There’s likely no movie monster that’s received as much interpretation (and reinterpretation) as Dracula, which is an illustrator of how much the character resonates with audiences. Which is also a double-edged sword in that when you reach a certain point in terms of being a part of the cultural zeitgeist, there’s little else you can […]
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.
Take this with a shaker of salt, but according to Josh Wilding at Comicbookmovie, part of the reason Netflix has cancelled Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil has less to do with ratings than it does with the fact that Netflix wanted to decrease the length of a season. And while that doesn’t quite seem […]
I don’t quite know why it is, but I find myself listening to a lot of Doug Stanhope lately. I first heard of him from his concert, Beer Hall Putsch–available on Netflix–and from there I found a lot of his podcasts and concerts on Youtube. He’s hilarious, though more importantly, he’s a comedian with an actual point […]
“Having OCD Was Probably Never So Awesome.” Boyhood ran for 2 hours and 45 minutes, and after awhile it felt as if Richard Linklater had it in for me because what started out as an interesting theatrical experiment devolved into a bizarre and inhumane form of punishment. By way of comparison, Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer ran for an hour […]
Growing up I watched any program even remotely associated with Erich von Däniken with increased interest. Von Däniken is the writer of “Chariots of the Gods” and other books that claimed to reveal evidence that aliens played a hand in the development of humanity at various times in our history. The greatest problem I found with […]