The Batman is an origin story. Not the one you’re thinking of which we’ve seen depicted in film and comic form more times than Superman has abused his X-ray vision powers to spy on hot singles in his area. Director Matt Reeves doesn’t show us yet another slow-motion shot of Martha Wayne’s pearls scattering across a grimy alley as some low-life guns her and her husband down, leaving the crying Bruce Wayne to swear vengeance and grow up to wear a gimp suit with ears. No, in The Batman, Bruce has already been battling crime for 2-years. He’s still young, hot-headed and prone to losing control. He’s Vengeance, but he’s not The Batman. Not yet. Not until the credits roll on this excellent new telling of the Dark Knight.
The horror-comedy genre is a sadly overlooked and undersupplied one. To me, most horror movies have a comedy element to them amidst all the blood and gore, and true comedy-horror movies are among my favourite type of film. So when one comes along featuring Werewolves, one of the coolest monsters around, and based on a video game I’m pretty excited. Werewolves Within is a 96-minute whodunnit romp that’s a surprisingly good time that’s fairly light on the horror but strong on the comedy and charm. And with a critic score of 86% and an audience score of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s one of the highest-rated video game adaptions ever.
MOOOOOOOOOOORTAL KOMBAT! DUN DUN DUN DUN DA DUN. Yes, the trailer for the new Mortal Kombat trailer was shoved out onto Youtube and it’s glorious. Quite honest, after the sheer perfection of the 1996 Mortal Kombat (God, that movie is so hilariously goofy. I love it) I never thought we’d see a modern Mortal Kombat flick, especially because the games themselves are essentially Mortal Kombat movies already. I mean, have you played Mortal Kombat 11? It has over four freaking hours of cutscenes that are so cheesy and melodramatic that it might just make you explode from grinning at the insanity of it all.
I’m something of a movie fan, a side of my personality I don’t typically display too often here on the site. But when a company Emailed me asking if I wanted to review their new movie which featured a gamer vibe thanks to the inclusion of virtual reality […]
As a full-grown adult I have no problem admitting that I have a massive soft spot for animated movies. I love them. I love how they can be so expressive and lively and fun, yet still tackle tough subjects and provide emotionally wrenching moments. The best of them […]
Long term readers will know that usually my movie related content is kept solely to opinion pieces, but from now on I’ll be running the occasional movie review, sometimes with spoilers and sometimes not. Speaking of which, SPOILER WARNING! There’s a moment in the film where Hawkeye takes […]
Random Loot is a new series in which I get to focus on one particular game, movie or even comic, be it relatively old or quite new, and then ramble about it, often going off-course in the process or using it to make a point about […]
Random Loot is a new series in which I get to focus on one particular game, movie or even comic, be it relatively old or quite new, and then ramble about it, often going off-course in the process or using it to make a point about something […]
Box Office Mojo seems to know when the release date for the Assassin’s Creed movie is going to be. A visit to the page reveals a date of May 22nd, 2015, a release date which would put it just one week behind Marvels’ The Avengers 2. Surely nobody […]
Within BioShock can be found one of the most iconic worlds known to gaming, the vast and hauntingly beautiful Rapture, an underwater city that was once a eutopia and is now nothing more than a place of death, inhabited by Splicers and worse. Now, an indie film is […]