I honestly think the short story should be treated as a higher form of literature than long form storytelling. Think about it. You have a fixed amount of pages to establish the motivations of your characters, the world they live in and why things are proceeding however they happen to be. As I said, it’s […]
This is a pretty good trailer. It plays up the horror elements (in fact one scene in particular plays like a homage to John Carpenter’s The Fog) and feels very atmospheric. Tone is important, and it’s something that DC–in movies as well as streaming, if Titans is any indicator–for whatever reason can’t seem to get […]
The jury is still out, though what makes the most recent reorganization of DC Films not a bad thing in and of itself in that Warner Bros clearly sees that there’s a problem with their organizational structure and are working to address it. Unfortunately, it reminds me somewhat of rearranging desk chairs on a little ship […]
I’m going to just come out and say it. Aquaman is lame. And sure, much effort has been invested by DC Comics to give the character just a bit of much needed edge in the past few years, though his corny past is never terribly far behind. If your preferences ran toward water-based superheroes, as […]
Marvel Studios was the first studio to create a interlinked series of movies– known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU–based upon preexisting properties (like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk) that culminated in event movies (such as The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron) that featured all (or the bulk of) the […]
Vertigo’s Hellraiser was a groundbreaker of sorts for DC Comics, which despite being adapted as a movie starring Keanu Reeves in 2005 and a television show in 2014 was never quite as successful as fans of the character would have wanted it to be.
Wha!? “You have no idea what you’re talking about,” you’re probably saying to yourself. The Dark Knight Rises earned over a billion dollars! Man of Steel took in almost $669 million! What do you mean Green Lantern, which earned almost $220 million on a $200 million budget” Ok, if you’re thinking short-term, then The Dark […]