In which, Andrew and the Dude (aka the Ghost of Christmas Movies) discuss Carrie Fisher’s heart attack, Martin Scorsese’s declaration that cinema is dead, and then break down the latest attempt at a video game movie: Assassin’s Creed.
In which, Tracy, Andrew, and Dude take a break from the election coverage to watch something more mystical and thrilling–Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Our heroes run down the list of reviewable topics, including the scope of the film, the cast (with quite a bit of division over favorite cast members), the special effects, and more. Check out our YouTube stream to hear Tracy’s Skype meltdown at an opportune moment.
***** SPOILER ALERT *****
This review will be discussing plot points which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
The phrase “summer blockbuster” may as well have been coined for X-men: Days of Future Past. This monolith of cinema was released on Thursday, just in time to dominate the long, holiday weekend, and I went and saw it twice in preparation for this review (mostly because I forgot my notebook the first time, but I digress).
While comic fans probably have a lot of gripes about this movie, and rightly so (yes, this was supposed to be Kitty Pryde’s movie; yes, some of the characters were not true to their comic book profiles), the movie itself was an entertaining ride from start to finish.