Tag Neal H. Moritz

Sonic 2 is What Happens When Sequels Fail

I have a love-hate relationship with movie sequels. Sometimes I get pleasantly surprised, and films follow the logical progression of their predecessors. This happened with sequels like The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight and Terminator 2. These elite films… Continue Reading →

Amazon Brings Back Memories With I Know What You Did Last Summer

In 1997, director Jim Gillespie brought together the acting talents of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddy Prinze Jr. to give us the slasher film, I Know What You Did Last Summer. While not the most… Continue Reading →

Sonic the Hedgehog Sets the Pace for Video Game-Based Movies

Traditionally, video game film adaptations fail to capture the spark of the game from which they are rendered. Often, the “creative freedom” that is extended to Hollywood with the source materials is bastardized in a way that completely alienates it… Continue Reading →

Preacher Showed Promise, Then Faded Away…

Time is precious. It’s invaluable, actually. There’s no getting it back, once it’s gone. And it’s not until the closing minutes of Preacher‘s series finale until it becomes painfully clear. The outcome doesn’t have anything to do with a vengeful,… Continue Reading →

The End is Near for Preacher

Whether it’s judgement day, doomsday or simply the Apocalypse, the end is near for Preacher. Figuratively and literally.

Escaping Movie Pass (And the Escape Room Movie)

You guys, I did it! I cancelled my Movie Pass! 

He Was the Son of a Preacher, Man

Voodoo. A Night of the Living Dead. God is still missing. Witches. Escaping Hell. Possessing a supernatural organism. Adolf Hitler. Being haunted by the ghosts of your dysfunctional family’s past. Oh, and an Irish vampire who really likes to party…. Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Get Happy! on SyFy Channel

It’s hard not to fall immediately in love with Happy!, the SyFy channel’s adaptation of Grant Morrison’s gritty, dark comedy about a hitman trying to save lives in a godless metropolis with the help of his invisible sidekick. It’s actually… Continue Reading →

Preacher Does Some Soul Searching in Season 2

Jesse Custer’s journey, as a character on Preacher, has been an emotionally rocky road so far, but Season 2 of the AMC TV series has led him to New Orleans, where he seeks an audience with God, who has strangely… Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Give Preacher The Chance It Deserves

AMC’s Preacher has unfortunately languished in relative obscurity. I confess that this has been a constant source of consternation and confusion for me. The TV show is backed and produced by Seth Rogan. Its source material is one of the more famous… Continue Reading →

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