Politi-Flix

Tranzilla (or Godformer)

Pacific Rim

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Rikuchi; directed by Guillermo del Toro


Look! Smashing through the city! It looks like some kind of giant, lumbering lizard! It’s… it’s Godzilla! He’s back and chomping on buildings, crushing cars and hurling buses! And he can’t be killed with military weapons! Run away!

Arrr, matey…hi-ho stinker, away!

The Lone Ranger

Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Ruth Wilson; directed by Gore Verbinski


Open on a young boy in cowboy attire eating from a bag of peanuts while wandering Cheyenne Frontier Days. Intrigued by a Wild West exhibit complete with a buffalo image on the entrance tent, he goes in and finds a large room with a creaky wooden floor and exhibits lining the walls. Amazingly, he is alone as he wanders around looking at each life-sized diorama.

Monster bash, zombie dash

World War Z


Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, David Morse; directed by Marc Forster

Monsters University

Starring the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren; directed by Dan Scanlon

Critic-Man of Steel

Man of Steel

Starring Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane; directed by Zack Snyder


Below are pages from an insanely popular comic book that features the return of the highly popular superhero Critic-Man in the story where he was defeated by a high-grossing cinematic superhero.

Critical pro and Khan


Star Trek: Into Darkness

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve; Directed by J.J. Abrams

Huck in the muck

Excerpt from “The Adventures of a Hucklecheery Filmgoer”:

You don’t know about me without you have seen a movie by the name of Mud; but that ain’t no matter. That movie was made by Mr. Jeff Nichols, and he told a good tale, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is something. I never seen any filmmaker but stumble one time or another, without it was a guy named Mud, and the kid, and maybe Neckbone. Mud — the feller what who this yarn’s about is played by Matthew McConaughey, he is — and the kid, he’s Ellis, and his pal’s named’a Neckbone is all told about in this movie, which is mostly a true movie, with some stretchers, as I said before.

Oblivious critical droning

DECLASSIFIED DRONE REPORT OF MISSION: OBLIVION

Instructions: Launch a critical drone at target and report back findings and observations regarding threats to American filmic interests.

Target: The movie Oblivion, reportedly harboring actors Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, and Morgan Freeman; under the direction of Joseph Kosinski.
Location: Any theater showing target movie.

A FRACtured take on film

Room 237

A documentary about the various — and entertainingly outrageous — interpretations of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining; directed by Rodney Ascher

Here are some theories about the film Room 237, which presents a number of theories about what Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining was really all about: