Sonic Movie Trailer: The Legit Take

Real Talk By: Cmack The Don

Hollywood has been trying to cozy up to video games ever since studio big-shots realized there was money to be made from making large-scale productions of the at-the-time new medium of entertainment. Those of us who’ve been around long enough know how this usually goes, and what the track record of successes versus failures are with video games on the silver screen.

Just this past week, Paramount unleashed upon the world the latest franchise to make it’s move to theatres, kind of like a sick cat coughing up an itchy, poorly formed blue furball: Sonic the Hedgehog. Continue reading “Sonic Movie Trailer: The Legit Take”

Captain Marvel Movie Review

Real Talk By: Cmack The Don

*This review contains some spoilers that are necessary to talk about the flick. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!*

The Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know is coming to a close soon, but there’s still some surprises and new material in store before the next phase starts, and our warm-up to Endgame this year is the introduction of Captain Marvel to the MCU. Continue reading “Captain Marvel Movie Review”

Alita: Battle Angel Movie Review

Real Talk By: Cmack The Don

The way I see it, the next biggest thing for big blockbusters on the silver screen are more live action anime/manga & video game adaptations. There’s been plenty of each in the past, but generally, in terms of productions coming out of Hollywood at least, I think most of us can agree that most of those entries have been a bit off Continue reading “Alita: Battle Angel Movie Review”

Superfly (2018) Movie Review

Real Talk By: CMack The Don

The original Superfly starring Ron ‘O Neal debuted in 1972, when most of mainstream film audiences weren’t exactly as familiar with the aesthetics and style of stone cold pimpin’ as they may or may not be today.  The movie was made on a low budget but still released by Warner Brothers pictures, and had the distinction of being one of the first widely released movies with a mostly non-white production and technical team behind it. The soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield has some truly classic 70’s hits, and the soundtrack went on to become more popular than the original film itself, earning close to the same amount of revenue the movie did at the box office. Continue reading “Superfly (2018) Movie Review”

Ant-Man and The Wasp Movie Review

Real Talk By: CMack The Don

Warning: Spoilers Are Below

The first Ant-Man was a surprise MCU-hit for me, considering I’ve never really thought of Ant-Man as a big deal (Jokes, son! Stay sharp now!) even as a massive Marvel fan. The other creepy-crawly based Marvel hero, one of the arachnid variety, definitely casts a bigger shadow in people’s minds and at the box office than Hank Pym and Scott Lang. It seemed like Marvel knew this and made a movie that acknowledged how frankly ridiculous of a character Ant-Man is, and how silly the premise is, in a family-friendly action/comedy with a great cast that combined elements of Honey I Shrunk the Kids and a heist movie, and squished it all into a superhero film. There’s few superhero movies like it, and because of its humble and self-aware approach, Ant-Man really gained a lot of credibility with me, as well as a hilarious cameo in Civil War. Continue reading “Ant-Man and The Wasp Movie Review”