MOVIE MAN

How things went and how things are gonna go

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By Movie Man

A few times a year, the movie slate is really bad. This is one of those weeks, so that's when the Movie Man takes the time to review his summer film predictions and map out the rest of the year.

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Game adaptations take another hit, man

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Movie Man

The Movie Man did not know "Hitman: Agent 47" was based on a video game.

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Straight outta the gate to No. 1 for Compton

Wednesday, August 18, 2015
By Movie Man

It looks like the Movie Man made the right choice by going to see "Straight Outta Compton" over "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

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‘Fantastic Four’ is hardly fantastic

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Movie Man

Oh, my. The advance buzz was right about the "Fantastic Four."

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Seems impossible, but rogue nation best one yet

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Movie Man

Say what you want about Tom Cruise - his private life might not be too impressive, but his film career sure is. Cruise is a movie star.

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Pixels doesn’t one-up Sandler’s reputation

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Movie Man

Critics are tearing apart the latest Adam Sandler movie, and "Pixels," despite a cool premise, could not even win the week.

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Ant-Man becomes next big Marvel hit

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Movie Man

Marvel Comics has mined its catalogue for its most popular heroes: Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, and the Avengers all have made a ton of cash.

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Hyperactive minions deliver animated laughs

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Movie Man

The first "Despicable Me" (2010, Movie Man No. 885, 7) was mighty good even without those strange, gibberish-uttering yellow beings devoted to Gru running around everywhere.

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Arnold comes back once again to Terminate stuff

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Movie Man

Nothing hurts your head more than a time travel movie.

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Simply ‘1’ of the worst movies ever

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Movie Man

The seemingly impossible has occurred: A worse movie than "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" (Movie Man No. 1136, 3) has arrived.

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Emotional rescue theme of latest Pixar hit

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Movie Man

For a long time, the genius animators at Pixar seemed to never miss. It looked like they would produce an endless series of exceptional movies.

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Fourth dinosaur movie is a monster

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Movie Man

As usual, it's sequel/series city this summer. That's been the case for quite a number of years now.

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Actors pull out the stops in crude, funny ‘Spy’

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Movie Man

Certain actors are sometimes liked more than others, for no discernible reason. That's true even for the Movie Man.

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Forecast for ‘Tomorrowland:’ bland

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Movie Man

Ah, Disney. You're the kings of making bland, forgettable movies - films that look so fantastic in advance and end up being "well, that was OK, I guess."

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Fourth Mad Max runs out of gas late

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Movie Man

You don't see movies like this much anymore. Aside from daring non-CGI action sequences - a lot of them - there are some shocking, startling and downright squeamishly freakish scenes and visions in "Mad Max: Fury Road" - the sort of sequences you seldom see in a major release these days.

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Pursuit of laughs exhausting in buddy film

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Movie Man

Hot Pursuit is one of those movies where you get what you pay for.

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Avengers 2 not super-duper but still good fun

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Movie Man

As everyone on the planet expected, the Avengers sequel, "Age of Ultron", dominated the world box office.

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Top 10 Predictions

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Movie Man

Ah, trying to divine what the top 10 movies of the summer will be - always a Movie Man favorite.

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Second mall cop movie robbed of laughs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Movie Man

Movie Wife has a ready answer as to why movies like "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and this week's "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" are so successful.

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Man, ‘The Longest Ride’ is mighty long all right

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Movie Man

Chick flicks will be around forever. While TV networks like Lifetime cater to the same crowd that often devours "bodice-ripper" novels, many women love a full-bore romantic movie, too.

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