Doctor Strange Review

Doctor Strange Review

RYAN: I think I have a new favorite superhero! It’s the latest Marvel superhero movie but seems a lot more like a fantasy action film. It somehow folds into the Marvel universe, which we glimpse into in the first of two after credits extra scenes. It’s not funny racy like Deadpool, but has comedic lines. Benedict Cumberbatch ..

Suicide Squad Review

Suicide Squad Review

RYAN: It’s DC’s big hope for their superhero franchise. Marvel has universally won praise from audiences and critics and even though the DC movies do well, they’re still not considered a success in comparison. And audiences have been pretty vocal about feeling disappointment in them. I didn’t like Suicide Squad as much as Batman v Superman, which I ..

X-Men: Apocalypse Review

X-Men: Apocalypse Review

RYAN: It’s the latest in the X-Men franchise which, if we’re paying attention, has been a bit all over the map – with prequels and spinoffs, etc. It all clicks in this movie though. This was just as good as the last one in terms of innovation and cool factor. I love the villain in ..

Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

RYAN: This movie is like a king size candy bar. It’s more of a good thing and I’m calling it – it’s really an Avengers movie more than a stand alone Captain America. I love the whole #TeamCap versus #TeamIronMan, fresh off of Batman v Superman. That standoff between two of the greatest heroes was one ..

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

RYAN: I’m joined by several associates for this super-packed review because I wanted to share as much expertise as possible for this one. I’ll begin by saying I loved this. It’s a hefty movie. It’s less like a typical superhero movie and more like a great drama with grit whose characters happen to be superheroes. ..

Deadpool Review

Deadpool Review

RYAN: Deadpool is a Marvel comic book hero I was completely unfamiliar with aside from hearing my 13-year-old nephew talk about him. I’m always leery of heroes I haven’t heard of before but I suppose I shouldn’t be because these big screen adaptations have become so consistently reliable. CAROLINE: Yeah it’s remarkable how it’s become ..

Fantastic Four Review

Fantastic Four Review

RYAN: This is the reboot of these Marvel comic characters, previously brought to the screen in a two-film series with different actors and a totally different vibe.  They came out before the real superhero movie renaissance that we’re now in and because the first two weren’t stellar and it feels like we’re getting a new ..

Behind the Mask: The Batman Dead End Story Review

Behind the Mask: The Batman Dead End Story Review

RYAN: This is a new documentary written and directed by my friend Eric S. Dow, someone I’ve worked with for many years at major TV networks. It’s his second feature-length documentary. I was impressed by the first one but I’m even more so by this one. I’m proud of and impressed by him as a strong storyteller ..

Ant-Man Review

Ant-Man Review

RYAN: It’s latest superhero film from Marvel Studios and no one was really anticipating this because no one knows who this character is.  But they will now as it’s a real crowdpleaser.  After the screening, everyone was thrilled by it.  I, however, never totally got all into it. CHUCK: I am 100% opposite from that. This is now one ..

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

RYAN: One of the most anticipated movies since the last one came out in 2012, it’s gonna be a billion-dollar-grossing movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron is here and it starts off so great, having the whole crew together.  There’s a “hero-shot” new the open of the film, where they’re all together and you just feel excited ..

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

RYAN: This is the new X-Men conglomerate sequel because it’s the proper sequel to X-Men: First Class but also a sequel to the original X-Men movies.  It ties everything together and it’s most satisfying for coming so full circle to so many movies. If you, like I, have seen all of the X-Men and Wolverine ..

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

RYAN: This movie is extraordinary! It’s such a step up from the first one in this rebooted franchise.  I didn’t like that one for being released too soon after the Sam Raimi trilogy which was so fresh and fun.  But this one was a lot more enjoyable.  The comedy worked well.  It’s brighter too.  After ..