It’s summer season! Most likely the biggest movie of the summer is Captain America: Civil War because (a) it’s the biggest crossover film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, (b) Marvel has a track record of monstrous comic book hits and (c) Disney has already bribed us all to give Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice great reviews so of course they’ve created a huge conspiracy to bump up the box office of Captain America: Civil War to win the summer. The moment has arrived! Oh and A Bigger Splash comes out, too. Here are the releases for the week of May 6th:Read More →
Hot Take: According to Papa, Hemingway was an asshole when he drank. He was boring, too.
The most the film about the later years of the life of Ernest Hemingway has to offer is a cinematic look at Cuba. Papa: Hemingway in Cuba was the first U.S. film to be made in Cuba since 1959. The visuals of the island are beautiful and stand out as the dull story of the decline of the literary giant as he offers an olive branch to a writer who sends him a fan letter. Read More →
Hot Take: Do you hate your mother? Take her to see Mother’s Day. The worst movie of 2016 so far. Maybe the worst movie ever.
As I watched Mother’s Day, the stark realization came over me that time travel does not exist, at least not anything affordable to the masses. If it did, the future version of myself would have stopped me from suffering through this ill-conceived dumpster fire of a film that isn’t even relieving when the credits roll. The film opens and closes with a brutal Meghan Trainor song (called “Mom”) that is actually worse than Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband” which, if you’ve heard “Dear Future Husband” is stupefying. Read More →
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a Kevin Smith Q&A at The Borgata in Atlantic City. It was enlightening, hilarious and surprisingly inspiring. Here’s the 10 things I learned during the Q&A:
1. Kevin Smith: Eternal OptimistRead More →
Another six-pack of releases hit the DVD shelves and this week’s batch is less appealing than last week’s choices. The options include the latest Jennifer Lawrence/David O. Russell collaboration, the most recent Nicholas Sparks conversion, yet another YA dystopian tale and three films that received no box office love. Keep reading as MHT gives recommendations on what to buy, rent, stream or skip for the week of May 3rd:Read More →
Hot Take: Pure tension and paranoia. Sitting in the theater was uneasy and I was glad to be sitting with my back against the wall.
A small time touring punk-rock band is going to land some shitty gigs. This is reality for any small time band, really. It’s hard to imagine a shittier gig than a deep woods dance hall for white supremacist neo-Nazis in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. However, now, thanks to Green Room, you don’t have to. After the band performs and heads out, they walk in on a murder scene and the punk rockers turned witnesses are thrown into a brutal, suspenseful fight for their life as they seemingly wait for the police but soon find out they’ll be lucky to make it out alive. Read More →
The Jungle Book ran away with April as Disney landed it’s second big hit of the year. With Zootopia over $300 million and The Jungle Book headed there, Disney will likely have their biggest hit of 2016 so far in Captain America: Civil War. Welcome to the summer season! With 21 films slated for release in the month of May, here’s the trailers for all of them, ranked by anticipation:
1. Captain America: Civil War (May 6th)Read More →
Hot Take: Are you a Ratchet & Clank fan? Are you 10 or younger? If your answer is “NO!” to both, stay away. If your answer is “YES!”, you still might want to stay away.
I worked in a video store for 15 years and remember when Ratchet & Clank came out for the Sony PlayStation 2. If you worked in a video store or knew someone who did, you know how you played every game and watched every movie. By the time, I left the industry, I had experienced six Ratchet & Clank games. Every time one came out, the shelf would be filled with copies and no one ever rented them. We’d always get a ridiculous amount of copies. Meanwhile, we’d get one copy of NCAA Football and some employee would have it out and the customers would be losing their mind they couldn’t get NCAA Football. That’s my memory of Ratchet & Clank.Read More →