Tag Archive | Will Smith

Review: “Bright”

Review: “Bright”

“Bright” is ostensibly a police thriller set in a world where magic exists, but it comes with a clever thought under its high-concept premise: what does racism mean in a world where sentient creatures are literally of different species? Humans of different skin colors would seem pretty unremarkable to even the most virulent racist when […]

Critic Speak Podcast: Episode 8

James and I open this week’s edition of the Critic Speak Podcast with a new invention. Inspired by overwhelming listener feedback about James’ multiplex audience horror story from last week, we decided to put an original spin on the classic party game “Who Would You Rather?” using various movie theater patron stereotypes. The game runs […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 31

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 31

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. After last week’s record-breaking Memorial Day frame, over which my predictions fared pretty well (10.3% off on the mondo-success “Fast & Furious 6,” 2.9% off on “The Hangover Part III,” and just 1.4% off on […]

“Independence Day” headed back to theaters in 3-D

All the negative press about 3-D post-conversions on the Internet has not dissuaded studios from mining their vaults for new opportunities to take advantage of the technology, and “Independence Day” is the latest victim. Roland Emmerich’s 1996 sci-fi blockbuster made a whopping $817 million worldwide when it was first released, so it’s safe to assume that […]

Review: “Men in Black 3”

After nearly four years absent from the big screen, Will Smith decided to make his return with a sequel no one asked for. “Men in Black 3” could practically be imagined by anyone blessed with an ounce of imagination, and until the third act, that’s about what we get. The first film was a smash […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of May 25

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I have experienced a total slump in correctly predicting weekend box office numbers as of late. Two weeks ago, I decided to stick with the general consensus on Dark Shadows rather than going with my gut, which told me to predict a more […]