Critics are being critical and audiences are buying tickets. Meanwhile, police are patrolling outside theaters. The real question is – has DC decided to stake out supervillian territory?
A spoiler free review of Marvel’s latest, and perhaps greatest, superhero movie
Go See Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Substituting for this week’s editorial, a review of the cultural phenomena – Black Panther
How do you tell an original story while giving nods to fans? Star Wars tries, but doesn’t always succeed…
Apocalypse is one of the best looking films of the franchise.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War is textbook sequel failure.
The irony is genre and genre fans – especially in science fiction – are the ones which have pushed the transformation in filmmaking.
It is a predicament author Jane Austen could never have imagined when she dreamed up the Bennet clan several centuries ago and is every bit as silly as it sounds. This is not a bug of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
You can never go home again…or can you?
The idea is to deconstruct and reconstruct Frankenstein as a character and a story…through the viewpoint of Igor instead of Frankenstein
Spectre doesn’t undo all of the good work the people behind the Bond franchise have done with series over the last decade…
Craft and moodiness, ghosts and romance in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.
It’s all very Spielbergian; in fact in many places Pan reminds strongly of Hook, Spielberg’s own chaotic visit to Neverland
Bad filmmakers who make bad films don’t spark long winded epics about their awfulness
The Fantastic Four is a victim of auteurism
Self/Less: The film that stopped trying.
JURASSIC PARK was a template for the type of big budget summer movies which would be made after it and throughout the 90s
It took one of the most astute adventure directors in history working with the best visual effects company ever at the bleeding edge of their craft to make the first Jurassic Park. Now, anyone can do it.
Fury Road is caught up in a furious cycle of endless fury.
Cinderella (2015) doesn’t quite get out from under the shadow of its namesake – but it sure tries hard!
Chappie has fantastic robots, but little else.
The Wachowski’s have frequently bewildered with their willingness to experiment…which makes “Jupiter” their strangest concoction yet – a purely conventional one.
History Repeats: Marvel & DC strangled the comics publishing industry forty years ago. Are they doing the same to film?
Smaug, Thorin and Bilbo return in the finale to Peter Jackson’s epic treatment of Tolkein’s master works
Katniss Everdeen has grown up in poverty, been yanked away from her life and forced to fight against other children to the death, become a stooge for the corrupt government behind said child gladiatorial combat and been thrown back into the arena again to quell her growing symbolism for revolutionary movements and she has had […]
With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY becoming the first film of 2014 to cross the $300 million barrier and with it claiming the domestic box office champion ship from fellow Marvel alumni CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER the film business chorus has shifted from Marvel takes big risks to Marvel can do no wrong. Even SATURDAY […]
Everything we think about genre films doesn’t really matter anymore.
Taking Marvel to task over their recent announcements: yes, diversity is good, but it’s not the real story.
It doesn’t seem like it should be that hard to make a piece of big budget entertainment which doesn’t skimp on brains or heart while ignoring the siren call of camp or bad humor. It doesn’t seem like it should be that hard, but apparently it is, so let’s cherish it where we find it.