Franchise Rewind: A Second Look at Style Over Substance of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Coming off the revitalization can be tricky for any filmmaker. Working off another's script can be even more difficult. Yet the task assigned to J.A. Bayona appeared to be a strong match on paper. During my initial viewings, I quickly soured on the film. In the name of fairness, I revisited Bayona's dino adventure, scripted by Colin … Continue reading Franchise Rewind: A Second Look at Style Over Substance of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Franchise Rewind: ‘Jurassic World’ Thrives as a B-Movie But Stumbles When Reaches For a Point

Seven years after Jurassic World revived the franchise, we are approaching the end of Colin Trevorrow's trilogy. With that in mind, we're rewinding the tape to look back over the franchise. The new trilogy has introduced dozens of new characters of questionable quality, but the undeniable success of Jurassic World brought audiences back to Isla Nublar. The action-adventure … Continue reading Franchise Rewind: ‘Jurassic World’ Thrives as a B-Movie But Stumbles When Reaches For a Point

Trailer: New ‘Rocketman’ Trailer Really Shows Off the Music, the Fantasy, and Taron Egerton as Elton

After the massive success that has been Bohemian Rhapsody, there was never any doubt movies would follow it. That said, Rocketman, which tells the story of Elton John, came much faster than expected. Obviously, the film began production before Bohemian Rhapsody was released, but if the trailer says anything, its that Rocketman could be a much more complete film. Leading … Continue reading Trailer: New ‘Rocketman’ Trailer Really Shows Off the Music, the Fantasy, and Taron Egerton as Elton