Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016)

I’ve Seen Stranger Things Like Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins, Stephen Strange went to Asia looking for the cure (unbeknownst to the former doctor, the band resides in England—y’know, Three Imaginary Boys, 1979). Unlike Christian Bale’s Wayne, Benedict Cumberbach’s Dr. Strange has a slick sense of humor (“Just Wong?… Like Adele… Or Aristotle? Drake? Bono? … More Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016)

Revisiting The Dark Knight (Almost) Ten Years After

You Could Have It So Much Better If I have to pick my favorite scenes or sequence in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, one would be the part when Batman failed to save Rachel Dawes, second would be the opening bank heist, Heath Ledger’s Joker bombing the hospital would be third and lastly, Batman interrogating … More Revisiting The Dark Knight (Almost) Ten Years After

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Is the Joss Whedon Sequel We Never Had

Before The Avengers became Marvel’s biggest hit (to the tune of $1.5B), Joss Whedon was asked about making Avengers 2 and gave his thoughts on what makes a better sequel. He said that the sequel should go smaller, more personal, instead of just repeating what worked in the first. Then came Avengers: Age of Ultron—it’s … More Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Is the Joss Whedon Sequel We Never Had

Kong: Skull Island

The year is 1973 and the US troops are leaving Vietnam. A US senator reluctantly funds a scientific expedition to Skull Island, an uncharted island in the Southeast Asia. An expert hunter-tracker, a photojournalist, and a helicopter squadron join the scientists in the expedition, braving a cloud system of perpetual thunderstorms that covers the island. … More Kong: Skull Island

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood, 2009)

When it comes to the worse Marvel-based movies, the B-grade X-Men Origins: Wolverine is easily among the front-runners. As a comic-book movie, Wolverine is one serious offender. It has no regards for a lot of things: the first X-Men movie (where Sabretooth appeared), the Weapon X series, the other X-Men characters (i.e., Gambit, Deadpool). But outside … More X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood, 2009)

The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2015)

I haven’t seen a Hou film before. And after seeing The Assassin, I realized that—kind of regretted it actually—watching this film 40,000 feet above the ground wasn’t the best way to appreciate Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s cinematic finery. More so with the aircraft’s engines roaring from just outside the window. Though from what I could make of it, … More The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2015)

Captain America: Civil War (The Russo Brothers, 2016)

Captain America: Civil War finds the Earth’s mightiest heroes split in two. One led by Captain America and the other headed by Iron Man—two evenly matched teams going head-to-head in a mid-movie battle seemingly inspired by the opening sequence of the X-Men cartoons from the ‘90s. While Iron Man got Spider-Man, Captain America’s team is … More Captain America: Civil War (The Russo Brothers, 2016)