Monday, June 30, 2014

No Sleep till Brooklyn: ‘Do the Right Thing’ Turns 25

For those who can remember, 1989 was undoubtedly the year of The Batman.  The Dark Knight’s shadow loomed large, and the famed Bat Signal was emblazoned on every product imaginable.  Indeed, after all the box office and merchandising receipts had been counted, the “World’s Greatest Detective” emerged victorious.  However, a phenomenon of a much more lasting variety took place merely a week later.  It was spurred on by an exponentially smaller, yet infinitely bolder film.  That film was far more significant from a sociological standpoint.  It exposed long festering wounds that hadn’t yet healed, and openly pondered one of life’s great mysteries: What is, ultimately, the right thing to do?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Scottscope Talk Radio 6/14/2014: Who You Gonna Call?!

On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews Edge of Tomorrow!  Is it just another generic Tom Cruise flick, or is it something altogether different?  Does it mark the beginning of a major comeback for Tom Cruise?  Could it be this generation’s answer to The Matrix?  Might it even be this summer’s best kept secret?  Is it truly as smart as some reviews are letting on?  Does a sci-fi actioner such as this truly have any mass appeal?  Will gamers and hardcore genre fans relate to it more than the average moviegoer?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Scottscope Talk Radio 5/31/2014: The Days of Future Past!

On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, The Roundtable reviews X-Men: Days of Future Past!  Is it the best X-Men film yet?  Is it the best X-Men Bryan Singer has ever made?  Is it true to the classic Chris Claremont story arc?  Is it just as good as, or possibly even better than, X-Men: First Class?  Does it successfully manage to juxtapose the cast of the Singer films with that of the Matthew Vaughn film?  Does it manage to do all of its many characters justice?  Does Quicksilver manage to be the film’s breakout star?  Should the franchise be allowed to continue on its current course?  Would it better off in the hands of Marvel Studios and Disney?