JUSTICE LEAGUE

DC and Warner Brothers’ Justice League enters the movie-sphere lugging a fair amount of baggage. Wonder Woman — 2017’s previous installment in DC’s extended universe — was a success but the two prior outings — Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) — did little to flesh out the world beyond a couple of ill-shaped, somewhat moody, superheroes not quite sure of their place in the world. While Superman, a.k.a. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), struggled with his powers of supreme deliverance, questioning every ramification of his actions along the way; Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne (Ben … Continue reading JUSTICE LEAGUE

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

It’s been said many times before — probably every four years — but rarely has it been said with such vitriol, or rung as true: “Americans are going to get the president they deserve.” Gone are the days of 2008’s campaign of hope and change we can believe in. Nope, nowadays candidates sour the conversation, poison the rhetoric and behave like petulant children. A nation shrugs. We brought this upon ourselves. The same can be said of Zack Snyder’s perverse and uneven superhero slobber knocker, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Picking up during the climatic battle between General Zod … Continue reading BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Movie Beat – 02.14.13

It’s a special Valentine’s Day edition to the beat! Three movies out today, and all of them are in wide release. Two of them are hoping to capitalize on the holiday and might make for decent date movies and the other one is trying to capitalize on all those disgruntled young men without dates. Beautiful Creatures – Lena (Alice Englert) is the new girl in town, and she brings a lot of baggage to town. Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) wants to get out of this small and shabby town, falls for Lena, and hopes that she can get them both out … Continue reading Movie Beat – 02.14.13

Movie Beat – 12.14.12

Any Day Now – Inspired by a true story comes a tale of how you can make your own family. It’s the late 1970s and Rudy and Paul are a very in love gay couple living in an apartment complex in West Hollywood. Next door, a single mother is raising her son, Marco who suffers from Down syndrome, in the worst way possible. One night she leaves, and Rudy goes to check on Marco, and they begin to develop a relationship. Rudy and Paul decide to take in Marco and raise him like their son, and all is going in … Continue reading Movie Beat – 12.14.12