Transformers: The Last Knight Review

By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 3.5 out of 10

transformers_the_last_knight_ver13Imagine taking yourself back to high school. You’re in calculus class, but you forgot to do your chemistry homework. There’s an illusion that you have the washer method down pat, so you put your head down for 5-10 minutes to do your chemistry work, then you look back up to the whiteboard and realize that the teacher skipped ahead four steps, and you’re completely lost. Now imagine that feeling for three hours. Welcome to Transformers: The Last Knight. It’s loud, it’s pretty to look at and Mark Wahlberg tries his best, but Michael Bay’s newest movie fringes on the limits of self-parody, as there is no conceivable way that a human being can intentionally make something that is this thin, confusing and frankly, boring.

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Wonder Woman Review

By Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 8 out of 10

The character of Wonder Woman has always been curious an interesting one to the public eye. Always taking a backseat to other DC staples like Batman or Superman, up until last year we’ve never seen Wonder Woman on the big screen and by March of 2016 we were on actor #3 for Superman (Henry Cavil) and actor #5 for Batman (Ben Affleck). Of course, I’m talking about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that was heavily anticipated but just fell flat for many for being too dark and bloated with storyline.

The only saving grace from that movie was when during the final battle, we see the first Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) to hit the big screen. She stole the film and her name wasn’t even in the title.

Jump ahead 15 months, and we’re introduced to Wonder Woman’s first solo film, and it wins on all fronts; for the DCEU, for superhero movies, for positive female representation and for movies in general.

While Marvel has introduced intriguing female characters in its MCU, they never had the sole spotlight. That’s one area where DC finally gets a point on the scoreboard.

Wonder Woman is much more than a score count and not solely defined by gender: it’s the most fun, engaging superhero movie of the year so far and one of the better origin stories out there.

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Trailer of The Day- Thor: Ragnarok

Marvel just released the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok.

In the third entry, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the galaxy without his hammer while Asgard is under attack by a new threat, Hela (Cate Blanchett). In order save his home, he must first survive a gladiatorial contest that puts him against a familiar face- The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki, with other returning cast members Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Idris Elba as Heimdall.

This will be the first appearance of both Thor and The Incredible Hulk since Avengers: Age of Ultron, since they both sat out on Captain America: Civil War.

We know that at least a portion of the movie will be in NYC, as teased at the end of Doctor Strange, which also means that that character will appear in this film as well.

Thor: Ragnarok will be released this November. First on bat though is Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 next month, and Spider Man: Homecoming in July.

 

Trailer of The Day- Justice League

The first official trailer for DC’s ensemble superhero flick was just released by Warner Brothers.

In this trailer, we see a few more glimpses of Aquaman (Jason Momoa) Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) fighting alongside Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), as well as the first footage of J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

In Justice League, Batman, along with Wonder Woman, unite other metahumans to protect the earth from an newly awakened evil.

Wonder Woman will have her own solo venture this June, so it’s probable we’ll see an Easter egg or two for Justice League around that time.

Directed by Zach Snyder, Justice League releases this November.

 

 

Deepwater Horizon Review

By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 8 out of 10

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After releasing Hancock, who knew that Peter Berg was a fantastic filmmaker? Lone Survivor was an incredibly tense and emotional story surrounding Operation Red Wings’ failed mission in Afghanistan, and with Patriot’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to take a look back to the second movie of Berg’s “American Trilogy”, Deepwater Horizon. Focusing on the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, Deepwater Horizon feels real from beginning to end, anchored by a phenomenal performance by Mark Wahlberg and incredible third act that will stick with you long after departing the cinema.

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Top 15 Anticipated Movies of 2017: Monty’s Take

Thdisney-just-released-the-best-teaser-for-star-wars-episode-viii-with-luke-skywalkere stale 2016 summer season left a bad taste in the mouths of many movie fans. It seemed that for every Captain America: Civil War, a Suicide Squad or Independence Day: Resurgence followed close behind. Luckily, the 2017 slate looks far more promising. Click the break for Monty’s 15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Assassin’s Creed Review

By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 5 out of 10

assassins_creed_ver3Video game movies have been a maligned genre since the 1990’s, when Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo headlined a dreadful reimagination of Super Mario Bros. Earlier this year, Warcraft made its big picture debut in a beautiful, but muddled mess, and the hopes of all video game fans turned to Assassin’s Creed to see if Hollywood could right the ship. Despite having the talents of Michael Fassbender front and center, and all the resources of the video game canon, Assassin’s Creed falls flat with a confusing and disjointed story, a lack of action and a failed attempt to create a new branch in the long-standing series.

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