The early 2000s saw a huge boost in superhero movies, and among this early set was the nearly universally-panned film Fantastic Four (2005). Now, although I was only 14 when the movie came out, I’d like to think my movie taste wasn’t terrible, and I liked the movie so there must have been a special something about that particular story because I agree that the sequel was terrible. Continue reading
The powerhouse that is Marvel Studios has recently revealed another super team that isn’t The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy: The Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) is set to be released June 19, 2015. Obviously, Marvel wants to continue their string of successful superheroes on the big screen that arguably started with Iron Man in 2008 and the pitch-perfect Robert Downey, Jr. Trank is no stranger to the genre, as he brought a refreshing spin to the found footage movie as well as defining what it means to be a superhero in Chronicle. Based on this casting news, it seems Trank is exploring the last half of that theme once again. Below is the list of actors that make up the reboot of this age-old, fan-favorite team that was last brought to the screen (with lukewarm results) in 2005, with Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. Continue reading
#ThatAwkwardMoment is no longer just a popular phrase on Twitter; it’s now jumped off the computer screen and onto the movie screen. That Awkward Moment is set to release this January. The movie is somewhat of a comedic romance, centering on a three-way bromance, chronicling the trio during their pact to remain loyal to each other- although their relationships with women some times get in the way. If this doesn’t sound interesting yet, there are five major reasons why you should go check out the movie.
A young California man with a troubling past is doing his best to turn both his life and his family’s life around. He has a daughter who looks up to him, and a girlfriend who desperately needs to trust him again. After a second time in jail, he realizes he needs to straighten out his life, and there is no better time than on New Years Eve. After a day filled with promises of a better year, he takes his girlfriend out to see the fireworks one town over. As the clock strikes midnight, he is reunited with his friends and ghosts from his past, which leaves him in a situation that has him begging for his life.