X-Men Apocalypse (**): Where do we go from here?

Question 26. Is this the movie where acting goes to die?

Fantastic Four (***) – Time spent in the negative zone

Fantastic Four - 2015 Director Josh Trank Writers Trank and Simon Kinberg Starring Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Simon Kinberg, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson The politics of Hollywood perspective mean that often times below average movies are given a free pass for not being better (see Transformers series) and … Continue reading Fantastic Four (***) – Time spent in the negative zone

X-Men: Days of Future Passed / The Rogue Cut: We can go anywhere from here

The Rogue Cut is like the bloom of a rose the day after you thought it had reached maturity. Instead of beginning to wilt, it flows even more thoroughly from its core, giving the bloom a depth and resonance it never had previously. The interesting thing about it though, is that it's not only or even primarily because of the sequence of Anna Paquin scenes that this version of X-Men succeeds.