As much as they want to tell us Creed isn’t a Rocky movie (it’s a reboot), it’s a Rocky movie. But, as a Rocky movie, it does manage two important things: It hits on the inspirational spirit the movies strive for and sometimes achieve...Show More Summary
There are a lot of things that could have given us hope for Legend. For one thing, it stars Tom Hardy, rarely a point against a movie. And not just one Tom Hardy-- Legend gives us two, as Hardy...
There are a number of ways you can read Creed as a movie. First of all there’s the cynical view that movie producers were looking for a way to capitalize on a vaunted Hollywood name – in this case, Rocky – in order to make box office money without really trying. Then there’s the view […]
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN is kind of a stitched-together creature itself, mixing up tones and styles with a crazed abandon reflecting that of its title character—at least, the one we see in this latest take on Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. As played by James McAvoy, previously seen on the big-budget stage overseeing another group of überhumans in the […]
The classic “a boy and his dog” story is a pretty traditional idea in movies aimed at children, and The Good Dinosaur is basically as cliché a take on that classic story as they come … only this time the dinosaur is the owner, and a human is the pet.
Victor Frankenstein is by no means terrible, but that doesn't mean it's particularly good either. The post ‘Victor Frankenstein’ Fails to Come Alive (Movie Review) appeared first on Glide Magazine.
PLOT: Upon the death of his brother, a madly ambitious young scientist named Victor Frankenstein enlists the help of a hunchbacked circus clown in order to bring the dead back to life. REVIEW: It's been over 20 years since a major studio felt the need to give FRANKENSTEIN a big-budget revivification. Show More Summary
Based on the 1818 gothic romance novel by Mary Shelley, Paul McGuigan’s Victor Frankenstein may be named after the Creature’s creator, but it actually attempts to separate itself from the recent onslaught of Universal Monster movies by focusing the story on Igor, Victor’s assistant. In this adaptation, the two men cross paths late one night […]
No. 7 in a series, “Creed’ stars Michael B. Jordan as Sylvester Stallone’s protegé. It’s a rarity, A.O. Scott writes: “a terrific boxing movie.”
The Good Dinosaur may be the oddest duck in the whole Pixar menagerie. Arriving 18 months behind schedule, and just five after the ecstatically received Inside Out, it’s at once an enormously sophisticated visual achievement—just look...Show More Summary
The Good Dinosaur stampedes into theaters this evening, and despite the setbacks and casting changes, reviews are generally pretty good. But we're guessing it's not going to be many viewers' favorite Pixar movie — not when there are so many to choose from! Related: Pixar Announces Release Dates For Incredibles 2, Cars 3, Toy Story 4, & [...]
Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone deliver a "Rocky" movie that's true to its roots, yet fresh, and sure to deliver an emotional K-O.
Nobody liked Fantastic Four. Not critics, based on the reviews, and not audiences either, based on the box office. Not even its own director, who jumped on Twitter to distance himself just as the movie was opening in theaters. Nevertheless,...Show More Summary
The plague of gun violence in Chicago is indeed a dire emergency. It’s just too bad Lee arrives on the scene with the movie equivalent of a circus wagon instead of an ambulance. [ more › ]
The strange thing about The Danish Girl is that it conveys its transexual heroine’s experiences in terms of erotic obsession—with silk stockings as the major fetish item—but is itself mostly sexless, at least as far as her life as a woman is concerned. Show More Summary
If there is ever a movie that cries out for being seen NOW it’s filmmaker Robert Ripperberger’s 7 Days in Syria. When it was completed some months ago it was a solid documentary about the Syrian Civil War that took you so inside the devastation that you could almost smell the aftermath of guns and [...]Show More Summary
Just because a movie is downbeat or depressing doesn’t make it deeper than movies with more style. Sometimes it makes a movie downright shallow.
You'll have to excuse Scott Stapp. He's just a little confused – though thankfully, this time it's not about his family's involvement with ISIS. See, there's this movie called Creed that's hitting movie theaters nationwide on November 25. You've probably heard of it. In fact, if you've ever watched a Rocky...
It's been a while since us mere mortals have seen Creed lead singer Scott Stapp out and about in the world of entertainment. After Creed's brief but momentous rise to the heights of late â??90s and early 2000s rock and roll, the singer quickly disappeared from our radios like he'd gone into hiding. Show More Summary
It wasn’t about what he thought it was going to be about.