Banter: The MCU 22 – Ranked

Everyone is giving a final rating of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as they stand after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Which is a fair assessment to make; there was a definite end to the MCU as we know it, and a total shift of personalities and motivations lie ahead of the franchise now. Admittedly,…

Best and Worst of 2018

Even before this year began, I had my doubts about the film line up. There were a lot of franchises I didn’t care about, a lot of unknowns, and a lot of straight up bad films. This year has been quite intense for me personally also, which didn’t make things any easier for Cinema Cocoa….

Review: Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A film loved by critics and one can see why, but┬áBirdman also had my attention immediately. Unique and darkly humorous, Michael Keaton at his very best. Riggan Thomson is a washed out, down on his luck actor who once had Hollywood fame as the superhero Birdman. Hoping to reignite his life’s significance he writes, directs…

Banter: “Bayformers”

Speaking as a fan, as someone who will defend Michael Bay’s Transformer films (or the Bayformers, as they are called without affection) I will say right now: There’s a myriad of awfulness scattered throughout the franchise. There are scenes that are so bad that I still cringe and feel my childhood withering under their vast…