This new Tomb Raider -- reboot? Prequel? What is it? -- makes the cut for guilty pleasure of the month but with a really big asterisk next to it: * It should have been a lot sillier. I'm not saying it should have been dumb and goofy. I just mean silly in a big, fun, action… Continue reading Guilty Pleasure of the Month – Tomb Raider: Does Lara Croft Ever Pee or Poop?
Warning: I'm already crying right now and I haven't even started writing yet... I've just been collecting clips and gifs and photos... and I'm sniffling and tearing up. So... be prepared... With that said, let's admit it: sometimes you need a good, cathartic cry. A nice bawl-your-eyes-out sobfest. It's healthy to cry, to not hold… Continue reading Man’s Best Tearjerker: In Defense of Sentimental Dog Movies
In follow up to Film Year 2000 and Film Year 2001, now presenting: Top 5 Guilty Pleasures of Film Year 2002 Signs Buena Vista Yes, Signs. I don't care about the super huge plot hole of aliens invading a planet that is 71 percent water despite being allergic to water. Who cares about logic and shit like… Continue reading Top 5 Guilty Pleasures of the Aughts: Year 2002
Basically my Top Ten list with the Best Picture Oscar Noms taken out...
As Deadline reports, Reed Morano's I Think We're Alone Now, recently sold to Momentum Pictures after winning a Special Jury Award for excellence in filmmaking at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film focuses on a man, played by Peter Dinklage, who finds himself alone after the human race is wiped out -- until he comes… Continue reading Reed Morano’s Sundance Hit “I Think We’re Alone Now” Sells — Now Some Love for the D.P. Turned Director
Rumors have been circulating around the internet. A Harry Potter TV series. Coming to Netflix. Mind you, these rumors aren't coming from the most reputable sources -- which only solidifies their status as rumor and not much more. But... what if it does happen? In all likelihood, it will (case in point: Lord of the Rings coming to Amazon).… Continue reading What If… the Harry Potter books were adapted into a TV series?
"Wakanda forever!" It's a battle cry. It's pride. And it's a harbinger of what Ryan Coogler's Black Panther will inspire: a shift in the type of stories Hollywood tells. Wakanda forever -- things will now change, forever. I don't believe that this is hyperbolic. I'm also hopeful that it's not wishful thinking. This is a (probably) $200 million… Continue reading Movie of the Month – February: Black Panther
There’s a rasp to Bette Davis’s voice that is an odd combination of sexy, irritating, and unsettling. It ranges in pitch and tone and violence — all on display in Robert Aldrich’s follow-up to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte. “Man, she sure acts like she’s crazy sometimes...” “That’s what the folks in… Continue reading Retro Review: HUSH… HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE (1964)
In follow up to Film Year 2000, now presenting: Film Year 2001 Wet Hot American Summer Amazing to think that a movie this silly and dumb could go on to spawn two sequel (or, rather, one was technically a "prequel") TV series for Netflix. But the silliness and dumbness of Wet Hot American Summer is beloved… Continue reading Top 5 Guilty Pleasures of the Aughts: Year 2001
In May of last year, Variety reported that Joe Wright's 2011 film Hanna would be adapted into an Amazon TV series. And just the other day, Deadline reported that the principal roles have been cast with Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, and Esme Creed-Miles as the titular character. The announcement of a TV series based on the… Continue reading “Hanna” TV Series Begins Production — Thoughts on the Original 2011 Film