Hellboy’s Hellish Production

Movie directing is typically depicted as glamorous work, despite the issues Neil Marshall may have encountered during the production of the Hellboy reboot. Though Hollywood is rife with stories about what happens when relations between directors and studios (or casts) don’t quite go as planned. For instance, Stanley Donen originally only intended to produce 1999’s […]

Hellboy (2019) – Red Band Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

While I’d rather see Guillermo Del Toro finish his Hellboy Trilogy–Hellboy, Hellboy: The Golden Army and….–that’s no longer in the cards. The reboot is being directed by Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday) and stars David Harbor (Stranger Things, Suicide Squad) as Hellboy. The trailer looks okay, except for some of the CGI, which […]

Sony’s Bug Problem

And while spiders are arachnids, not bugs, bear with me and all come clear. Spider-Man: Homecoming makes its North American debut today, and some pundits believe that it will ensnare an opening somewhere in the ballpark of $100 million.  If this bears out it would make the movie the fourth of 2017–joining Beauty and the Beast, Guardians […]

Postmortem: The Fog (2005)

As I have said time and again, I am not fond of remakes. More often than not they don’t add anything to the original–did we really need to know about Michael Myers difficult upbringing in Rob Zombie’s Halloween reboot?–or they add details that seemingly are there just to differentiate them from the original. The thing is, as […]

Cursed ‘Crow’ Loses Another Lead – Part 2

The story around Relativity Studios’ reboot of The Crow, which I originally wrote about here, continues albeit in a fashion that I had not anticipated. I mentioned originally that among the many issues that the remake was facing was whether or not Relativity would be able to refinance it’s debt in time. If not the studio could be […]

Point Break (2015) – Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming Point Break. like Poltergeist, illustrates the problem with seemingly pointless remakes.  It actually looks pretty interesting, but as someone who’s seen the original, on some level I will always be comparing it, as opposed to just enjoying it for what it is. And i don’t want that to be interpreted in […]