MAN OF STEEL
By Kai Sacco | June 14, 2013
Ol’ Big Blue enjoyed a two-year run of success in theaters between 1978 and 1980 with “Superman: The Movie” and “Superman II”. Both received an incredibly warm reception from fans and critics, but the tides changed when “Superman III” (1983) and “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (1987) crept onto the silver screen in all of their awful glory. How bad were they? Bad enough to keep the DC hero dormant for nearly 20 years until Bryan Singer rebooted him with 2006’s “Superman Returns”. It made up for the previous two disasters, but didn’t exactly fill the air with that same summer of ’80 enthusiasm.
THIS IS THE END
By Kai Sacco | June 12, 2013
I actively avoid comedies for the simple reason that they’ve become a particular class of film that’s lost most sense of originality. They’re fast and cheap to make and easy to distribute to the masses, which makes them all the more mercurial. And as the third part of the “Hangover” franchise recently showed us, they can be so painfully unfunny that you’re left questioning whether or not the intent was to make you laugh.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of, “At the Movies with Kai Sacco”. Words cannot express my gratitude for the huge support it’s been receiving since. I’ve been writing about film for almost 10 years now and being able to share my work with the world through an outlet whose content I solely control is incredible.
THE HANGOVER PART III
By Kai Sacco | May 22, 2013
Over an hour into “The Hangover Part III”, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) tells Chow (Ken Jeong) that they can no longer be friends. “Why?” asks a noticeably distressed Chow. “Whenever we get together, bad things happen and people get hurt,” responds Alan. “That’s the point; it’s funny!” exclaims Chow.