"The Boss Baby" Review
DreamWorks Animation’s first effort of 2017 is "The Boss Baby”, generously adapted from Marla Frazee’s 2010 picture book about a baby with a briefcase who randomly shows-up to the house of a husband and wife. The concept is certainly out-there, and could’ve been taken in a load of directions. My main question going in was how the filmmakers were going build a coherent feature out of such a wacky premise.
'Beauty and the Beast' Continues Disney's New Formula Success
For many of you that read my Cultjer articles. I'm often found discussing Disney's new formula. The formula of remaking classic animated films into live-action stories. Disney does it once again with Beauty and the Beast.
'Venom' to be an R-Rated Sci-Fi Horror Film
Sony's developing Spider-Man spinoff(?) on the villain Venom, being written by Dante Harper, is set to be an R-rated science fiction horror film. Harper penned Alien: Covenant, which seems to be taking the franchise back to its roots, so it makes sense from that angle.
Zack Snyder Teases the Inevitable Return of Superman in 'Justice League'
Speaking with USA Today, Zack Snyder has teased the inevitable return of Superman, saying that the team isn't the same without the big blue boy scout.
'True Detective' Season 3 is on the Way with 'Deadwood' Creator Running the Show
True Detective's second season looked to all but end the short-lived series, and for many fans that was fine by them. In many eyes, and mine too, the first season couldn't be matched, and is one of the finest seasons of television in recent memory.
First Blood: The vulnerability before the heroism
When we watch First Blood (1982) today, 35 years after its release and having had our thoughts coloured by three sequels and countless wannabes, we are faced with a contradiction. On the one hand you have the John Rambo we all think of when we hear is name, the fighter, the warrior, the Reagan era American hero. As Colonel Trautman explains, Rambo is ‘an expert in guerrilla warfare, with a man who's the best, with guns, with knives, with his bare hands. A man who's been trained to ignore pain, ignore weather, to live off the land, to eat things that would make a billy goat puke. In Vietnam his job was to dispose of enemy personnel. To kill! Period! Win by attrition. Well Rambo was the best.’
Life (2017) - Movie Review
Incoming! Here comes another space alien film so let's break it down. Here's my take on Life. Not to be confused with Eddie Murphy's Life movie. — Life is directed by Daniel Espinosa and features the story of six members aboard the International Space Station, three of which are the main leads—Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds— are assigned to study an organism from Mars in order to determine if life does exist beyond Earth. However, the extraterrestrial they discover soon becomes incredibly hostile, trapping them within their ship. Now the faction must figure out how to destroy the creature before it escapes to Earth.
'Power Rangers' Is A Wonderful Retelling of the Original Series
*Spoilers Ahead.* — To start off I'm a fan of the original Power Rangers series. I have enjoyed many of its various seasons. Especially during my childhood. I went into this movie thinking that I was going to hate it (the photos and trailers did nothing for me.) I thought for sure I was going to write a negative review here on Cultjer.
Just when you thought (hoped) that Hollywood had run out of 60s, 70s and 80s TV shows to adapt to the big screen, here comes a modern version of "CHiPs" - the NBC police drama that ran for six seasons from 1977-1983 and made Ponch/Erik Estrada an instant star.