Tag: Idris Elba

Hobbs & Shaw 4K UHD Review

Someone’s Overcompensating It figures that in this current and cursed timeline, something like Hobbs & Shaw speaks sensibly. As a brazen, idiotic, muscle-driven action flick, it’s necessary to spell …

Prometheus 4K UHD Review

Asking Who We Are – Without Answers Marc Streitenfeld composes a masterful theme for Prometheus. Violins rise, evoking a feeling of wonderment, discovery, and emotional excitement. There’s none of …

Thor: Ragnarok 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Ragnarocking Thor: Ragnarok shows how versatile the Marvel Universe can be. It’s a slew of beautiful colors, wacky action, and importantly, a stream of comedy. It’s hilarious. Despite the …

Pacific Rim 4K UHD Review

Jaeger Bomb J.J. Abrams set out to make an American Godzilla with Cloverfield. He did, inventing in a first-person allegory for traumatic national events. Cloverfield recreated 9/11 as Godzilla …

Thor: Ragnarok Review

Of Space Witches and Strongmen If Marvel ever tapped Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker – the team behind screwball classics The Naked Gun and Airplane – to write a comic book movie, the …

The Dark Tower 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Not So Towering Idris Elba plays a gun-toting Jesus. Matthew McConaughey portrays a fire-wielding Satan. Dark Tower is indeed that simple, mashed into a teen fantasy. The two leads …

The Take Blu-ray Review

Not Quite Taken The Take is little more than ugly, sensationalist fiction, crass and exploitative as any film of the post-9/11 terrorist era. Its theatrical existence, under the title …