I, like most discerning movie watchers, skipped Jem when it came out last year. Another 80’s-cartoon-turned-modern-day-film just didn’t fit in my theater budget. Especially when there were no superheros or truly outrageous special effects to be seen in the trailer (See what I did there?). But on a random Thursday night, when I had a little free time and an extra 2$ to spare, I stopped at a Redbox and picked up last year’s box office failure. Something made me choose it over the critically acclaimed The Martian; fan favorite, The Mockingjay; or sillier fare, such as The Night Before and Daddy’s Home. And I missed ALL of those in the theater. So imagine my surprise, when Jem turned out to be an entertaining treat for the whole family. Sure, plot holes abound, and some of the acting was sub-par, but the music was on point, and I ended up ignoring all the flaws because of the sheer joy and good message the film delivered. Continue reading →
Honestly, I never thought much about it, But if I had, I would not have thought a Power Rangers major motion picture would happen… Until recently, that is. Because recently, Hollywood has stopped trying to have unique ideas. Instead, the Hollywood machines seem to be focused on having their cash cows regurgitate my childhood, throw it up, call it fresh and see if I’ll swallow it. With that strategy firmly in place, we now have a Power Rangers movie coming in 2017 (I’ve got details on that film below). But in truth, this show already got the most amazing movie it will ever have. And you’ll never see it in theaters. Fortunately for you, I’ve got the entire thing for you to watch right here a the bottom of this article. Continue reading →
Handsome boy meets cute cat. Handsome boy needs help and meets cute girl who loves cats. Sappiness and romance ensue. It’s basically that simple. But the question remains, even when a story is so simple and basic, is there really a difference between the book and the movie? The answer, as always, is a resounding, “Hell, yes!” Continue reading →
I have to admit, when a friend asked me to review this movie, the first thing I thought was, “Hmmm, I haven’t heard of it, does that mean its extra bloody and gutsy?” This movie proved that instinct wrong-this time anyway. Although Patrick: Evil Awakens does have its moments (flying shards of glass, a hand burning on a sandwich grill) I wouldn’t call it a gory movie. Continue reading →
Funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are never too far away from each other, it seems. The real-life best friends are back together again in a new film where they play sisters. The preview hit the internet this week and looks hysterical. It reminded me of the teen party movies of the 90’s, but all grown up. Raise your hand if you remember Can’t Hardly Wait. Raise the other if you remember seeing American Pie in theaters and hearing the term “MILF” for the very first time. This new trailer takes me back to my senior year of high school and reminds me of those movies if we were to make one here in our 30’s instead. In fact, I think that’s exactly what these ladies did. And for that, I thank them.
Sooooo… last night I went to bed with steam drifting from my ears over the Black Widow situation. I woke up this morning determined to ease my troubled mind by finding myself some Black Widow satisfaction. The goddesses of geekiness, whoever and wherever they may be, smiled on me and granted me these videos. The first is a trailer and the second is a title sequence. Both are for a Black Widow movie that does not exist and as far as we know, is not in the works. But a girl can dream. Enjoy, my Sister Geeks, and bask with me in the awesomeness that could be: Continue reading →