‘Flatliners’ Likely to Die at the Box Office

The reboot of Joel Schumacher’s 1990 thriller Flatliners (directed by Niels Arden Oplev) premieres later this month, and is likely to have an uneventful–and short–run in theaters. Reason being, IT has shown remarkable strength for an R-rated horror movie (and so far is making all the monies) but when you figure in Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier […]

Flatliners (2017) – Trailer

Joel Schumacher often gets a bad rap because he directed movies like Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.   And having seen both of those movies in their neon-lined, homoerotic glory some of that opprobrium is certainly deserved though it has the unfortunate (and perhaps unintended) effect of tainting everything Schumacher has done before or since. […]

Batman Needs To Shed The Cape

Recently DC revealed the latest costume for Batman, via Comicbookresources.  Despite not being a huge fan of either DC Comics or the character, I really like it.  The current iteration of Batman is caped, and while it sticks with tradition, these days it doesn’t quite make sense. The character was originally created in the 1940’s with a design intended […]

Marvel Studios, Save Spider-Man!

Typically, Spider-Man would be the one doing the saving, but even Spidey is powerless against studio executives who don’t have any real understanding of what they’re doing. And what many commenters–I mean you, AMC Movie Talk in particular–seem to be missing about the mess that’s stemmed from the Sony email dump is not that the executives involved are […]

‘As Above, So Below’ Review

  As Above, So Below, let’s be clear, isn’t a particularly good movie, but it is a damned entertaining one. The story, such as it is, revolves around Scarlett (Perdida Weeks), who’s searching for the clues that would lead her to the Philosopher’s Stone, which I should mention that her father was also searching for, before he hung himself. […]

The Flash – ‘My Name Is…’ Trailer

I don’t know what it is about Warner Bros superheroes.  For some reason, if the movies are any indicator, Metropolis and Gotham City are where dreams and hope go to die.  Overall, everything is dark (more so, at least in a physical sense, in Gotham) and gloomy, as if the inhabitants carried invisible weights upon their shoulders. And […]

‘Mummy Calls,’ To My Surprise, Is A Real Band

A large part of my enjoyment of Joel Schumacher‘s The Lost Boys came from the music it featured.  Schumacher always had an eye, or should I say an ear, for matching popular music to his productions, and The Lost Boys was no different.  The soundtrack contained some great songs by artists like Gerald McMann, Echo And […]