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Author: Mario-Francisco Robles

KONG: SKULL ISLAND Review: MFR Says The WB Has Delivered A Surprisingly Thoughtful Thrill Ride

KONG: SKULL ISLAND brings much-needed fun and levity to Legendary’s budding Monster Universe, while also having way more heart than 2014’s GODZILLA In Kong: Skull Island we get a fresh new take on an iconic classic. The film isn’t a remake of the original King Kong, but rather a reinvention of the Kong lore. There’s no creepy romantic subplot between the giant ape and a human woman; There’s no Empire State Building; There’s no “It was Beauty killed the Beast” contemplative melodrama. Kong: Skull Island is a pulse-pounding thrill ride that puts Kong front-and-center as a ferocious King defending his kingdom from...

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DEADPOOL Creator Tells MFR That Carnahan For X-FORCE Is A ‘Championship Move’

Liefeld Gives Carnahan A Championship Endorsement For X-FORCE Sometimes in Hollywood, they just get it right. When it comes to hiring Joe Carnahan to write X-Force with Ryan Reynolds, that’s exactly it. It’s just…right. The Smokin’ Aces director, who’s also given us The Grey, The A-Team, and Narc, is someone who’s made a name for himself with brash, action-packed films that still manage to be driven by kinetic characters and not purely by bombastic set pieces. I’ve always thought of him as the lovechild of Quentin Tarantino and Michael Mann, and he won me over with the sizzle reel...

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LOGAN Film Review: MFR Calls It The Best Modern Day Superhero Movie!

Yeah, I know, you think I’m crazy. You read that headline and you thought, “Surely this man must be insane! Hasn’t he seen The Dark Knight?!” And yes, I have seen that film. But, y’know what? This is my Logan Film Review, and I think this movie trumps anything we’ve seen during this modern Superhero Boom in Hollywood. Last night, I sat in a packed theater in Times Square and I had an experience that’s hard to describe, but I’m going to give it a shot. What director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman have crafted with Logan is something truly special. The film...

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