• Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Extraction’

    In Extraction, Chris Hemsworth plays Tyler Rake, a black market mercenary who is fearless but only because he’s at the end of his rope. He’s solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But it’s not so cut and dry. A rival kingpin in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers is making things ever more difficult for Rake and the boy (played by Rudhraksh Jaiswal).​ Sam Hargrave‘s first feature-length film (after working as stunt coordinator and second unit director for many of the most recent Marvel movies) is what action-junkies live for. If you want something hard-hitting, then this will deliver. For close to two solid…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…’Extraction’

    While movie theaters may not open their doors for a very long time, we can still enjoy some stunning cinema from the comfort of our (quarantined) home. So if you need a little excitement – and who doesn’t these days? – please enjoy this sweet trailer for the latest Chris Hemsworth actioner about a mercenary who embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career. Check it out below. Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Avengers: Endgame’

    ​If you’re reading this now, Avengers: Endgame is, at the moment, the most financially successful film of all time. There are a lot of factors and responsible parties who can take credit for this film reaching that milestone, and even from a logistics standpoint, this film should be celebrated. It helps that the characters are so beloved (let’s face it, there is huge brand awareness), and the studio has such reverence for the material. Further, the actors playing these iconic superheroes have done so well with the roles. So well in fact, you could probably make a movie about these guys having lunch or hanging out in the living room (see…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Avengers: Infinity War’

    Avengers: Infinity War hits Blu-Ray this week, and it is just as thrilling as it was in theaters. An event ten years in the making, Avengers: Infinity War is the best Marvel movie to date. Like the events in the story, the success of Infinity War is a team effort for which you can credit the studio, the producers, and the directors they trust with these dense narratives to ensure that each new story will top the previous effort. Joe and Anthony Russo have outdone themselves and raised the bar for all future MCU endeavors. Each of these iconic characters have grown in the last decade, and you really can feel…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Avengers: Infinity War

    ​It may sound incredibly trite and unoriginal to state this, but Avengers: Infinity War is the best Marvel movie to date. It’s an accurate statement to describe an event ten years in the making, and you’re likely to see top film critics quote something similar in trailers and ads after the film’s release. Like the events in the story, the success of Infinity War is a team effort for which you can credit the studio, the producers, and the directors they trust with these dense narratives to ensure that each new story will top the previous effort. Each of these characters has grown in the last decade, and you really can…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Captain America: Civil War’

    While we were not entirely fond of the previous installments in this series, Captain America: Civil War is a vast improvement in terms of dramatic storytelling. This third entry is much more sophisticated, and capable of handling multiple characters as opposed to the sluggish blur that was Avengers: Age of Ultron. The most memorable part of this (you can thank the Civil War comic series) is that there is motivation – true, legitimate impetus and consequences – for each character taking a stance. It’s easy to see why each character is so resolute, but don’t feel bad if you can’t easily take a side. Really, neither one is wrong. It’s amazing how…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (2nd) Trailer…’Captain America: Civil War’

    2016 seemingly has its fill of comic-themed showdowns…flights, tights, and might all duking it out on screen. This month we have the Bats V Supes title-fight (if you’re into that whole DC thing), but as soon as the dust settles from that, it will be time for the Marvel camp to enter the ring. Theirs is an equally tense, and rather epic looking slug fest. So have a look at the second trailer for Captain America: Civil War and tell us which corner you’ll be in. Oh, and stick around to the very end of the trailer. Enjoy! An incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…’Captain America: Civil War’

    If you were watching Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, then you already witnessed the awesomeness of the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. It seems that Marvel’s Phase 3 is moving in the right direction and the Russo Brothers are bringing more of the energy and edge from their last outing (The Winter Soldier) with Cap. Also, it’s great to see how full circle the series is becoming with the shared universe. Case in point: William Hurt returning as General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross! So far, so good Marvel. We’ll look past Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s underwhelming story because we were more than happy with Ant-Man‘s colorful, fun and upbeat entry to…