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Everything Must Go (2011)

Alcoholism is a common subject that has been explored for cinematic mining since Billy Wilder’s THE LOST WEEKEND (1945). There have been many avenues put to film that observe why people fall victim to the bottle and the consequences of every drop. 466 more words


Ant Man Review

Have you noticed the running trend of superhero movies facing massive production problems? If you catched my Deadpool trailer reaction post you’ll remember that it’s been in production for close to a decade and the journey for Ant Man has not been any smoother. 939 more words


Review - "Ant-Man" is Big On Fun

Before going into “Ant-Man”, the 12th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was a bit hesitant.  My lack of knowledge of Ant-Man gave me the idea that this superhero and his powers were kind of a joke and mildly stupid compared the other Marvel heroes we have met so far.  670 more words


The Martian | "I'm Alive" - TRAILER

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. 307 more words


Review: 'Ant-Man'

Bigger is not always better. That mantra really only applies to pizzas and paychecks. We’ve seen this notion fail more recently in the Marvel cinematic universe with… 700 more words



Ant-Man,” the final piece in Marvel’s so-called “Phase Two” of their Cinematic Universe, invites us all to do what I have done for the past five years: not to take any of this too seriously.   557 more words

Movie Reviews


THE lengthy production background to Ant-Man’s journey to the screen is almost as longwinded as a superhero origin story itself.

Marvel Comics’ head honcho Stan Lee initially pitched the idea of adapting the characters for movies in the late 1980’s, only for Disney to overlook it in favour of Honey I Shrunk The Kids. 1,130 more words