MWB Repost: Not So "Fantastic" Score on Rotten Tomatoes

Fantastic Four

This is a repost from our sister site

Apparently, no one told the critics that there’s a review embargo on “Fantastic Four” until it opens this Friday. On Rotten Tomatoes, over twenty critics have ignored the embargo so far. And the early word is terrible. At 12% -- and it’s still early -- it’s even worse than the poorly received originals.


MWB Repost: Ed Skrein is solid in "The Transporter Refueled," but the film gets too silly towards the end

Ed Skrein in "The Transporter Refueled"

Here's my latest review on of "The Transporter Refueled," the reboot of the Jason Statham franchise without the star (and it's not bad):

I wasn’t expecting much from “The Transporter Refueled.” What’s a “Transporter” movie without Jason Statham? Not much, I thought.


MWB Repost: There's "No Escape" for Owen Wilson in Tense Thriller

No Escape

Here's my latest review of Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape" for

The last thriller from Owen Wilson that I could remember is “Behind Enemy Lines,” an action thriller from 2001 that I liked. Compared to that, “No Escape” is just as tense, but more dramatic because of the family element.


MWB Repost: "Terminator: Genisys's" Huge Opening in China Guarantees Sequels

Terminator: Genisys

I write about "Terminator: Genisys" my latest article on (apparently, it scored one of the biggest single day openings of all time in China):


MWB Repost: Beautiful "Man from U.N.C.L.E." Lacks Charisma

Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, and Henry Cavill in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Here's my review of Guy Ritchie's latest film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.":

I went into “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” expecting to be thrilled, entertained, and charmed by beautiful people chasing each other around the globe in a game of cat-and-mouse like the recent “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” -- except with bland male leads (Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer). At least, that’s what I got from the trailer.


MWB Repost: After Scathing Reviews, "Fantastic Four" Tanks

The Thing takes apart a tank in "Fantastic Four"

Oh, man. Here's early Friday box office report on


MWB Repost: "Fantastic Four" Good Buildup, Weak Climax

Dr. Doom in "Fantastic Four"

Here's a repost of my review for "Fantastic Four" on


MWB: "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" Surprises with $56M Opening; "Vacation" Falters

Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"

Early last week, Tom Cruise’s latest adventure “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” was tracking to open in the $40M range and Ed Helms’ latest comedy “Vacation” in the $30 range by the end of the week. “Vacation” stumbled on opening day with $3.8M last Wednesday.


My First Impression of "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation"

Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson in "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation"

I saw a promotional screening of Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” on Monday, and here’s a quote from my first impression on MWB: “I like a film that gives you more just when you thought you’ve already gotten the best it has to offer. I also like that the stunts look realistic and not CGI-assisted. There are excitement and creativity in these sequences. It’s not the kind of computer generated mass mayhem you see often nowadays in comic book movies.”


MWB: Fantastic Early Reviews for "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation"; "Southpaw" A Winner at Weekend Box Office

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

I put up three new articles on our sister site Two of them are about the weekend box office, which “Paper Towns” made interesting. The other one is about the early reviews for the new “Mission: Impossible” film starring Tom Cruise.


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