“AND THERE SHALL COME AN ANT-MAN!” – Cadillac Jack Goes Mano-a-mano with his Inner Child Over the Merits of Marvel’s Latest Masterpiece, and the Verdict? Everybody Wins (Mostly)!
What’s the most telling indicator of what makes a great movie? The way you feel while you watch it; sitting there in the dark clutching your popcorn and jujubes as the film washes over you in all it’s IMAX 3D Technicolor glory, or later, when you lie awake in the night, watching the movie spool [...]
Some Assembly Required: Can “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Overcome A Bloated Run-Time, Too-Many Plotlines & An Over-Abundance Of CGI To Defeat Ultron & Save The Box-Office? (Spoiler Alert: Yes!) [Double-Team Review B]
No doubt about it, the first Avengers movie was a perfect storm of a motion picture. Marvel had been teasing it for four separate movies at this point (the first two Iron Man films, the first Thor and the first Captain America), and not only was the world waiting to know if Marvel could catch [...]
The Surprising Dangers Of “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” (Spoilers, Because Society Forces It….) [Double-Team Review A]
This is not the review it was supposed to be. Originally, this was going to start with a 1950’s-1960 definition of epic film-making – i.e. The Sound Of Music, Lawrence Of Arabia, Cleopatra, et. al. – and how the frequency of these mid-century blockbusters made them the exception, not the rule, of studio movies. I’d [...]
So, late on Monday, February 9th, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios dropped something of a bombshell, which was the most stunning aftershock of the Sony data hack scandal of late 2014.
Starting with a cross-over appearance by the webslinger in an unnamed Marvel film, the Amazing Spider-Man was coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe… mostly. After [...]
The Mid-Season Scorecard: Our Cadillac Jack Takes the Pulse of a Surprisingly Healthy 2014-15 TV Season and Gives His Prognosis for the Second Half
Ah, the touch of Jack Frost biting at our noses – perhaps one of the more horrific visual images I can imagine – and the jingle of holiday bells provide all the evidence we need that the winter is upon us, and that the old year is coming to a close. And as we attend [...]« Previous Entries