I didn’t see 2015’s Fantastic Four (otherwise known as ‘Fan4stic’) because I had a problem with Fox’s treatment of the Marvel properties they had licenses to (Daredevil and yes, the X-Men) and apparently I made the right move because it was panned popularly and critically (though the clusterfuck that was the making of the movie […]
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 […]
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 […]
A misfire? Sure, but hardly the monstrosity many have made it out to be.
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, […]
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. […]
If you needed another reason to love Marvel Studios–besides their awesome movies–it’s probably because they’re best at translating their characters to the screen, which is why when I heard that they were preparing to launch four new series exclusively for Netflix a few months ago, I was so happy that you’d think that I was […]
While Josh Trank, straight off the success of “Chronicle,” being chose to direct Fox’s reboot of the Fantastic Four is probably a really good decision (despite that I couldn’t sit through the movie) I have to wonder what’s going on with the casting. It was recently announced that Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara […]