REVIEW: Wet Hot American Summer – First Day of Camp (2015)

First Day of Camp

“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” is available on Netflix and functions as a prequel to the 2001 comedy “Wet Hot American Summer”

Let me preface this by saying that I didn’t watch the original film when it was first released. Somehow I had never heard of the film until a few years ago. Before watching the film I considered it a potential hidden gem featuring some of my favorite actors. Then I watched it, and I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the film – but I never loved it. Somehow this prequel show made me a believer. (more…)

Box Office Predictions – Weekend of July 31, 2015

Box Office 2015

The following is a new weekly post on I’m Jeffrey Rex, wherein Jeffrey predicts the coming weekend numbers at the box office for North America.

Somehow Ant-Man kept the number one spot last weekend, but that will probably be the last weekend win for Marvel’s Ant-Man. This week the Marvel superhero will battle two famous franchises. Surely, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation & Vacation will take down Ant-Man. (more…)

REVIEW: True Detective – “Church In Ruins”

True Detective Review

The following is a review of “Church In Ruins” from the second season of True Detective, beware of spoilers.

“Church In Ruins” had quite a job to do for the season to still be appealing. Most critics have felt that this season has had a tough time in comparisons with its predecessor. It hasn’t been as interesting or exciting, nor as strong in performance, writing or direction. This episode had to have strong performances, and it also had to move towards an end for the season. Thankfully, “Church In Ruins” is the best episode of season 2 yet. (more…)

Marvelous Monday #28 – 2016 is a problem

I'm Jeffrey Rex' Marvelous Monday - 28

Superhero films are extremely popular right now. We are, indeed, in the golden age of comic book films – but it won’t last forever. The last few years have been pretty good for comic book movies – 2012 was a successful year for The Avengers – 2013 was a successful year for Iron Man 3 – 2014 produced three great superhero films – and 2015 is actually a light year for superhero films, seeing as there are only three films total this year. But here’s the thing, there are too many superhero films next year… 2016 is a problem. (more…)

REVIEW: The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? (2015)

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Written and Directed by Jon Schnepp

The following is a review of Jon Schnepp’s The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?

For more reasons than one, this is the perfect time for Jon Schnepp’s documentary to be released. Not only is Ant-Man out in theaters in the summer of 2015 – a film infamous for the Edgar Wright-problems – but Avengers: Age of Ultron suffered from problematic quotes from its director back in April 2015. Meanwhile, Superman has not been this relevant since 1978.

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Box Office Predictions – Weekend of July 24, 2015

Box Office 2015

The following is a new weekly post on I’m Jeffrey Rex, wherein Jeffrey predicts the coming weekend numbers at the box office for North America.

After last weekends opening win for Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, the superhero film will have to battle with familiar foes in Minions and Jurassic World, as well as face off against new box office rivals in Paper Towns, Southpaw, and Pixels. (more…)

REVIEW: Ant-Man (2015)

Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios poster for Ant-Man (2015).

The following is a spoiler-free review of Marvel’s Ant-Man (2015).

We’ve reached the final film of Marvel Studios‘ Phase Two – Ant-Man is here. If this sounds like Marvel has gone for one of the most obscure comic books they’ve ever done, then you’re not entirely wrong. The general public wouldn’t be that familiar with the character, but he is not unimportant – his film is much more than a stopgap between Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Captain America 3 – in fact, this origin story is a breath of fresh air for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)