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To this day, I can recall the low expectations I had for the first X-Men film released in 2000. With a modest budget, a director not known for doing superhero/action movies, and a cast largely unknown to me, as well…
Our latest installment of Movie Duels takes us back to the hoary years of 2006, when we got two movies about stage magicians in the late nineteenth slash early twentieth centuries. Now, it’s no surprise why magic shows were popular…
After helming two successful X-Men films, director Bryan Singer departed from the franchise to work on smaller, more personal projects. But we’re dealing with Bryan Singer here, which means that he left to do a $200 million Superman film that’s almost entirely made of frowns.
Logan says goodbye to the Wolverine in a way that's respectful to Hugh Jackman's tenure and tackles what mortality means, which is generally difficult to do for characters who are either literally immortal or too iconic to fade away.
It’s a new month, and time for another batch of box office predictions. We’ve finally escaped the movie dumping grounds better known as January and February and entered that time of the year when there’s at least some small chance…
Peter Pan begins, but with a friendly Captain Hook, Rooney Mara as an Indian, and songs by Nirvana and the Ramones, you’ll understand the original story even less once you watch the prequel.
By popular demand, Sybil looks back at one of the most maligned comic book movies ever produced. But will she say what you want her to say about it?
A Children's Treasury Of Hugh Jackman Being Adorable
The Only Tony Awards Recap You'll Ever Need
“This movie left me wanting more, rather than leaving me frustrated, which is high praise for a film that deliberately screws over its own continuity this much.”
“Maybe I hadn’t given Singer enough credit before, and X2 would be a lot better than I remember it being. It wasn’t. It was worse. Way worse.”
“Jesus, maybe it’s just the line reading the actress gives, but the only way this scene could be less subtle is if Wolverine suddenly broke into a song and dance routine.”
Morning Sideboob: Forget Easter, Rihanna Celebrates 420
“The Prestige is an interesting puzzle that’s complex while still being fun. Well, as ‘fun’ as a Christopher Nolan film can be, anyway. ”
“It gets really, really dumb. It honestly starts feeling uncomfortably like a deleted scene from X-Men Origins: Cheap-looking CGI, nonsensical plot developments, and laughable execution. The only thing that prevents it from having the worst payoff to a mystery in a movie this year is the fact that Star Trek Into Darkness came out.”
After a three month absence, the Cinema Slob returns with an all-new installment of Superhero Month! And what better way to kick off a month of superhero movies than by taking a look at an origin story? Find out how everyone's favorite adamantium-clawed mutant got his start in X-Men Origins: Wolverine!
We look at the criminally underrated and unloved monster mash that is Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale in Van Helsing! With the help of his friend Harold and questions from the public, Tom delves into the history of the Van Helsing character, the various attempts at a sequel, and why Van Helsing is the archangel version of James Bond. Featuring a special guest appearance by Dracula!
“Between this, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it appears the ‘sounds like a joke but is actually a real movie’ movie is officially a real genre.”
It's time for a New Year's Eve special! Mr. Mendo closes out the year with a double review of Les Misérables and Django Unchained! And as a cap-off, you'll get an answer to the question we know is on your mind!
“The whole production practically makes itself. All they needed was for the director not to fail in every way imaginable. But director Tom Hooper somehow managed to do just that.”