“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…

A-Z: “The Princess Bride” (1987): An Alphabet Challenge

A-Z: “The Princess Bride” (1987): An Alphabet Challenge

Here’s a simple new feature that hopefully helps me get back into the grind of things. I simply chose a film (my favorite, The Princess…

Comic Con 2015: Recap and Reactions Part I

Comic Con 2015: Recap and Reactions Part I

Comic Con may be winding down in San Diego, but the news, trailers, and all sorts of goodies that came out of the convention are…

Exploring the Bathhouse: Spirited Away (Review)

Exploring the Bathhouse: Spirited Away (Review)

Growing up, I was the kind of kid that never really found his place. I wasn’t necessarily an outcast or anything, but I was aimlessly…

How Will the Energy Crisis Affect the Film Industry?

How Will the Energy Crisis Affect the Film Industry?

The film industry, like other industries, has been affected by the current world energy crisis. You may not have noticed these effects yet, but they are…

Touring French Cinema: France’s Best Movie Locations

Touring French Cinema: France’s Best Movie Locations

Movies can often play a part in helping to decide where we holiday. We watch a movie, enjoy the sumptuous locations, and want to visit them…