First Reviews for Spider-Man: Homecoming Are In

For the past couple of weeks, we've been hearing some pretty positive reactions to the latest "Spider-Man" flick, but the review embargo has officially broken today, giving us a better look at what critics have to say about the film so far. If these early reviews are any indication, it looks as though the franchise might finally be back on track after struggling to deliver a decent adventure for the famed web-slinger for the past three films. At the time of this article, there are 37 reviews posted with only three being negative, giving the film a 92% and a 7.7/10. Here's just a small sample of what's being said: "That the movie comes off as loose and sweet and light on its feet as it is fee

HBO Releases Second Full-Length Trailer for Season Seven of Game of Thrones

It may have only been a month since HBO released the first epic full-length trailer for the upcoming season of "Game of Thrones," but with the show's premiere a mere three and a half weeks away, they've decided to release a second to get the fans even more excited (as though we needed to see any more for that to happen!). Just like before, the trailer gives us brief glances of the characters, not giving us much context for most of them, but enough to show us that this is going to be quite the action-packed season. Again, we're only going to be getting seven episodes for this coming season, and while the runtimes have revealed that most will not be any longer than usual, we do know that the s

Life: A Lazily-Written Creature Feature (Blu-ray)

The Film: Horror films in space have been a staple of the genre dating all the way back to the 50s, giving us films like “It! The Terror From Beyond Space” to more modern entries like “Event Horizon,” “Pandorum,” and “Jason X.” Of course, the greatest of these has always been Sir Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece, “Alien,” a film that brilliantly combined a thrilling narrative, a claustrophobic and gorgeously-designed environment, and an outstanding ensemble to give us one of the greatest horror films ever made. Since then, there have been multiple filmmakers that have tried to copy its success, leading to several poor ripoffs that haven’t come anywhere close to accomplishing what Scott and hi

The Lawnmower Man (Collector's Edition): Grand Ideas Get Lost in a Silly Spectacle (Blu-ray)

The Film: “The Lawnmower Man,” an extremely loose adaptation of a short story by Stephen King, is one of those movies that I grew up watching several times on TV as a kid. I remember thinking that it was alright, providing a bit of fun as it told its heavy story of turning a simpleton into an uncontrollable genius through virtual reality. But, of course, no one’s tastes in film are particularly refined at that young age, so getting the chance to revisit it after so long had me very curious to see if it held up at all, or if the negativity surrounding it was more apt. As Scream Factory celebrates the film’s 25th anniversary with the release of a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, what better time t

The LEGO Batman Movie: An Action-Dominated Spinoff (Blu-ray)

The Film: Three years ago, “The LEGO Movie” was unleashed upon audiences to spectacular acclaim. It was a fun and exciting ride, and even though it had a somewhat basic plotline, it was still very much entertaining thanks to its boundless imagination (a rather fitting analogy for the building blocks themselves). The film also enjoyed a very successful awards run, claiming multiple trophies for Best Animated Feature right up until its shocking snub at the Oscars, where it seemed certain to win as well. Meanwhile, it dominated at the box office, topping the charts for four weeks in a row and pulling in nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. Because of all this, there was absolutely no doubt

A Cure for Wellness: A Lackluster Screenplay Leads to a Bland Mystery (Blu-ray)

The Film: It’s been rather fascinating to watch the evolving career of director Gore Verbinski. Though he started in the late 90s, he didn’t really get noticed until he helmed the American remake of the Japanese horror film “The Ring” (the rare instance where the remake was better than the original). However, it was right after that that he would give us the original “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy, which truly put him on the map. As if this weren’t enough, he would go on to win an Oscar for his very next film, “Rango,” an animated project that had him working with Johnny Depp once again. Unfortunately, his career took a rather big hit when his next project, the incredibly misguided “The

Bambi (75th Anniversary Edition): The Disney Classic Reaches a Milestone (Blu-ray)

The Film: Once again we return to the wonderful world of Disney classics, with the studio opening their vaults to release another one of their beloved animated works to Blu-ray. This time, Disney brings “Bambi” to the high definition format for its 75th anniversary, celebrating one of its earliest and most cherished works. Like with the previous selection (“Pinocchio”), this was a film I hadn’t seen in over 20 years, giving me an excellent excuse to finally go back and revisit another film that I had fond memories of growing up with. But does it still hold up as well today as it did back then, or are the memories making it seem better than it was? The film begins deep in the woods with the b

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