It turns out the real #SnyderCut was the relentless, petty whinging and entitled hostility we had to endure along the way.

With the announcement that next year will see HBO Max cynically leverage a vocal and demonstrably toxic fan movement to launch their new service with a Zack Snyder-autered reinterpretation of 2017’s disappointing but ultimately adequate “Justice League” (as a vaguely defined four-hour movie, or possibly six-hour mini-series) we at least have proof, finally, that there…

The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Review

After his scene-stealing turn in “The Lego Movie”, it was only natural that the first spin-off would feature the brick knight himself. While it’s not entirely clear if this is the exact same Lego Batman who appeared alongside Wildstyle and Emmet, there’s no doubting this is “The Lego Batman Movie”. The town of Lego Gotham…

Suicide Squad (2016) Review

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. By the time “Suicide Squad” rolled around, we were meant to be primed for a little down ‘n’ dirty fun to counterpoint the portentous deus ex machinations of the Titans of the DC universe duking it out in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. Instead, things have turned…

Surviving Christmas (2004) Review

Ben Affleck has performed a remarkable career turnaround in the past few years, re-establishing his credibility as both an actor and director with such recent fare as “Gone Girl” and the Oscar-winning “Argo”. It’s hard to believe that he was once one of the most reviled and derided actors in Hollywood. Well, in holiday miracle…