Postmortem: The Core (2003)

Jon Amiel’s The Core wasn’t a success at the time, which is a pity because it’s pretty engaging. It plays very much in Irwin Allen wheelhouse, except on a greater scale. What’s also important is that Amiel brings a humanity to his characters typically missing from such movies, so despite a pretty ample amount of […]

I, Frankenstein – Review

“I, Frankenstein.  At Least It’s Not Van Helsing.” That’s pretty weak praise, then again I, Frankenstein isn’t the strongest of movies. No one through virtually the entire running time is at all certain if the Monster (Aaron Eckhart) has a soul–spoiler alert:  He does–though I wish the same could be said for the movie itself, because […]

Has Marvel Found Its Punisher?

With Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy coming August 1st, there’s a lot of speculation as to what other characters they will bring to the big screen. That combined with Marvel being interested in working with Aaron Eckhart on an unnamed project, I wonder if it’s a relaunch of the Punisher.  It’s important to notice that […]

‘I, Frankenstein’ Trailer

What the heck?  I haven’t read Mary Shelly’s original novel, but if this trailer is any indicator, Stuart Beattie’s “I’ Frankenstein” is going far afield of the source material (or perhaps using it as a starting point).  Aaron Eckhart is Frankenstein’s Monster, and all the flying beings (Angels?  Gargoyles?) look to be remnants from Scott […]