Action

vault-movie-review-x-men-apocalypse

Vault Movie Review: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

This is a non-spoiler review of “X-Men: Apocalypse” starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and more!

vault-movie-review-x-men-days-of-future-past

Vault Movie Review: "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

This is a non-spoiler review of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and more!

the-fast-and-the-furious-2001-a-twenty-year-celebratory-movie-review

"The Fast and the Furious" (2001) A Twenty Year Celebratory Movie Review

As of June 22nd, 2021 the Fast & Furious franchise will officially be 20 years old! Why not celebrate this still-going movie series by taking a look back at the original. Not the Roger Corman flick. Care to join me on this ride? Let's talk about 2001's 'The Fast and the Furious' that started it all!

the-villains-were-right-how-christopher-nolans-batman-trilogy-is-about-the-judgment-of-gotham

The Villains Were Right: How Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy Is About the Judgment of Gotham

Most superhero and action movies are about the protagonist rising to the occasion and saving the day. While the Batman trilogy looks like it follows that formula on the surface, I would argue it actually does the opposite.

should-i-watch-the-last-airbender

Should I Watch..? 'The Last Airbender'

It might not be Christmas but it sure feels like turkey time! The film that almost ruined the career of M. Night Shyalaman, this wretched anime adaptation is widely hailed as one of the worst films ever and Benjamin Cox is inclined to agree.

vault-movie-review-x-men-the-last-stand

Vault Movie Review: "X-Men: The Last Stand"

This is a non-spoiler review of "X-Men: The Last Stand" starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and more!

should-i-watch-the-long-kiss-goodnight

Should I Watch..? 'The Long Kiss Goodnight'

Sometimes, a good old-fashioned action thriller just can't be beat. And while this may borrow some themes from a more recognisable film franchise these days, Benjamin Cox has a lot of time for this under-rated effort.

vault-movie-review-x2-x-men-united

Vault Movie Review: “X2: X-Men United”

This is a non-spoiler review of “X2: X-Men United” starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and more!

should-i-watch-lucy-2014

Should I Watch..? 'Lucy' (2014)

On paper, this should be a blast but on the screen, the combined talents of Luc Besson and Scarlett Johansson can't save the film from almost tanking. So what went wrong? Benjamin Cox uses less than 10% of his brain to explain.

vault-movie-review-x-men

Movie Review: “X-Men”

This is a non-spoiler review of “X-Men” starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and more!

vault-movie-review-captain-america-civil-war

Movie Review: “Captain America: Civil War”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Captain America: Civil War” starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and more!

captain-america-and-black-panther-how-two-iconic-characters-lose-and-regain-their-faith

Captain America and Black Panther: How Two Iconic Characters Lose and Regain Their Faith

Captain America and Black Panther are two fan favorite characters in the MCU. Their strong convictions and morality are inspirational and much of this comes from their upbringing. As the films progress though, this is turned upside down.

movie-review-zack-snyders-justice-league

Movie Review: "Zack Snyder's Justice League"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Zack Snyder's Justice League" starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, and more!

self-awareness-in-progressive-ideologies-how-black-panther-handles-just-causes-with-self-examination

Self-Awareness in Progressive Ideologies: How "Black Panther" Handles Just Causes With Self-Examination

Many movements seem to me so caught up in their emotions that it's getting to the point to where it's starting to harm their causes. 2018's "Black Panther" has a scene that I believe applies to today's progressive movements as both a foreshadowing and a warning.

should-i-watch-house-of-flying-daggers

Should I Watch..? 'House of Flying Daggers'

So you liked 'Hero' then, did you? Looking for another martial arts epic with dazzling visuals and an engrossing story? Benjamin Cox looks back at one of the prettiest films he's ever seen and wonders where such films can go from here.

vault-movie-review-ant-man

Movie Review: “Ant-Man”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and more!

zack-snyders-justice-league-2021-a-double-sized-epic-movie-review

Zack Snyder's "Justice League" (2021): A Double-Sized Epic Movie Review

In 2017 we thought the world was given the only official "Justice League" feature we would likely ever see in our lifetime. Turns out there was a production hell that kept the true vision of Zack Snyder on the shelves... until now. Is it better or worse than Joss Whedon's version? Let's find out!

vault-movie-review-avengers-age-of-ultron

Movie Review: "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and more!

review-justice-league-synder-cut

Review: "Justice League Snyder Cut"

"Justice League" was a massive flop behind the scenes and on the big screen once Zach Snyder left, but in a big surprise, his actual vision is a much more coherent and interesting film.

vault-movie-review-guardians-of-the-galaxy

Movie Review: "Guardians of the Galaxy"

This is a non-spoiler review "Guardians of the Galaxy" starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and more!

should-i-watch-birds-of-prey-2020

Should I Watch..? 'Birds of Prey' (2020)

Salvaging her role from the disappointing 'Suicide Squad', Margot Robbie brings us the anarchic and disturbed Harley Quinn back for a second go. And once again, she isn't alone. Benjamin Cox goes back to Gotham to investigate.

should-i-watch-shaft-1971

Should I Watch..? 'Shaft' (1971)

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Richard Roundtree's iconic character proved a milestone for African-American representation in cinema. Benjamin Cox can dig it!

vault-movie-review-captain-america-the-winter-soldier

Movie Review: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and more!

vault-movie-review-thor-the-dark-world

Movie Review: "Thor: The Dark World"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Thor: The Dark World" starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, and more!

vault-movie-review-the-avengers

Movie Review: "The Avengers"

This is a non-spoiler review of "The Avengers" starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and more!

