Multiverse Implications of the New Mulan Movie?

Yesterday I spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about Mulan. Not the classic animated film from 1992, but rather the upcoming live-action remake due out in 2020. (That’s about the only thing I’m looking forward to in 2020) I’m not all that concerned about whether it’s going to be good or not, frankly I can sum up how I feel about nearly all the new Disney remakes with an emphatic “meh”, and I just don’t see that trend reversing itself anytime soon. I’m much more interested in the fact that out of all the new Disney remakes, Mulan looks…

Mission Impossible: Catch Up

In just under two weeks the newest Mission Impossible movie will arrive and in preparation for this movie, I have a confession to make. I’ve never seen a Mission Impossible movie from front to back. Ever. Not once in my life have I started one of these movies and then some 2 hours later arrived at the end. I’ve seen chunks of most of them. They seem entertaining enough, Tom Cruise is obviously a pretty popular guy, and I’m a big fan of spy movies. There really isn’t a good reason for why I haven’t watched them, other than the overwhelming…

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Look, I’m gonna eventually say something here that qualifies as a spoiler for Avengers: Infinity War so if you haven’t seen it yet you’ve been warned. I won’t be spoiling any details from the newest Ant-Man however. I had the opportunity to go see the new Ant-Man movie last night and I’ve gotta say that after what was an utterly depressing end to Infinity War it was kind of nice to go back to the fun little adventures of a hero like Ant-Man and not think about the fact that like over half of the Marvel characters were wiped from…

Spoilers!

It’s been less than a week people. Less than one week since Avengers: Infinity War was released in the US and yet I’m still seeing people pretty causally dropping spoilers. This really bothers me even though I was lucky enough to dodge all spoilers before going to see the movie. It just seems pretty rude to me though. Like, don’t you want everyone to be able to have the same experience that you had watching the movie? Don’t you realize that just posting on FaceBook comments about potential character reveals can really sour the movie for people who didn’t rush…

Rotten Tomatoes

I have conflicting feelings about Rotten Tomatoes. I know for a lot of people it’s a really useful tool to help them decide what movies to go see, but there is a slight problem with it. The Tomatometer. The Tomatometer is the number that pops up on sites like Fandango, and it’s the number that movies use in their marketing campaigns now. It determines if a movie is “fresh” or “rotten”.  The way that Rotten Tomatoes calculates this number is kind of deceiving though. You see in order for a movie to be considered fresh it has to have received…

Movie Roundup: April 3rd

I’m back with another set of movies to talk about and I’ve upgraded to video format. This week I’m talking about Midnight Sun, 7 Days in Entebbe, and Ready Player One. If you want to just hear me talk about Midnight Sun that’s right at the start, if you want to hear about 7 Days in Entebbe you can skip to here. Finally if you want to hear about Ready Player One skip right to this part. Later. Fun fact, those stupid black bars only appear on the embedded version here, on YouTube itself they don’t exist. I just don’t…