Captain America: Civil War (2016)

An interesting film, certainly different from the standard Marvel fare in some ways, and all too similar in others. Rather than waste our time with another bland, unmemorable, poorly-written villain, “Captain America: Civil War” gives us dual protagonists working as antagonists for each other. Captain America and Iron Man are developed enough that the conflict,…

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

A sleek, fun adventure focusing on several lesser-known comic villains teaming up (not of their own volition) to do the government’s dirty work. The plot and structure recall films like “The Dirty Dozen”. There’s a pretty good amount of chemistry between the characters, and a good amount of tension from the fact they can be…

Trainwreck (2015)

A charming, actually funny romantic comedy. Bill Hader is good-natured and very funny here, Amy Schumer really puts her unique creative voice to the forefront, and both John Cena and LeBron James give very memorable, surprisingly funny performances in their small roles. It’s not a revolutionary take on the genre, but it’s self-aware enough to…