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 […]

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 […]

Batmobile For Sale

Over the years, there have quite a few Batmobiles, with the vehicle changing whenever a new director helmed the franchise. For instance, here’s the Batmobile that appeared in the Tim Burton film. The next version is Joel Schumacher’s.  It’s a bit garish though there’s no denying that it’s a dynamic-looking vehicle.  Schumacher, if I recall, […]

Hanging At ‘Hemlock Grove’

“Hemlock Grove” is an oddly captivating series, less for its content – it lacks the blatant sexuality of “American Horror Story” as well as its hit-or-miss shock value – than the fact that Netflix is releasing it the same fashion as they did in the case of “House of Cards,” which is the entire series […]

Michael Clarke Duncan Has Moved On

Today Michael Clarke Duncan died, and I have no intention of writing any nonsense about him dying before his time because the time you die is pretty much when it’s supposed to happen. The only two movies that I saw him in were “Daredevil” and Tim Burton’s (pointless) remake of “The Planet Of The Apes.” […]

What Does Sony Have Against Spidey?

First, Sam Raimi is forced to cram too many villains (by which I mean Venom, who he didn’t want to use) into Spider-Man 3; then Sony (essentially) cans him, as well as his cast and crew, rebooting the franchise  and handing the directoral reins to Marc Webb, who’s prior film was “500 Days Of Summer,” which […]

‘Dark Shadows’ Trailer

Johnny Depp is once again teaming with director Tim Burton, and the latest result of their collaboration is a new version of Dan Curtis‘s “Dark Shadows.” When I first saw the first pictures of Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins, they felt just a bit…campy and lacking in anything approaching subtlety.  After seeing the trailer, […]