In addition to making your mornings suck less on Go 96.3’s Morning Show, Dana Wessel is our station’s resident cinephile. Think of him like Ebert, Roper and Siskel combined, but way cooler. Check out his weekly movie preview below.
Good news, friends. Summer movie season is upon us. We can now bask in all of the reboot, remake, sequel, prequel, and spin-off goodness! Wooooo!
Onto the flicks!
Shazam! – Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou
Remember the movie Big where Tom Hanks wishes he was an adult and his wish comes true and before he knows it he is working at this big toy company and jumping on a trampoline with some older woman in his loft apartment? Well Shazam! is that if Hanksie decided to be a superhero when he became an adult instead of a toy consultant. Rad!
This movie has premiered to rave reviews and currently rocks a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is no surprise, because man-oh-man does Marvel know how to make a great superhero movie. Wait, what’s that? This isn’t done by Marvel? DC did it?!? For real? Huh. OK, my bad. I guess I just assumed whenever I see a comic book flick above 65% on Tomatoes I figure it is Marvel and not DC.
This one looks pretty fun! Might be nice to see a more lighthearted superhero movie before everybody sees Avengers: Endgame on the 25th and walks out of the theater in a puddle of emotions.
Pet Sematary – Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow.
First remake of the summer movie season…drink! This one is a remake of the 1989 movie which was adapted from the famous Stephen King book. [Editor’s Note: The Ramones also wrote a great song called “Pet Semetary” based on the book…sorry, I just love The Ramones you guys]
The basic gist here in case you aren’t familiar is this: there is a cemetary where you if you bury the dead (pet or human) they will come back to life except super evil and what not. It is actually a LOT scarier than that. The original (and the sequel starring my guy Eddie Furlong) scared the crap out of me as a kid. I think my friend John Sharkman put it best
I was at a 7th grade party at Kristy Kemper’s house and Pet Sematary was playing on VHS and I remember trying to not shit my pants in paralyzing fear. So no way Jose I will not be catching the new one.
— John Sharkman (@JohnSharkman) April 2, 2019