Category Archives: Film Reviews

Movie Review: “Free Fire”

From Ben Wheatley, the mind behind films such as Sightseers and Highrise comes the new comedy Free Fire. The film follows the story of a Boston arms deal gone wrong. After gun dealer Vernon (Sharlto Copley) supplies his buyers, Chris and Frank (Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley respectively) with the wrong type of guns. Things turn sour fast. With such a simple premise, it leaves effectively an hour long shoot out, entirely set in a run-down warehouse. Continue reading Movie Review: “Free Fire”

TV Review: “Iron Fist”

Warning: Spoilers below.

Since the dawn of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there have been a great number of films in the action genre released with actual substance and character development.  This year’s Logan marked the pinnacle of that perfect blend of action and acting.  Of course, there have also been a few miscues on the part of MCU, mainly X-Men 3: The Last Stand and, on television, Luke Cage, which are still enjoyable, but markedly less well-made.  Marvel’s most recent release, Iron Fist, manages to hit that rare middle target of a Marvel production: great character development with more than OK acting (especially from Jessica Henwick) and writing, but a near-complete failure to deliver the action, in both choreography and editing, to which the MCU fan-base has become so accustomed.

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Movie Review: Power Rangers

The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers is a series that holds a firm place in the hearts of those who remember the original series when it aired. Despite the dangerously low qualities of acting and effects that would make anyone under the age of twenty scoff, another outing for the classic Angel Grove teenagers feels long overdue. After twenty years since any Power Rangers graced the silver screen, it’s a surprisingly welcome return.           Continue reading Movie Review: Power Rangers

Film Review: “Logan”

This is what it feels like to say farewell to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine: It sucks.  It is beyond painful to say goodbye to the actor/role pairing I grew up watching.  Since 2000’s X-Men, when we first met Logan, Jackman, who had only been in two films up to that point, has been a key figure in Marvel films.  Now, 17 years later, Logan shows us just how far both Wolverine has come from his glory days and Jackman has come from his youth.  And let me tell you, the destination has been well worth the ride.  Continue reading Film Review: “Logan”