For all the Marvel movies’ successes – great team dynamics, zippy scripts, solid action – they’ve always had a problem coming up with compelling villains (Tom Hiddleston’s Loki excepted). Captain America: Civil War devises a simple solution: pit the heroes against each other. (more…)
Robert Downey Jr.
Review: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Juggles Characters And Spectacle On A Global Scale
Marvel continues its plans for world domination while its on-screen heroes battle against a foe bent on the same goal in the breathless Avengers sequel Age of Ultron. All the big names are back (with a few more are added to the mix) in a movie that provides non-stop action with some welcome sojourns that examine what it means to be a hero. (more…)
The Judge Review
The Judge (2014)
Dir: David Dobkin
It must be odd to be the highest paid actor in the world. That’s the position Robert Downey Jr. found himself in after striking gold as the fast-talking Tony Stark in the Iron Man and Avengers franchises (and soon Captain America’s movies as well). After a spectacular comeback that rivals any in Hollywood, Downey now seemingly has the world at his fingertips and opted to spend some of that hard-earned cachet as producer and star of the legal drama The Judge. (more…)