Hustlers: American Hustle vs America's Sweethearts

American Hustle vs America's Sweethearts

Two movies about keeping up appearances to get what you want and the very complicated relationships that make it difficult to do so ⁠— it's American Hustle vs America's Sweethearts.

At Last: The Notebook vs Disobedience

The Notebook vs Disobedience

I get romantic this week discussing 2 movies about love & freedom with characters torn between a life of what they've been told they should want and what they actually want — it's The Notebook vs Disobedience.

And instead of the word "characters" I could just say "Rachel McAdams is torn" because she is in both films facing similar dilemmas. Disobedience is the grown-up version of The Notebook, the less idyllic, more realistic depiction of a couple that is meant to be.

Know-It-All: The Social Network vs Election

The Social Network vs Election

This week I’m comparing 2 movies that feature smart but difficult people whose successes come at the expense of human relationships ⁠— it’s The Social Network vs Election.

Brave New World: Mad Max: Fury Road vs Demolition Man

Mad Max Fury Road vs Demolition Man

This week, I’m discussing two visually inventive movies set in the future that show a man and woman teaming up to right the world’s wrongs and challenge the status quo — it’s Mad Max: Fury Road vs Demolition Man.

Going Viral: 28 Days Later vs Contagion

28 Days Later vs Contagion

I get very passionate this week discussing 2 movies where plagues overtake the earth, revealing the truth of humanity, both the good and the bad — it’s 28 Days Later vs Contagion.

Better Together: Kick-Ass vs Blade: Trinity

Kick-Ass vs Blade Trinity

These movies feature rogue heroes from all walks of life teaming up in pursuit of a common goal, and the supposed side characters become the best part of the film ⁠— it’s Kick-Ass vs Blade: Trinity.

In the wake of all the new Marvel films and series announced at San Diego Comic-Con, and a new iteration of Blade with Mahershala Ali, it seemed like a good time to delve back into the fringes of the super hero genre, the Marvel super heroes who don’t get the due of a Captain America or an Iron Man.