Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranking Phase II

Since the last time I did this list there have been more films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so I saw fit to update that list ahead of the imminent release of the long awaited Avengers: Infinity War. I’ve altered some of the text on the entries that belonged to the previous list where…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to outer space with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2; the story of Peter Quill learning about his origins. I’ll start this by saying that I had issues with the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of them stemmed from my personal inability to connect with the tone. Everything…

War Dogs

After a busy old July and August it’s back to reviewing for you fine folks, and the first chance I’ve had to see something not already covered by this fine site was director Todd Phillips’ (Old School, The Hangover) new offering War Dogs. Over the last few weeks the trailer for this has been popping…

10 Cloverfield Lane

Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane is a very difficult film to talk about as the marketing has had any real details about the film cloaked in absolute secrecy so I’ll try not to talk in specifics throughout this review. I’ll start by saying that people looking for a sequel to the 2008 found footage monster…

Joy

David O. Russell’ Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence as the titular character based on the real world figure Joy Mangano who rose to the head of a powerful business empire with a simple idea. It sounds like it should be a really difficult story to tell and in many ways it is. There are so many…

Burnt

John Wells’ Burnt casts Bradley Cooper as badboy chef Adam Jones who tries to gain the coveted third Michelin Star to have a physical sign of the perfection that he strives to achieve. Burnt tows a thin line with the main character. On paper Adam Jones is everything that should be unlikeable. He’s rude, arrogant,…

Marvel Ranking

With the upcoming release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring and attempt my own Marvel Ranking. Below you’ll find my list of the Marvel movies in order of quality from worst to best. It’s something that a lot of websites do so I thought it’d be…

On the Silver Screen – American Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper tells the true story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s 4 tours of duty during the war on terror. First thing to note is that Bradley Cooper gives a first rate performance here. Over the past few years he’s really been proving his worth as a versatile leading man in various…