Directed by Michael Rianda (Gravity Falls) — Screenplay by Mike Rianda & Jeff Rowe.
Sometimes it’s difficult to really gauge whether or not the hype for a film is justified or not. From the outset, what I had heard about The Mitchells vs. The Machines sounded really good. The premise was neat, I liked what I had seen of its animation style in trailers, but I wasn’t sure if it would work as a total package once I finally felt ready to sit down and watch the film, which had been on my watchlist for quite some time. The reactions that I had heard from my peers also made it sound like far and away one of the best animated films in years, which was overwhelming information that I didn’t know what to do with at that moment since I was a little bit too busy when it was released. I ended up waiting a considerable amount of time before I finally watched it, which meant that when I finally felt the urge to start up Netflix and watch their Lord & Miller-produced animated hit, the hype had sort of died down at least a little bit. So, having now seen the film, do I think the hype was justified? Well, yeah. Though I was trepidatious initially, the film more than won me over.
The first two phases of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe have ended, and the third phase is looking to be the largest and most expensive yet. Still, there are a ton of films coming up in the third phase that we need to prepare for. Today I’ve assembled a watchlist for people interested in the new actors, directors, and writers for two of Marvel’s third phase films. Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #37 – Pre-Phase Three Watchlist”→
The following is a review of Vacation (2015), a Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley film.
Believe it or not, 2015’s Vacation is the fifth theatrical installment in the Vacation-series. We’ve been with the Griswolds through many memorable adventures in Vegas, Europe, and, most notably, across the United States of America. This time around it is not Clark but Rusty Griswold leading his family from the Midwest to Walley World – and, sadly, it is not as memorable as the original Vacation. Continue reading “REVIEW: Vacation (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.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation flew into cinemas last weekend (with Tom Cruise on the side of an airplane, no less) and it went straight to the no. 1 spot. It was a huge win for Tom Cruise and the Mission-franchise, but this will be a tough weekend to win for Cruise. Why? Well, another Marvel Comics property releases this week – the controversial Fantastic Four. Continue reading “Box Office Predictions – Weekend of August 7, 2015”→
So back in January, I noted just seven films that I was truly excited about seeing – but now I’ve already seen a couple of those. So, for the very first time, here are my 15 most anticipated films for this year. Continue reading “15 Most Anticipated Films of 2015”→