Film Reviews

Film Review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Marvel’s Cinematic Universe can do no wrong in its second phase, which has started after The Avengers and leads up to Avengers: Age of Ultron. While Iron Man 3’s plot twist annoyed fans, it was still the highest grossing film of last year. Thor 2: The Dark World didn’t perform as spectacularly as Iron Man 3, but still reached the box-office ... Read More »

Film Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2

This review contains spoilers for all previous Harry Potter movies. The anticipation for these final films have been immense, the build-up monumental. The hordes of fans were nothing less than frothing at the mouth with the waiting. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2 were the pinnacle of a generation’s media when it came to film. It heralded the ... Read More »

Film Review: The Wolverine

Inspired by the giant success of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Twentieth Century Fox has decided to use their X-Men rights to create a cinematic universe of their own. Complete with post-credit bonus scenes for upcoming films, the X-Men universe is set to begin with James Mangold’s The Wolverine, which came out in theaters on July 26. The Premise Set up as ... Read More »

Film Review: Man of Steel

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Superman! The Man of Steel from the planet Krypton is back in Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder of Watchmen and 300 fame, and produced and co-written by Christopher Nolan, the man behind the stunning Dark Knight trilogy. Starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent and Amy Adams as Lois ... Read More »

April Movie Releases: Evil Dead, Jurassic Park 3-D, The Brass Teapot, Oblivion, Scary Movie V, The Lords of Salem

1. Evil Dead This is a remake of 1981’s cult horror classic The Evil Dead and is the fourth installment in The Evil Dead franchise. The original was directed by Sam Raimi (Oz The Great and Powerful), and he returns along with original star Bruce Campbell as producers on the remake. Newcomer Fede Alvarez was picked by Raimi to direct, and ... Read More »

March Movie Releases: The Last Exorcism II, Jack the Giant Slayer, Oz The Great and Powerful, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Host

As expected, January was a little lackluster with movie releases this year, while February was a little too heavy on the romances. March, however, is chock-full of some really promising speculative fiction releases. There are two sequels, a novel adaptation, and two twists on well-known tales. And for lovers of high fantasy like myself, the first two weeks of March couldn’t look ... Read More »

February Movie Releases: Warm Bodies, Beautiful Creatures, Escape from Planet Earth, Dark Skies

1. Warm Bodies February kicks off with the release of the second book adaptation of 2013. Warm Bodies is based on the 2010 debut novel of the same title by Isaac Marion. Fitting for the month, this is not only a zombie movie, but a zombie romance! America has fallen to the zombie apocalypse. Human survivors huddle in heavily guarded ... Read More »

Top 30 Most Anticipated Genre Films in 2013

Happy holidays! The year’s almost over; 2013 is nearly upon us, and it is time to look forward. Today, The Ranting Dragon is looking forward to some of the most promising and anticipated speculative films that are coming to the big screen next year. While last year’s list had only twenty films, this year has enough awesome-looking movies to fill ... Read More »