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 […]

Beware (Or Not) The Dreaded Reshoot

Supposedly, reshoots are a normal part of moviemaking.  Oftentimes they’re done to make the story flow better, or to add something that focus groups shown the movie in pre-release screenings thought would somehow sharpen its focus or to address a weakness. Though reshoots can also happen when a movie is believed to be in danger and […]

Fantastic Four – Trailer

Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four just released a trailer, and its…okay.  All the elements are there, but it’s coming on the heels of  trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (still hate that subtitle), Ant-Man and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, so it’s easy to see why it’s a bit underwhelming at this point. As I said, […]

The Fantastic Four – Teaser Trailer

There’s been rumors that Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot is a massive train wreck, though if that happens to be the case, there’s no trace of it in the first official teaser (as if there would be even if that happens to be true). Though there are problems–if the trailer is any indicator–namely it feels very derivative. […]