Insidious: Chapter 3 brings the Insidious series full circle by ending the trilogy in the form of a prequel. For fans of the series this jump in time will be apparent, but for viewers new to the series it can be enjoyed independently and without fear of spoiling the first two films.
While a good sci-fi movie can be an incredible experience, this particular genre is often victim to hit-or-miss manuscripts and production. Often times, what stands between poor and awesome is how realistic the science in the film seems to be. There is just something that attracts us sci-fi fans to realistic circumstances – maybe it’s that chill we get in our spines when we know that something like that could actually happen. Here are five movies that withstand the test of time, thanks to their realistic storylines and portrayal of events.
The 80’s was a great time for horror movies, moving away from all of the “birth terror” films of the 70’s into various new sub-genres. While it’s easy to accept the influence of great films like The Thing and Halloween, there were plenty of movies that were “so bad they were good.” These movies were fun, silly, over the top, and so ridiculous that we couldn’t get enough of them. So to remember that golden era of B-movie horror that was the 80’s, here are the best “bad” horror movies of the decade.
We’ve been teased with the concept art of The Avengers‘ Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver for the upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Now we’re actually getting to several pictures of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) on set. There’s even a little bit of bonus Hawkeye for you Clint Barton fans out there.
Captain America: Winter Soldier is the Marvel Cinematic Universe FINALLY doing Captain America justice. Every element of the Winter Soldier was executed so well, that when brought together, created a thrilling pseudo-spy action-thriller, with so few weak points, they are deemed mostly irrelevant. The supporting cast didn’t feel shoehorned in and rather felt like essential parts of the story. Whether you’re going to the theater to see Cap, Black Widow, Falcon or Nick Fury, the excitement never wanes, as each hero gets their opportunity to kick some ass.
It goes without saying that I’ve been less than kind to X-Men: Days of Future Past. I’ve mocked Storm‘s costume, laughed at the PEZ dispensers looking Sentinels, and even criticized Bryan Singer’s return to the franchise in general. And while I still standby my criticisms, X-Men: Days of Future Past looks as though it has the potential to be more than the sum of its parts. But don’t take my word for it…
Oh Iron Man 3. I can’t even begin to explain just how excited I was for this movie. While Iron Man 2 injected more fun, and a bit of ridiculousness, into the Iron Man series, it looked as though Iron Man 3 was going to take a more serious approach. At the very least I had hoped that Iron Man 3 would fall somewhere between the first Iron Man movie and Iron Man 2 in terms of how good it was. It was easy to compare Iron Man 3 to Dark Knight Rises after the initial Iron Man 3 trailers were released. Both looked to be darker films with a somber tone, showing our heroes with their backs to the wall. There are certainly parallels to be drawn from Dark Knight Rises, but it unfortunately wasn’t the somber tone that Iron Man 3 echoed.