Pete’s Dragon (2016)


Did you know that Hollywood occasionally remakes films? If you have been close paying attention, you might have heard someone complain about it on the internet or something like that. What you won’t hear them admit is that sometimes a remake makes perfect sense.

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods was a must see for me.  Not because I’ve read the book, which shamefully I haven’t, but because I once set out to spend three weeks on the Appalachian Trail.  Unbearably heavy rucksack strapped to my back, me and three friends started in the exact same place Robert Redford and Nick Nolte do in this film.  Except we were sweating a hell of a lot more thanks to Georgia’s unbearable humidity.  The fact that I only made it twenty-four hours before hitchhiking off the trail and that it was one of the worst twenty-four hours of my life is neither here nor there.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

More info on this cool poster here: Credit: Rich Kelly

Captain America is an old school superhero.  Everything from his look to his name is just a bit uncool to those of us not filled to the brim with American patriotism.  Therefore, it’s no real surprise that when people look back on the first phase of Marvel movies, Captain America: The First Avenger is the one they have the least love for, meaning that Captain America: The Winter Soldier may not fill audiences with the same excitement as a new Iron Man or Thor movie.  However, the First Avenger is an important part of Marvel lore and Winter Soldier is out to establish why.

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