous charm, and the charms of star Chris Hemsworth, at least until Taika Waititi took the figurative helm in Thor: Ragnarok.