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One of the reasons pulps were so popular was how they could transport a reader to exotic lands without ever leaving their living room or subway train or wherever it was they were reading the magazine. People were inspired to…
Welcome to June! We’re now in the thick of the summer movie season, with all the unwanted reboots and sequels a moviegoer could ever want. Once again, we at the Agony Booth are here to judge which releases this month…
“This is probably a key reason why summer blockbusters continue to thrive: Plot and even coherency can be rendered secondary if the film itself has enough kinetic energy to keep the audience awake for a couple of hours.”
Mawwaige... is what brings us here today. Well, that and talking about how totally fantastic Evie is, the dearth of happily married movie couples, and why Ursa loves The Mummy Returns, even though it's dumb.
Is this movie a graveyard smash, or an undead turkey starring the Happy Madison goons?
Join Tom in the "season one finale" of Minority Report Reviews, as he unwraps the third installment of the Mummy franchise, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor starring Brendan Fraser and Jet Li.
The Cinema Slob is ready to rock (hah!) as he reviews The Scorpion King, a spin-off film from the popular Mummy franchise. Often looked down upon for simply being a cheap attempt to prove Dwayne Johnson could be believable as an action star, the Slob finds that there's a lot more going on in this movie. And most of it involves a perpetually half-naked Kelly Hu.
Tune in for China and Yetis, whining, a complete waste of Jet Li, whining... more whining... Seriously, Alex O'Connell, would you like a little cheese with that?
What has: swords, sorcery, and a female lead who wears nothing but sequins and chiffon? The Mummy prequel The Scorpion King, which also handily features Actual Funny™ and lots and lots of half-naked men. She may not love it, but Ursa's probably not going to be too disappointed in this one.
In this episode: Ursa's Three Rules for Sequels, bad CGI, character development, "The Rock", and Too. Much. Plot. It's The Mummy Returns, as we continue our exploration of franchises, sequels, and why we watch them!
Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are an adventurer and a librarian who team up in 1920s Egypt for an archaeological expedition, only to accidentally awake a high priest buried alive 3,000 years ago. Though it's based on the 1932 Boris Karloff movie of the same name, it has just a tad more in common with the Indiana Jones films.