#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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