Movie Review: Passengers

Good science fiction is supposed to do two things: say something about the time we live in raise questions. On that front Norwegian director Morten Tyldum does an adequate job in his latest project, Passengers. I can’t help but admit to having my interests piqued at the social quandaries presented in this film, like income inequality still being a thing, how […]

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Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 2

As Netflix has just released the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters that are not currently featured in a film or television show and not currently in pre-production. This is my second part of a three-part series. (To find part one click HERE.)   Nova Richard Rider, also known […]

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Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 1

With Netflix’s recent release of the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters who aren’t currently featured in a film or television shows and those not currently in pre or post-production. My list does not discriminate between which film studios currently have the rights to characters. It’s just a simple […]

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TUFF GNARL CASTING CALL: Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns”

Many years ago, the now-defunct comic book periodical Wizard Magazine ran an ongoing segment entitled “Casting Call” in which they would envision a film based on another medium – comics, animation, literature, etc. – and suggest which actors would best portray the major characters in the story. Sometimes they hit the nail on the head, like when they chose Patrick Stewart to […]

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FILM REVIEW: The Impossible Dream – “Jodorowksy’s Dune”

Jodorowky’s Dune Alejandro Jodorowksy, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Nicholas Winding Refn, Amanda Lear, Richard Stanley Directed by Frank Pavich City Films/Sony Pictures Classics 2013 The greatest movie never made. That is the message director Frank Pavich wants to convey to us with his endlessly fascinating new documentary about Chilean-French auteur Alejandro Jodorowksy’s failed attempt at making a film […]

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Stanley Kubrick is Dead, Long Live Stanley Kubrick or: How I Stopped Worrying and Let Under the Skin Give Me a Lobotomy

Under the Skin Directed by Jonathan Glazer Screenplay by Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer based on the novel by Michael Faber Starring Scarlett Johansson A Studio Film 4/BFI release 2014 It’s been a long time since I walked out of a film and thought to myself, “Well, that movie just completely fucked me in the head”. Thanks to Jonathan Glazer, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Contracted

Contracted (2013) Starring Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams and Alice MacDonald Written and Directed by Eric England Horror used to be fairly simple.  There was big-budget horror you could see in the theaters and low-budget horror you caught on video or on television.  With multiple mediums (Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant, hundreds of channels on DirecTV, et al), it has become impossible […]

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Pacific Rim Review

Though this post is devoid of any real spoilers, some details of the film are discussed in greater depth than what has been shown in previews. For moviegoers who wish to retain as much mystery as possible going into the picture, it is advised that they see the film first and come back afterwards to compare their experience with the […]

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