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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review – The Best Spidey Film Ever, Full Stop.

By Mike Reyes

Thanks to Jon Watts’ sublime directing, and a cast that’s anchored by a fantastic hero and villain, Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a Spider-Man couldn’t do on the big screen.

It’s been a long damned road to Spider-Man: Homecoming. We got two great films out of the Sam Raimi / Tobey Maguire run, with one absolutely abysmal one that shut down the rumored seven film cycle they were attempting. And then there were two very mixed-up films by director Marc Webb, with Andrew Garfield making a great run as Peter Parker / Spider-Man. But neither of those runs could prepare me for Spider-Man: Homecoming, as this latest film did what the franchise has never done before: it made a superior adaptation of the Spider-Man mythos.

Cocktails and Movies’ Wrap Session – Feb. 21st – 23rd

BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES

The LEGO Movie builds into a bona fide hit, while Monday shocks us with bad news

Egon-Spengler with twinkieSorry we’re late today, everyone. As you are no doubt aware already, very sad news has hit Hollywood today. The man who gave us some of the funniest movies, either as a writer, director, producer or actor such as Meatballs, Stripes, Animal House, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Vacation and more, Harold Ramis, died today at the age of 69. Most remember him as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters and his scientific description of the supernatural energy in NYC vis-a-vis a Twinkie. He was a brilliant writer/director and actor and we all dare you to say you haven’t seen a movie that Harold Ramis was attached to. So, pour out a bit of your cocktail, people. Harold Ramis, you will be missed…

As for the weekend wrap, we’ve got some good news and bad news for you, Mixers.

Review: Robocop (2014) – New Parts, Same Brain

by Mike Reyes

A remake that stay relevant, Robocop makes way for a new generation of fans.

Robocop PosterI have to preface this review with a couple of facts: First, I love the films of Paul Verhoven, particularly the original Robocop and Total Recall. I did see the remake of the latter, and felt that it was rather poor, considering I really couldn’t muster any feelings towards it. Second, I am more open to the concept of remakes than most people are. My reasoning is that if a filmmaker believes they can adapt a previously told story into a more modern with more relevant contexts (especially if it’s a movie I love) then I feel it serves the purpose of drawing in new generations of fans. One Psycho did nothing more than re-shoot an actually good movie into a stupid remake, but Ocean’s Eleven managed to bring the story back in a cool, early Millennium version of cool. There are two sides to the remake coin, and Robocop (2014) manages to be on the right side.

Cocktails and Movies Review: White House Down – Emmerich Has Fallen

Cocktails and Movies Battles It Out To Save The White House Again… Albeit With Varying Results.

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Bad Boys of The Beltway

On one of the most important days in America’s history, just as President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) is ready to pull all of his troops out of the Middle East and pursue peace, an attack is launched that disrupts the seat of government. Only one man can defeat the thugs trying to strong arm the President… Officer John Cale (Channing Tatum). Wait… haven’t we done this dance before? In fact, and this could just be me, but I think I reviewed a movie just like this back in April.