Kevin: The version of “Solo” that audiences see this weekend will likely be significantly different from the one originally envisioned by “21 Jump Street/The Lego Movie” masterminds Chris Miller and Phil Lord before they were abruptly fired during production last year. In their search for a veteran filmmaker who could quickly come in and deliver … Continue reading Thirty Years Before Going “Solo,” Ron Howard Tried to Navigate George Lucas’ Worst Instincts in “Willow”
Kevin: While “Karate Kid” fever is again sweeping the nation like it’s 1984, I remained wary of the new “Cobra Kai” television series mainly because any time Hollywood tries to revisit a beloved decades-old property, it almost always turns out badly (e.g. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Tron: Legacy,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”). … Continue reading Is “Cobra Kai” Worth Signing Up for YouTube Red, or Should We Just Watch “Karate Kid III” (or “Iron Eagle”) Again?
Kevin: The reviews for the newest “Star Wars” spin-off “Solo” came out this week, and the consensus seems to be that the film is an entertaining but flawed and unnecessary look back at the origin of our favorite space smuggler. Of course one advantage this movie has is that we know Han, Lando, and Chewie … Continue reading The Rewind: Did “The Last Jedi” Get Better With Time, or Does it Still Really Suck?
Kevin: A couple of weeks ago CJ and I reviewed “Avengers: Infinity War,” and we found ourselves surprisingly amenable to Thanos’ desire to wipe out a good chunk of humanity after sitting next to the world’s most annoying Marvel fan. After nearly three hours of having to endure this insane woman’s loud commentary on the … Continue reading Who Is More Annoying in a Movie Theater: Greta Gerwig or the Woman Tweeting Behind Her?
Kevin: If you are wondering why you are seeing a bunch of “Star Wars” memes in your social media feed today, it’s because it is May the fourth, get it? You know, how “fourth” kinda but not really sounds like “force,” so “May the fourth be with you.” Yeah I know it’s really stupid, but … Continue reading “Star Wars” Friday Flashback: May the Fourth Be With “Solo” to Be Better Than “Rogue One” or “Last Jedi”
Kevin: Well CJ like most of America apparently, we caught “Avengers: Infinity War” last weekend. Note that they changed it from “Infinity War Part 1” a while back, because as we’ve been repeatedly told, this is not one movie that’s been broken into two parts for financial reasons, as with the final “Hunger Games” or … Continue reading Review: It’s Thanos vs. the Avengers in “Infinity War,” and Kevin and CJ vs. the World’s Most Annoying Marvel Fan in the Theater!
Kevin: November 1990, Houston, TX. A young Kevin and his best friend Rich arrive at the movie theater on a Saturday afternoon to see the highly anticipated (by them anyway) “Predator 2.” But when they arrive at the ticket booth, they are told that they are too young to see an R-rated movie. Undeterred, they … Continue reading Kevin Finally Sees “Predator 2” on the Big Screen Nearly 30 Years After Having to Settle for “Three Men and a Little Lady”
Kevin: Mike I know you and I have previously discussed the news that the entertainingly sleazy (or sleazily entertaining) Gerard Butler heist flick “Den of Thieves,” which became a surprise hit earlier this year despite a distinct lack of geostorms, is even more surprisingly getting a sequel. Well since that article and our review of the film continue … Continue reading “Den of Thieves 2” Update! Director Drops New Sequel Details, Doesn’t Seem Too Concerned About Needing a Script
Kevin: It’s hard to believe now, but back in 2001 Michael Bay actually appeared to be on the cusp of being taken seriously as a filmmaker by the critics, with his upcoming three-hour war drama “Pearl Harbor” positioned to be the next “Titanic” both at the box office and at the Oscars. Instead the movie … Continue reading Shit Just Got Real: “Bad Boys II” Returning to the Big Screen in May at the Alamo Drafthouse!
Kevin: Well with the summer movie season getting ready to kick off with “Avengers: Infinity War” in a couple of weeks, CJ and I decided to check out the last of the spring blockbusters over the weekend with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Rampage,” which is based on the ‘80s arcade game in the same way … Continue reading Review: Kevin and CJ Saw a Giant Gorilla Fight a Giant Alligator, Plus They Also Watched The Rock’s “Rampage”