Review – These Avengers Take An Eternity (“Eternals”)

What? Never heard of these guys? Not surprised. Based on Jack Kirby’s long-forgotten comic book series, these ten superheroes from the planet Olympia have hidden in the shadows for over 7,000 years, but they’ve got to come out and play sometime, right? Originally sent to Earth by the cosmic Celestials to get rid of some mindless…

Review – A Heist Movie That Needed Zombies (“Army of Thieves”)

Remember Netflix’s original movie, Army of the Dead, back in May? This is a prequel to that film. Set six years before the horrifying zombie apocalypse destroyed Vegas, this film centers on the first movie’s quirky, wisecracking German safecracker, Ludwig Deter. In Germany, Matthias Schweighöfer plays a timid, master safecracker & historian named Sebastian (who…

Review – Much Ado About Anderson (“The French Dispatch”)

There is only one Wes Anderson and nobody writes or directs a movie like him. His odd, symmetrical, and weirdly looking film style is unlike anybody else’s in Hollywood. Even his animated films (Isle of Dogs, The Fantastic Mr. Fox) are visually stunning. So, let’s dig in, shall we?  An acquired taste, Anderson’s films are…

Review – It’s Good To Be The Kwisatz Haderach (“Dune”)

Here we go again! This is the fourth time putting Frank Herbert’s Dune on the screen. Besides the 1984 cinematic bomb, there was Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt in 1974, plus the 2000/2003 mini-series on the old Sci-Fi Channel. Will this one be any good? It’s the year 10,191 and nobody’s invented sunglasses? Really? If you’ve…

Review – Good Will Jousting (“The Last Duel”)

This movie is based on the 2004 book, The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager, which was inspired by true events in 1386 France; sorta like blending the literary classics of The Crucible & The Scarlet Letter, but adding a bunch of swordplay. Nice! 1386 France…