Showing just how redundant things have gotten in Hollywood of late, Elysium, director Neil Blomkamp's lavishly expansive yet lovingly personal sci-fi opus, is actually the third flick this year depicting the aftermath of a global apocalypse.
Disney's big budget opus The Lone Ranger is a bit too long and a bit too uneven at times. But the high stakes project, which re-teams global superstar Johnny Depp with his Pirates of the Carribean helmer Gore Verbinski, is also undeniably fun.
Director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is an ambitious attempt by home studio Warner Bros. to imbue their Superman property with the same sense of primacy with audiences that seems to come so easily to DC Comics stablemate Batman.
At a breezy 97 minutes, the one thing you can't say about Good Day to Die Hard is that it overstays its welcome. Also, once you jettison the need for things like "drama" and "character development" it becomes a not-unpleasant way to while away an hour-and-a-half.
Sean, Brian and I are joined once more by JoBlo.com News Editor Paul Shirey for this week's MovieFilm show as we discuss the trifecta of fail that is Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand, Lindsay Lohan's The Canyons and the underwhelming Oscar nominations.