DC Universe Is Dead. Bury It

To paraphrase Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. DC Universe, the streaming channel dedicated to all things DC Comics, is finished. There’s been no announcement to that effect, but  the writing’s on the wall. First Swamp Thing was cancelled before it’s first EPISODE! And now Stargirl, a new series coming to DC Universe, […]

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 […]

Review – The Dirt (2019)

While I wouldn’t call myself a fan of Mötley Crüe, they had some really awesome songs, like Looks That Kill, Dr. Feelgood, and Home Sweet Home. And they’ve lead undeniably controversial lives (and I mean that). Yet why is The Dirt so boring? It’s filmed like a sitcom and the characters have more motivation than […]

Why I Didn’t See Aquaman In Theaters

I haven’t seen Aquaman in theaters–despite it featuring one of my favorite characters, Black Manta–because, as far as the DCEU (or whatever they choose to call it) I’m done. Under ‘creative genius’ Zach Snyder I felt that there was so little faith in these characters that they were Batman and Superman in name only. Yet […]

Zach Is Back!

That’s Zach Snyder if you’re nasty. The former architect of Warner Bros’ DCEU and director of movies like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and (arguably) Justice League is according to The Hollywood Reporter directing the upcoming Army of the Dead for Netflix. Snyder directed 2004’s reboot of Dawn Of The Dead […]

Justice League Is On Netflix!

2017’s Justice League is on Netflix and with Aquaman rising above expectations to dominate the domestic box office maybe it’s time for another look at the movie that introduced him to the world (though technically that’s 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which I have included a clip from below). A better approach would–if […]

Why I’ll (Likely) Not See ‘Aquaman’

I purchased a ticket for Escape Room recently (which looks like a cross between Cube, Saw and maybe even a little bit of Cabin In The Woods) but I haven’t yet seen Aquaman-though I caught Bumblebee, which is pretty good. And that’s saying something for a Transformers movie-and short of Netflix or DVD, have no […]

Aquaman – Extended Trailer

I’ve got to admit, this one sold me. I’ve been ambivalent about an Aquaman movie every since that ridiculous footage from Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. And while the snow-globe opening of this trailer is a bit of a cliche (for some reason Citizen Kane popped into my head though I’m sure that wasn’t […]

Review – Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018) 

While you can get away with calling Day of the Dead: Bloodline a ‘reimagining’ of George Romero’s classic, there’s nothing ‘bold’ about it (in fact, it’s such a loose interpretation that ‘Generic Zombie Thriller’ would work just as well). Part of what made Romero’s movies so horrific (in the best possible way) was his penchant […]

The Roar Heard Around The World

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a bit of an anomaly less because it was written by two African-Americans, Ryan Coogler and Joe Ryan Cole, with a primarily African-American cast than taking those things into account the movie has been gifted a relatively large budget–for a Marvel Studios feature–of $200 million. And that’s pretty convincing sign […]