Tuesday, August 26, 2014

When The Game Stands Tall

Too little passion
Caviezel speaks in whisper
Throughout the whole flick

Still . . .

I choked up a bit
At Chris Ryan's late game stand
Brotherhood trumps self

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Other Woman

An open letter to Mark King, the cheating husband who serves as the comic foil for leading ladies of the film:

August 3, 2014

Dear Mr. King,

After spending nearly two hours with your wife, Kate, I have to say:

I understand.

The Film Geek

Friday, August 01, 2014

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Back in the mid-70s, when comic books cost a quarter and stories were thirty - plus pages long, I'd buy a dozen or more each Saturday from the Ben Franklin and spend an entire afternoon reading.

The X-Men. Hulk. The Avengers. The Defenders. Tons of DC stuff. The fantasy world of comics was intoxicating; I read any and every title I could get my hands on.

Except Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Because I didn't like the first few issues of the comic,  I plunked down my two-bits for other titles. My memory  of the first run of that comic -- summed up pretty well as "Meh,"  -- made me doubt I'd enjoy this flick.

Boy, was I wrong.

James Gunn's space opera wastes no time drawing the audience into the story of Peter Quill. Quill loses his mother to cancer and gets abducted by space pirates within the first few minutes of the film. What follows is 115 minutes of pure popcorn fueled adrenaline. Guardians is a balanced blend of melodrama, romance, suspense, humor, action, 80s pop songs, and references to Kevin Bacon.

And it's the most fun I've had watching a Marvel flick since The Avengers.