The Road to Perfection – The Phantom of the Open

As I watched the utterly delightful The Phantom of the Open the other day, I had an odd thought. Given all of the various movie franchises we've got crammed into our collective consciousness these days, this film provides an opportunity for something truly groundbreaking. What we need are cinematic universes where Mark Rylance gets to … Continue reading The Road to Perfection – The Phantom of the Open

I Can Admit When I’m Wrong – Top Gun: Maverick

The long-awaited sequel to Top Gun has had its release delayed multiple times due to the COVID pandemic, and to his credit, Tom Cruise fought tooth and nail to ensure that the film would get a full theatrical release rather than going to streaming, as I'm sure its studio, Paramount, would have preferred simply for … Continue reading I Can Admit When I’m Wrong – Top Gun: Maverick

It’s Fun, Once They’re Involved – Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

My sister brought up an amazing point the other day, and it's been weighing on my mind ever since. It was in reference to her hesitation to watch the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie, but it really could apply to a number of films released over the past few years, especially the ones that … Continue reading It’s Fun, Once They’re Involved – Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Disney’s Dark Hold – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

A few months ago, I raged at Marvel's Eternals as the worst film of 2021, and I continue to stand by it. It was overcrowded, utterly without plot, and filled to the brim with eyesore special effects. But the worst offense of all was that the so-called "surprise twist" was that the obvious bad guy … Continue reading Disney’s Dark Hold – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness