Author: LeBrainBoy

“X-Men: Apocalypse” Video Review

Folks, this is Marvel’s world, we just live in it. From the perspective of one who has been immersed in geek culture since a very early age, of one who has collected 4-color pulp masterpieces since entering adolescence, comes a dejectedly discouraging testimony…, X-Men: Apocalypse is not the ultimate X-Men movie, nor is it a Marvel mutant saga actually worth watching; it’s not very exciting, it’s even less captivating, and it’s almost no fun, at all. Taking place in the same timeline continuum as X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse — directed with workmanlike...

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“Crimson Peak” Video Review

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2554274/ Guillermo del Toro crafts another filmic feast in Crimson Peak, a Gothic horror mood piece that, while not as substantial or a surprising as one might hope, still delivers his trademark breathtaking visuals to stunning effect. The film opens in Buffalo, New York, 1887. A young Edith Cushing (Sofia Wells), accompanied by her father, Carter Cushing (Jim Beaver), attends the funeral for her mother, struck down by cholera. Later that night, we learn that Edith possesses the power to see the spirits of the departed, as her mother’s terrifying ghost (portrayed by del Toro regular, Doug Jones) visits...

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“Kong: Skull Island” Film Review

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3731562/ Kong: Skull Island Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and company have clearly invested a substantial amount of time, effort, energy, and money to bring King Kong roaring to vibrant, dynamic, colorful life, with somewhat mixed results. As deeply impressive as are the filmmaking skills and special effects craftsmanship on prominent display, so too are some frustratingly puzzling decisions — the results of many of the filmmaker’s storytelling choices — also on display, with equal prominence. Yet this beautifully photographed film is a terrifically entertaining piece of popcorn cinema. The story opens in the early ’70s, as Bill Randa (John Goodman), a...

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