Passengers Review



Passengers is a star-driven, big-budget monstrosity. Other than a fun supporting turn from Michael Sheen and a handful of cool concepts (that way better films will hopefully steal one day), this film failed creatively on nearly every level.  Continue reading Passengers Review


Five Things To Like About Suicide Squad


Mike Thomas’s unchallenged reign of terror is over, folks. My name is Matt Waters and if you’re reading this there’s a decent chance you’ve heard my dulcet tones as co-host of The Reel World Podcast breaking down the entire X-Men and Batman franchises in recent months. If not, well… I’m Matt Waters and I’m here to make Mike regret giving me login credentials for his blog website. And what better way to start than to come to the defense of a film widely branded as one of, if not the worst film of 2016?

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The Trump Era Films: The Dark Knight Rises


With four years of Donald Trump the President of the United States on the horizon, we are all going to have to find some ways to cope. My way is certainly just about the least productive possible. I will be searching for movies that provide some sort of catharsis for myself. It’s self-indulgent to the last degree, but we all need a little something.

When The Dark Knight Rises was released in 2012, it was met with a mix of derision and confusion. One of the more interesting and alarming aspects of the film was the right-wing propaganda components of the story. Continue reading The Trump Era Films: The Dark Knight Rises

Five Things About Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice That Do Not Completely Suck

After finally (and begrudgingly) re-watching the latest installment of the DC Extended Universe, I decided to find some elements of the film that were not completely without merit. The film itself was still largely unpleasant and tedious to experience. However, there were a few key details or ideas (mostly on the margins) that struck me as being NOT AWFUL. Without further ado, I present the Five Things About Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice That Do Not Completely Suck. Continue reading Five Things About Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice That Do Not Completely Suck

The Tape Crusaders: Episode #6 – The Dark Knight


The Dark Knight was a fairly well-known film in its time. Mike and Matt decide to go back and take a look at this hidden gem to see if it’s worth paying attention to in any way. Wish us luck!

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