“Don’t watch the mouth; watch the hands.” – Peter B. Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson) in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse In 2018, a brand-new Spider-Man story hit theaters and audiences would not be the same. That’s an enormous statement and,… Read More ›
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It’s time for the Fifth Annual Awards Chat! As we head into the 95th Academy Awards, The Cine-Men go through the Top Six categories, offering our thoughts on each of the nominees in Actor/Actress Supporting, Actor/Actress Lead, Director, and Picture…. Read More ›
Children’s book adaptation “The Magician’s Elephant” reminds the audience to never grow too old to ask ‘What if?’.
Award-winning children’s author Kate DiCamillo is the creator of such works as Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, Flora & Ulysses, and The Tiger Rising. While she’s also written several others, these four are particularly notable as they’ve each… Read More ›
“Causeway” captivates due to stirring performances from leads Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry.
At the time of her new film’s release, it’ll have been close to a year since audiences will have seen actor Jennifer Lawrence at work. Last year’s Don’t Look Up (2021) certainly divided audiences and critics, some marveling at its… Read More ›
If you dig the vibe of David Leitch’s action-comedy “Bullet Train,” snag a ticket to go on unlimited home viewing rides now.
Realism is overrated. We experience it every day: the fear, the frustration, the constantly moving goal posts. Sometimes, it’s really nice to experience something so off the rails, so unrealistic, that all you can do is hold on and go… Read More ›
The recent go-to writer for making a family film, especially one with music, is Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’s not just the mind behind global phenomenon Hamilton, he’s the lyricist behind Moana (2016) and Encanto (2021). It makes sense, then, that if… Read More ›
After 10 years of blockbusters which all led to the box office-shattering Avengers: Endgame (2019), Marvel Studios had two major choices: go bigger or rebuild. In that rebuilding is an opportunity to start fresh and, for the most part, they… Read More ›
Chloé Zhao’s “Eternals” is a somber, thoughtful, and frequently intimate adventure which heralds a more mature MCU.
Since the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2008 with Jon Favreau’s Iron Man, the once indie studio Marvel Studios went on to create possibly the most elaborate series in cinema history as it slowly built up a… Read More ›
In the blue corner, at a height of 394 feet, is the force of nature himself, Godzilla! In the red corner, at a height of 335 feet, is the one and only King, Kong! As all of humanity waits with… Read More ›
Not since the 1962 film King Kong vs. Godzilla have the mighty titans faced each other in combat on the silver screen. It was the third film for both and, in keeping with the traditions of perceived heroism, Kong won… Read More ›
Is it real? Or is it just fantasy? Dig into the bonus features of “Joker” on home video to find out.
At the time of this writing, director Todd Phillips’s Joker is the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, has earned two Golden Globe wins for Best Actor in A Drama Motion Picture and Original Score with two individual nominations… Read More ›
Since director Todd Phillips’s Joker premiered at the 76th Venice Film Festival in August 2019, it’s been mired in controversy. Some hailed the film as an absolute masterpiece of filming, evoking elements of director Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. Others called… Read More ›
Are your spidey senses tingling? Because “Into the Spider-Verse” is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Since 2012, the world’s seen two reboots of the cinematic Spider-Man hit theaters, each with their own triumphs and failures. When it was announced that a new film – albeit an animated one – would introduce another Spider-Man into the… Read More ›