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Kim Antonio, Author at What's A Geek - Page 5 of 13

‘Magic Mike XXL’ isn’t magical enough without Soderbergh

Magic Mike was a revelation back in 2012.  It proved that Channing Tatum could give a convincing dramatic turn with a good director (like Foxcatcher) and was another stepping stone in the McConaissance phenomenon. The veneer of hunk flesh and sexual energy was the gateway to a world of corrupt economics and 21st century loneliness.…

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‘Terminator: Genisys’ is an ineffective relaunch

[Warning: Possible spoilers] How can one make endless sequels to a franchise whose sole message is the immutability of time? The premise itself guarantees strict linear repetition. This has been Terminator’s problem since the post-T2 days. However, like John Connor, Paramount is stubborn as a mule. For them, there is no sequel (or continuity) but…

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True Detective: Western Book of the Dead Review

Last year's "The Long Bright Dark" was a special hour of television. It continued the rosy path of the McConaissance into its zenith era (not instigate it, as some mistakenly believe) and introduced the world to Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Joji Fukunaga. We saw the breadth and desolation of Louisiana - one of crime fiction's more…

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‘Jurassic World’ Review

When Jurassic Park came out in 1993, the film became an instant classic not just for its spectacle but also for its themes about nature and the hubris of man. It had a colorful cast of characters who filled a wide spectrum of opinions regarding the ethics of dinosaur cloning and its commercial use. By…

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‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ is renewed for Season 2!

It's official: the critically-acclaimed Marvel Television and Netflix series has been renewed for a second season! Entertainment Weekly reports that the show's second season will be released on Netflix in 2016. The trade also mentions that Steven S. DeKnight will depart as showrunner. He will be succeeded by fellow series writers and collaborators Doug Petrie…

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