Release: Friday, May 5, 2017 [Theater] Written by: James Gunn Directed by: James Gunn One of the things that struck me about the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is how obviously the returning cast carry their swagger around. It's as if they just got done saving the entire galaxy. But has this level of cockiness really been … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Release: Friday, April 14, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Chris Morgan Directed by: F. Gary Gray Sometimes I find myself asking how we have managed to get to the point where women and children are being threatened by cyber terrorists in a franchise built around car racing. I find myself wondering if things have gotten a little too out-of-hand. … Continue reading The Fate of the Furious
I’m a bit late in re-blogging this latest contribution I made to MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur, but hey — better late than never, right? Anyway, click the link to find my take on this month’s GG theme, which was animated/sci-fi/fantasty (non-Disney or Pixar) films. I chose The Iron Giant.
For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Animated Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Non-Disney/PIXAR) Movies, here’s a review of The Iron Giant (1998) by Tom of Digital Shortbread
Thanks again to S.G. Liput of Rhyme and Reason for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Kim of Tranquil Dreams. We will be reviewing our favorite teenage/high school romance movies. Please get me your submissions by 25th June by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Kim!
Let’s see what Tom thought of this movie:
Number of times seen: at least a dozen
Brief Synopsis: A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (IMDb)
My take on it: Hogarth Hughes (voice of Eli Marienthal) is a typical kid growing up in an era where paranoia has been running rampant…
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Release: Friday, April 3, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Chris Morgan Directed by: James Wan With James Wan behind the wheel, Furious 7 surprises by not only representing an exciting new direction for the young director but possibly the best this franchise has to offer. It's no secret that over the last few films the stakes have been steadily rising for Dom … Continue reading Furious 7
Release: Friday, August 1, 2014 [Theater] I wish I could say I am hooked on this feeling, but I'm not high on believing that indifference is what I should be feeling right now. Especially for a movie that hasn't even made it through opening weekend, yet is already being touted as Marvel's masterpiece. At the very least, such … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy
Release: Friday, May 24, 2013 [Theater] This is my first time reuniting with the crew of car-crazed criminals since 2003, when 2 Fast 2 Furious riled up critics and seemed even to repel some of the fans of the original. I've gotta say, this was a hell of a way to get back in touch … Continue reading Fast & Furious 6