You Need Faith For That To Work, Mr. Vincent!

That’s paraphrasing vampire Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) to Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) from Tom Holland’s 1985 Fright Night, though it fits what I think I’m seeing from Marvel Studios’ upcoming Doctor Strange. It feels almost as if Kevin Feige (or his bosses at Disney, maybe) has a bit less faith in it than in prior projects. And keep […]

What’s So Strange About A Little Less Doctor Strange?

Discover a new hero. Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange. See Marvel's #DoctorStrange in theaters November 4th! pic.twitter.com/kWvIPce6me — Doctor Strange (@DrStrange) September 27, 2016 Reading my blog, you’ve probably noticed that there’s been a dearth of Doctor Strange-related posts, despite there being quite a bit of material released over the past few months. That’s no […]

Postmortem: Catwoman (2004)

If you’re expecting me to say something to the effect that Pitof’s 2004 super hero movie Catwoman is some sort of lost classic then you’re definitely barking up the wrong tree…because it’s not. And while the buck usually stops with the director, I don’t think that that’s entirely fair in this case, mainly because the […]

The Curse of Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios is one of the most successful movie studios today, if profitable, reasonably-budgeted movies are the metric–if you consider a $200-250 million reasonable–so much so that some within Disney were rumored to be disappointed with the earnings of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which took in $1.4 billion at the box office–so if that’s a […]

Ant-Man – Teaser Trailer

Kevin Feige and the rest of them at Marvel Studios are a crafty bunch.  Since the first trailer from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron was leaked prematurely it appears that that they just decided to let us see it. And it’s fitting that the first trailer for Ant-Man is only slightly larger than an ant.  The […]

‘Iron Man 4’ Is A Go!

According to Robert Downey, Jr. Iron Man 4 is happening and truth be told I am a little torn by the decision.  It’s a good thing because Downey, for millions of people (including this writer) embodies Tony Stark. It’s not such a good thing because Marvel has to know that they’re just delaying the inevitable.  Originally […]