Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Hatred Over ‘Hunger’

Amandla Stenberg as Rue in 'The Hunger Games'

I haven’t seen The Hunger Games. I haven’t read The Hunger Games. In fact, I had never heard of The Hunger Games until news about the casting started hitting the web. The concept seemed interesting enough, but wasn’t something I felt I had to see – completely unlike The Avengers, which I’m practically foaming at [...]

Reel Quickies: ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ (2012)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Ghost Rider. Sure, it had its moments – several, actually – but the overall film just left me rather “meh.” When I heard a sequel was being made, I rolled my eyes. “Not this again. It was wack the first time!” Sure, they said it would darker than the [...]

Disney Kills ‘The Lone Ranger’ (at least for now…)

Lone Ranger Logo

First off, I didn’t even know Disney had a Lone Ranger movie in the pipeline… That news was brought to my attention today at the same time that I leaned the nascent project was being shut down by the Mouse House over budgetary concerns. According to the Los Angeles Times, the budget for the Johnny [...]

Reel Quickies: ‘Tower Heist’ (2011)

The Reel Deel - Tower Heist Poster

Here’s the trailer for TOWER HEIST,  a comedic spin on the OCEAN’S ELEVEN-style ensemble heist tale, starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck and Gabourey Sidibe. The film looks funny as hell and I love the idea of seeing Stiller and Murphy work together. I’ve been following this project since the screenplay was [...]

Reel Quickies: ‘Red Tails’ (2012)

The Reel Deel

I’m very much looking forward to this film. It’s been much delayed in terms of production, with fears at one point that it was never going to happen, but things are now on track for a January 20, 2012 release. I’ll admit, I was sold on the film from its premise alone – a LONG-overdue [...]

Out the Bag…

The Reel Deel - Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

See, this is the problem with Warner Bros. and their cinematic adaptations of their DC Comics properties. Lack of consistency. After Thursday’s lackluster reveal of Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Warner Bros. needed something to get back in the game. They pulled it off with the first glimpse of Anne Hathaway in her [...]

Why I Won’t See ‘The Help’

The Help - Feature Image

Because I’m Black and it’s 2011. That is all…