I was a bit slow to the party with Dr. Strange. I don’t really like magic and sorcery-based characters, for reasons that are both spiritual and narrative-based (characters’ abilities are so often so frustratingly vague). But Marvel Studio’s cross-pollination strategy is pretty effective, and after seeing Benedict Cumberbatch in Thor Ragnarok and Infinity War and Endgame and No Way Home, I decided to give his solo films a go.
Spoilers ahead, plus a lot of ranting. You have been warned.
Continue reading Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
In two days, I will turn fifty. Or maybe you could say, I will achieve fifty years old, finishing my 50th year. To celebrate (at least, on this blog), we’re taking a look back and picking a film from each year of my life that I think is notable. My birthday is June 7, so each film came out in the year that began on that date, according to Wikipedia.
Continue reading Fifty Years: Fifty Movies – part four
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #33, and this week’s question is again about comic books and superheroes:
How did we get to the modern superhero movie?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #33: Modern Superhero Epic Movie History
My relatively concrete and rule-bound morality has always made it hard for me to easily get into films where the protagonists are criminals – thieves, robbers, etc. Yet for years movies have told the stories of criminals, often making them lovable, heroic and fun.
But for the purposes of this point, we’re not worrying too much about whether the robbers are heroes or not, we’re just talking about what makes good movie scenes. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #31 – Five Best Movie Robberies