‘Iron Man 3’ breaks the ‘threequel curse’

Iron Man is dead. Long live Iron Man. Sequels are often strange and difficult things to handle. Take, for instance, the “Iron Man” series. The first film was witty, fast-paced and certainly one of the high points of the Marvel film canon, but the sequel was a dull, humorless two-hour trailer for “The Avengers” that…

‘Evil Dead’ is DOA

2013 has not been a good year for Sam Raimi. Not commercially, oh heavens no: We’re talking artistically. “Oz the Meh and Suckish” raked in those sweet, sweet millions recently, a fact many a Raimi fan surely finds disheartening due to that film’s complete lack of his signature gonzo style. That’s how you make it…

‘Admission’ is worth your consideration

Romantic comedies, man. They’re all the same these days. Throw a breeding pair played by bankable actors together, have them snipe at each other “romantically” for two hours, collect those sweet, sweet millions and repeat. Thankfully, “Admission” deviates from the pack ever so slightly, making the experience far more pleasurable than the average romantic comedy.…

SpeakeasyENT: 5 songs that make us lovesick (but mostly sick)

Hollow, backhanded compliments are the most insincere form of flattery. But apparently nobody told Ed Sheeran or One Direction that. One Direction’s semi-recent single “Little Things” (written by Sheeran) is full to bursting with such bullcrap, pretending to accept the subject’s flaws, but instead just bringing them to her attention and reinforcing her insecurity. Sadly,…