Review – The Mummy (2017)

As you may be aware, The Mummy is not only a revival of the classic Universal monster who first hit the big screen way back in 1932 (as portrayed by Boris Karloff) but is also an effort by Universal to launch their own connected universe, ala Marvel's MCU, built around their movie monster library.  To... Continue Reading →

#Throwback Thursday – Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Original US release date: September 30, 2011 Production budget: $5,000,000 Worldwide gross: $4,749,516 There have been many horror-comedies throughout the years, but none (that I've seen) like director and co-writer Eli Craig's Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.  Playing as part sendup of, and part homage to, the classic backwoods horror films of the seventies and... Continue Reading →

The Ten Best Comic Book Movie Castings

There was a time, long ago, when a movie based on a comic book couldn't even get a greenlight.  Then, slight progress was made so that they could get the go-ahead, but nobody with any name value wanted anywhere near them.  Now, comic books are recognized as the complex pieces of art that they are, with... Continue Reading →

Why WONDER WOMAN Matters

I just got home from a second viewing of Warner Brothers's Wonder Woman and I felt compelled to write, again.  I tried to talk myself out of it.  "No, come on, you can take today off.  You've already done your next four #ThrowbackThursdays ahead of time.  You stayed up an hour later than you should... Continue Reading →

Review – Wonder Woman

It's finally here.  Seventy-six years after her creation by William Moulton Marston, there's finally a Wonder Woman movie.  By comparison, it took Kick-Ass only two years to get a movie.  That's more - so much more - than a little absurd, when you stop to ponder it.  The long-overdue film is the fourth chapter in the... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Village

Original US release date: July 30, 2004 Production budget: $60,000,000 Worldwide gross: $256,697,520 If you're a regular reader, you may know I was once among M. Night Shyamalan's biggest fans.  He lost me after a handful of subpar films, but has recently been winning me back with The Visit and Split.  This particular film, The... Continue Reading →

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