Talking Movies: What If…? Thanos and the Masters of Evil

In Avengers: Infinity War (Russo and Russo, 2018) the Mad Titan, Thanos (Josh Brolin), finally made a significant appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). When the idea of a two-film saga based on the Infinity Gauntlet comic book (Starlin, et al, 1991) was first announced, I, like many others, had many theories about what … Continue reading Talking Movies: What If…? Thanos and the Masters of Evil

Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: Ant-Man

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: Ant-Man

Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Lawnmower Man: Director’s Cut

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Lawnmower Man: Director’s Cut

Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Matrix Resurrections [SPOILERS!]

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Matrix Resurrections [SPOILERS!]

Talking Movies [Christmas Day]: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Released: 11 December 1992Director: Brian HensonDistributor: Buena Vista Pictures DistributionBudget: $12 millionStars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Jessica Fox, and Meredith Braun The Plot:On Christmas Eve in 19th century London, the cantankerous and cold-hearted moneylender, Ebenezer Scrooge (Caine), is visited by three spirits in a desperate attempt by his deceased … Continue reading Talking Movies [Christmas Day]: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Talking Movies [Mayan Doomsday]: Armageddon

Over the years, there have been many theories about when the world will end but one of the more prevalent was the mistaken belief that doomsday would befall us on December 21st 2012 based on the Mayan calendar ending on this day. Of course, not only did this not happen but it wasn’t even based … Continue reading Talking Movies [Mayan Doomsday]: Armageddon

Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas

Released: 29 October 1993Director: Henry SelickDistributor: Buena Vista Pictures DistributionBudget: $26 millionStars: Chris Sarandon/Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page, Ed Ivory, and William Hickey The Plot:Jack Skellington (Sarandon, with Elfman singing), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, has grown weary of embodying the same macabre holiday year after year. When he stumbles upon … Continue reading Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas

Talking Movies: Spider-Man: No Way Home [SPOILERS!]

Released: 17 December 2021Director: Jon WattsDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $200 millionStars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, and Benedict Cumberbatch The Plot:After having his secret identity publicly outed, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Holland) finds himself branded a murderer and hounded at every turn. In a bid to return his life to something … Continue reading Talking Movies: Spider-Man: No Way Home [SPOILERS!]

Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Batman Returns

Released: 16 June 1992Director: Tim BurtonDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $65 to 80 millionStars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, and Michael Gough The Plot:Gotham City’s preparations for Christmas are interrupted by the emergence of Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (DeVito), a deformed former circus performer who quickly wins the hearts of the city and is … Continue reading Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Batman Returns

Talking Movies: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Released: 24 November 2021Director: Johannes RobertsDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $25 millionStars: Kaya Scodelario, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, and Neal McDonough The Plot:In the year 1998, the grim post-industrial town of Raccoon City has just lost its biggest employer, the Umbrella Corporation. While college student Claire Redfield (Scodelario) believes Umbrella … Continue reading Talking Movies: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City