“Live By Night” (2016): Or Hanging Around at Night? (Review)

“Live By Night” (2016): Or Hanging Around at Night? (Review)

Live By Night has all of the pieces to be something exceptional. It has a proven director and writer in Ben Affleck, a stellar cast,…

Nick’s 10 Favorite Films of 2016

Nick’s 10 Favorite Films of 2016

I figured it was about time I started writing again. On January 1, The Cinematic Katzenjammer marked its fifth anniversary. Five long years had passed…

The Best Casino Movie Scenes Of All Time

The Best Casino Movie Scenes Of All Time

Some of the greatest movie scenes and indeed movies in general have taken place in the world of gambling and casinos. Even online casinos have…

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016) Ninjas! Direwolves! Child Welfare! (Review)

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016) Ninjas! Direwolves! Child Welfare! (Review)

There is perhaps no other filmmaker in the world like Taika Waititi. Combining heart-felt stories, a wonderful sense of humor, and the Kiwi whimsy of…

Cinema and The Casino: The Perfect Pair

Cinema and The Casino: The Perfect Pair

It could be the glamorous location, the thrill of not knowing which way the protagonist’s fortune will go, or the vivid colours that invade your…

“X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016): An Absolutely Abysmal Film

“X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016): An Absolutely Abysmal Film

X-Men: Apocalypse is an absolutely abysmal film. It disrespects everything the franchise has attempted to do, disregards previous films and story points, and ‘graces’ us…

Three Reasons Why Marvel Needs to Push the Envelope More

Three Reasons Why Marvel Needs to Push the Envelope More

It is safe to say that regardless of what Marvel does these days, people will watch and pay attention. Even the smallest (no pun intended)…

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016): The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016): The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This is Batman V Superman post #3 for The Cinematic Katzenjammer. Read Vivek’s official review here. Read Sverrir’s opinion piece here. The Good Ben Affleck as Batman When…

Understanding the Minions Craze

Understanding the Minions Craze

Every few years, a phenomenon comes along that captures the world’s attention through a seemingly benign range of cinematic characters. In the late 1970s Star…

Opinion: “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) Was Underrated

Opinion: “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) Was Underrated

Speaking as someone who’s quickly souring on the direction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’m not generally inclined to defend the biggest name in studio…