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mythology

Anticipating The Last Knight, Cluelessly

I’m a pretty forgiving Transformers fan. I’ve been able to enjoy the Michael Bay films for what they are. That is to say that what they are could generally be described as a film-tech circle-jerk following a Cliffs Notes version… Continue Reading →

Batman Meets Constantine in Justice League Dark

Constantine actor Matt Ryan returns, this time to voice the titular character in the DC animated movie Justice League Dark. He teams up with Batman, Zatanna, Swamp Thing and several other magic users to combat an unknown evil force of… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman and the Definition of the Modern-Day Superhero

Per Matt Throughout the years, different types of heroes have emerged. Those of the 1930s were vastly different from those of the early ’80s, ‘the 90s and even today. Superheroes reveal the story of America, so, what exactly does the… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman Saves the (DC) World

The critics are loving Wonder Woman, and I am among them! This could be the film that signals a much-needed recovery for DC’s Extended Universe — a beleaguered series of attempts to join the venerable Marvel offerings which have dominated… Continue Reading →

Dead Men Tell No Tales Puts Pirates Back on Course

You have to hand it to a company who can maintain a massively profitable film franchise, borne of a 50-year-old amusement park ride. Like it or not, the Pirates of the Caribbean film series has made a big mark on… Continue Reading →

Ridley Scott’s (Broken) Covenant

In space, no one can hear you scream. Unfortunately for everyone sitting around me at the local Malco, I was plenty loud and vocal. I try to write only positive, upbeat reviews and articles with my trademark snark and sarcastic… Continue Reading →

The Problem of the Franchise

I remember seeing First Blood for the first time, as a kid. I remember thinking at the time that the movie was titled Rambo: First Blood. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized Rambo’s name wasn’t in the title. Speaking… Continue Reading →

The Case for Horror Remakes

I’ve been utterly disgusted by the perpetual and baffling stagnation of the film industry. With a list of remakes and reboots announced, including iconic titles like Friday the 13th, Halloween and Child’s Play, just to name a few, cautious optimism is hard to… Continue Reading →

I Want to Believe The X-Files Will Return to Greatness

Long before The Walking Dead attacked basic cable ratings. Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe made superheroes super fun. And long before LOST’s flashbacks, flash forwards and sideways storytelling, sci-fi was complicated and cool. The X-Files made conspiracies, science fiction and… Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Homecoming — A Trailer With Roots

Peter Parker is back to his comic book roots with a modern-day feel in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The latest trailer simplifies and adds more complexities to the life of the Marvel Comics mainstay.

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