Released this coming Friday, “Whiplash” tells a story you will have seen before. The story of a young and talented protégé who is taken on by an unconventional and driven mentor determined to propel them both to greatness whatever the cost. It’s the well-worn trope of a dozen sports movies and even more army boot camp ..
It’s pretty much impossible to comment on Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” without reflecting on and acknowledging the behind the scenes troubles which plagued the movie, as they directly impact the finished product. It’s riddled with problems in the story, structure and pacing while the characterisation is all over the place, squandering some of Marvel’s finest ..
Given writer/ directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore both wrote “The Hangover”, it’s easy to see “21 & Over” as the warmed-up leftovers from that idea given a teen-friendly topping and served up as a new “American Pie”. When Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) reunite to celebrate their old school friend Jeff Chang ..
Top Gun: Maverick has a need, but it’s not necessarily for speed. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to be the punchbag of choice of cinephiles and gatekeepers, to quote Yoda, “there is another” – a phantom menace which, while undeniably delivering the bums on seats that various factions either embrace or dismiss depending on ..