writer: Simon Kinberg

Dark Phoenix

June 7, 2019
The Synopsis: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. The Review: The X-Men series has gone on for some time now. Marvel seems [...]

X-Men: Apocalypse

May 27, 2016
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is an explosive, action-packed adventure, the latest addition to the "X-Men" series of films. It features a powerful villain, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), and he is the mutants' greatest challenge. Due to a tragic event, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and the other mutants must [...]

Fantastic Four (2015)

August 7, 2015
"Fantastic Four" is an origins story, a genesis account of how the famed four became, well, fantastic. They are all here: Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell). We see a young Reed in the beginning of the film, working on [...]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

May 23, 2014
The new "X-Men" movie, "Days of Future Past", is action packed and features time travel to 1973 as well as seeing characters such as Magneto and Professor X in both versions of their younger and older selves. The viewer gets to see President Nixon, Washington, old TV sets and it might produce a [...]

X-Men: The Last Stand

May 26, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

For those of you who have seen prequels I and II, this movie picks up where II left off with some interesting twists (you're probably as surprised as I was to see Famke Janssen among the cast list). If you haven't seen the earlier episodes, "X-Men: The Last Stand" opens with enough historical [...]

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

June 10, 2005
"Mr. and Mrs. Smith" reminds me a lot of the 1985 film "Prizzi's Honor" starring Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner. It's the same M.O. but with a few different twists and updating. The tagline for "Prizzi's Honor is "Hired killers by day. Devoted lovers by night. Until they found their next [...]

xXx: State of the Union

April 29, 2005
I was wondering how they came up with the name XXX. After viewing this sequel, I determined that it quite possibly stands for X-tra X-treme X-plosions. The last time I saw that much stuff blow up I was with my buddies on July 4th. This movie was a hundred minutes of explosions, gunfire, and [...]

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