Tag Danny Elfman

Dolittle Ushers in the 2020 Family Film Season

In my younger years, the term “family friendly” was something that pretty much told me “this film is going to be boring.” They were things that I only experienced with my mom and dad out on Sunday trips. If I… Continue Reading →

636 is a Record-Breaking Number for The Simpsons

With its 636th episode, The Simpsons set the record for being the prime-time scripted series that produced the most episodes in television history, surpassing the 1955-75 CBS Western Gunsmoke, which aired 635 episodes. Now the animated show is absolutely the longest-running primetime… Continue Reading →

Justice League: The Rise of Justice, Heroes and DC has Begun!

There are Justice League spoilers ahead. I’m giving you fair warning right now: There will be spoilers. I’ve tried writing this as spoiler free as possible, but some elements are going to crop up. So, if you’re afraid that one… Continue Reading →

Mummy Impossible: Franchise Starter

Stephen King’s book, Danse Macabre, is a fascinating take on writing, horror and society. He begins the book by offering three main archetypes. There is the werewolf, the vampire and the thing without a name. He spends much of the next… Continue Reading →

The Power of Music and Movies

For as long as movies have existed, there has been music to accompany it. Only the earliest films ever made didn’t have in-house piano and organ music, before silent pictures moved to sound. The first full-length film to include synchronized… Continue Reading →

Tim Burton Produces a Peculiar Adaptation

Per Matt Describing a beloved book of the Miss P trilogy to someone new to the material can be quite daunting. A story about time-traveling mutants hiding from monsters during World War II may sound bizarre, but it’s only a… Continue Reading →

The Flash: How to Do a Superhero Show Right

Every time Grant Gustin says, “My name is Barry Allen and I’m the fastest man alive,” I get chills. I get goosebumps when I hear the opening voiceover, stirring string music pulsing in the background and the iconic shot of… Continue Reading →

Here Come The Mummies: The Cryptic Tour

Per Matt On October 4, 2013, War Memorial Auditorium was overrun by the walking dead.

LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite

When does a movie feel like a video game?

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