Why I’m Excited: X-Men: Dark Phoenix

When I was nine years old, I was very excited to see the Pokémon movie. My sister and I loved it; my mom didn’t (a fact that she reminds us of. All. The. Time). With my mom out of the Pokémon game, there wasn’t much of a chance I was going to get to see the …

REVIEW: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Anyone who knows and loves great music has heard some of Queen’s songs, and probably everybody else too, for that matter. People may have heard “We Will Rock You” or “Another One Bites the Dust“ and not even given a thought to where they originated. I grew up with the music of Queen, so like …

First Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer Drops

Get ready to be rocked, as 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The film traces the formation and rise of the legendary band, as well as the tumultuous path to – and through – stardom of larger-than-life lead singer Freddie Mercury. Bohemian Rhapsody has had a rocky production, …

Give and Take in Superhero Cinema

The other day I was talking to a friend and he brought up the idea that there’s no such thing as a perfect movie, arguing that the best films have flaws that enhance them rather than sully them. In principle, I disagree with this (a Hitchens quote comes to mind: “It’s only true if you …