Alex Proyas’ fantastical Gods Of Egypt isn’t nearly as bad as a lot of it’s detractors would like you to think it is (though it’s also not nearly as good as it should have been). One criticism you hear a lot is that the movie is white-washed–and at first glance that may appear a valid […]
I suspect the admiration I feel for Larry Fessenden’s Wendigo is all out of proportion to the movie itself, but he could have easily taken the “easy” way out–monster turns up, slaughters a whole bunch of people, the end–and that’s not necessarily always a bad thing, but no matter how well it’s done it’s also […]
I honestly expected to like Netflix’s reboot of The Dark Crystal, but what I didn’t expect was one of the best series of the year. I’ve always been a fan of puppetry as an art form but typically it’s hard to get beyond that particular aspect (as in you’re always conscious that you’re watching puppets) […]
I’ll be totally honest. I enjoyed both Hellboy and it’s sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army so when I heard that Guillermo Del Toro wasn’t going forward with a planned third movie, I was a bit miffed. Though that turned to irritated really fast when I learned that, while Del Toro’s third film wasn’t happening, […]
Amazon dropped the official trailer for their upcoming Carnival Row a few hours ago, and visually speaking it looks like vintage Guillermo Del Toro (the writer of Carnival Row, Travis Beacham, worked on Pacific Rim with Del Toro) though if you check IMDB the latter is credited with writing one episode of the series, despite–what […]
Having seen 1982’s The Dark Crystal I initially wondered whom was resisting whom because if you’ve seen that movie you probably noticed that at the end that it tied up everything neatly. Looking at the trailer, it looks like Age of Resistance is a prequel and sets up and early chapter in the rebellion (?) […]
The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) is adapting the trilogy known as His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass/His Dark Materials, The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass) as a miniseries, which is a really good idea because if the 2007 movie has shown us anything it’s that the material requires room to breathe. And few mediums […]
I’ll be the first to admit that 2014’s Maleficent wasn’t the movie for me, which is why I expect it’s sequel will also not be to my liking. And that’s perfectly okay because the first movie earned just over $758 million dollars worldwide. In other words, they’re doing just fine without my two cents.
I’m not done yet with Love, Death + Robots but if Fish Night isn’t the best episode of the series I’ll be genuinely shocked. It’s by turns beautiful–with animation that looks rotoscoped and vaguely like that of Ralph Bakshi–and terrifying. It’s somewhat simplistic story-wise, but as I’ve said before, that’s not a criticism in and […]
Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials looks like a pretty interesting trilogy–which I haven’t read–though you probably couldn’t tell from the 2007 movie version, The Golden Compass. Luckily the BBC hasn’t given up because they’re launching a new series based upon Pullman’s books. And it looks pretty good.