should-i-watch-sudden-death-1995

Should I Watch..? 'Sudden Death' (1995)

It's safe to say that 'Die Hard' has inspired more than a few imitators over the years - including this Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle. Benjamin Cox gets onto the ice to examine this explosive but derivative effort.

should-i-watch-django-unchained

Should I Watch..? 'Django Unchained'

As controversial as ever, Quentin Tarantino's first western is an ultra-violent and bloody affair that demands your respect and attention. Benjamin Cox likes the way you subscribe, boy!

movie-review-outside-the-wire

Movie Review: “Outside the Wire”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Outside the Wire” starring Anthony Mackie, Damson Idris, Enzo Cilenti, and more!

vault-movie-review-thor

Movie Review: “Thor”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Thor” starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, and more!

vault-movie-review-iron-man-2

Movie Review: “Iron Man 2”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Iron Man 2” starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, and more!

why-quantum-of-solace-was-such-a-letdown

Why 'Quantum of Solace' Was Such a Letdown

In 2008, "Quantum of Solace," the sequel to the subjectively outstanding "Casino Royale," was released. Needless to say, it didn't live up to my expectations. Here's why.

should-i-watch-last-man-standing-1996

Should I Watch..? 'Last Man Standing' (1996)

Akira Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo' gets another English-language remake, albeit one a bit more official than 'A Fistful Of Dollars'. But with such an iconic movie as inspiration, can this live up to expectations? Benjamin Cox reloads and takes aim.

vault-movie-review-the-incredible-hulk

Movie Review: “The Incredible Hulk”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Incredible Hulk” starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and more!

vault-movie-review-iron-man

Movie Review: "Iron Man"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Iron Man" starring Robert Downy Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, and more!

vault-movie-review-ava

Movie Review: “Ava”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Ava” starring Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Colin Farrell, and more!

should-i-watch-jurassic-park-iii

Should I Watch..? 'Jurassic Park III'

You'd think after two movies, they'd learn not to go back but here we are again! Benjamin Cox digs deep into this less heralded third trip back to Dinosaur Island and realises there isn't much more than old bones left.

movie-review-wonder-woman-1984

Movie Review: “Wonder Woman 1984”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Wonder Woman 1984” starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and more!

wonder-woman-1984-movie-review

'Wonder Woman 1984' - Film Review

This is a spoiler-filled film review for "Wonder Woman 1984." If you have not seen it and don't want to be spoiled, don't read this. If you have seen it or don't care about spoilers... well, be my guest.

vault-movie-review-pirates-of-the-caribbean-dead-mans-chest

Movie Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and more!

vanguard-review-a-messy-cgi-heavy-action-adventure

'Vanguard' 2020 Review: A Messy, CGI-Heavy Action Adventure

Jackie Chan stars in the latest film from Stanley Tong. Vanguard is loaded with sloppy CGI, terrible green screen effects, and a ton of wire work that would sicken the fans of Jackie Chan's more popular films.

justice-league-2017-whedon-edition-movie-review

'Justice League' (2017) [Whedon Edition] Movie Review

'Justice League' has caused quite the commotion among comic book fans over the last few years; between switching of directors from Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon, reshoots and rewrites, & now the controversy raised by Ray Fisher. But how does the 2017 film hold up before we get a new version next year.

batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-ultimate-edition-2016-a-vengeful-movie-review

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition' (2016) A Vengeful Movie Review

When the DC film production studio was trying to play catchup with Marvel, they made the tactical move of hitting the fast forward button on their second installment of their latest cinematic universe. Cramming in as much setup they could fit in a three hour runtime... Worth it? Let's find out!

spider-man-far-from-home-infinity-saga-chronological-reviews

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' - Infinity Saga Chronological Reviews

This is the final entry in my Infinity Saga Rewatch series, where I review Marvel's and Sony's "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Spoilers lay ahead.

tenet-2020-a-timely-movie-review

'Tenet' (2020) A Timely Movie Review

Christopher Nolan is a masterclass writer/director; can he save the cinemas from financially collapsing with his latest feature? Will his new film be the greatest of all greats and great the greatest great of great films?! I mean... Why don't you lovely readers hop on in here and find out?

movie-review-project-power

Movie Review: "Project Power"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Project Power" starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, and more!

remembering-the-mask-of-zorro-1998

Remembering "The Mask of Zorro" (1998)

A retrospective look at 1998's "The Mask of Zorro."

man-of-steel-2013-a-swell-movie-review

'Man of Steel' (2013) A Swell Movie Review

Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' was the launch of the current DC cinematic universe, but was it a good one? It's been seven years now, so maybe a revisit is in order! Join me as I take a look at the good and not so good qualities that make up this origin story reboot.

should-i-watch-fantastic-four-2015

Should I Watch..? 'Fantastic Four' (2015)

Critically reviled and losing more money than a Donald Trump casino, this attempted reboot of a troublesome franchise was dead on arrival. But why is it so bad? Benjamin Cox conducts another autopsy.

green-lantern-2011-an-enlightened-movie-review

'Green Lantern' (2011) An Enlightened Movie Review

The comic book movies of DC have made a turnaround lately with the fans, but things weren't looking so bright nearly a decade ago with the release of 2011's 'Green Lantern'. Is it possible that maybe we were too harsh? No. The answer is still no... But why don't we take a look as to why!

was-the-new-mutants-worth-the-wait

Was 'The New Mutants' Worth the Wait?

This a review and discussion of 20th Century Studios' long-delayed film, "The New Mutants." I try my best to avoid spoilers, but I make no promises. Take that as a warning.