Well, it’s a hand drawn animated movie. And it’s got man-monsters and regular monsters and space ships and post-apocalypse hicks and I don’t even know what. It looks great. »
Last night I had the pleasure of going to one of the smallest local theatres in my city, and seeing the latest in the many film interpretations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Victorian sleuth, Mr. Holmes. It was a beautiful and quaint film, but more importantly it did what I have not seen any other version of… »
Well, I just went to see a comic book movie starring a largely unknown female protagonist that beautifully and unflinchingly documents a teenager’s monumentally fucked up coming-of-age story, without being judgmental about it. It is called The Diary of a Teenage Girl and it is a triumph of art over edifice. »
Yes yes. There is a Fantastic Four post on the Odeck already for today, but I thought this was too interesting to not share. Devin Faraci of the movie blog Birth.Movies.Death. (the most awkward name for anything) posted an overview of an early draft of Fantastic Four by Jeremy Slater, which was apparently full of… »
Warning! This post will deal with spoilers regarding Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Please be advised and read responsibly.
For decades now, pop culture – especially geek culture – has been focused on the hero’s journey. Every epic needs an amazing “origin” that fits Joseph Campbell’s monomythic mold – only, no such mold exists, and the ideas weren’t even Joseph Campbell’s to begin with. »
I take my dream with me. But it will not be lost to humanity. It will belong to you the day the world is educated enough to profit by it and wise enough not to abuse it.
IN A WORLD WHERE MARVEL HAS YET TO BUILD ON ITS INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF COMIC BOOK MOVIES STARRING DUDES BY MAKING ONE SINGLE MOVIE ABOUT A FEMALE SUPERHERO, ONE WOMAN TAKES A STAND AND DOES THE SURPRISINGLY EASY THING... »
I love monster movies in general, and The Thing has always been one of my favorites. I liked the clever psychological horror, but what really drew me was the Thing itself. The way it could quickly change into all kinds of strange forms just added to the awesomeness. What sort of freaky weird chimera would it be this… »
A new film with Alexander Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson is slated for release next year. Skarsgard plays a Englishman called back to investigate trouble in the part of Africa where he grew up. The Englishman’s name? Lord Greystoke—but you can call him Tarzan!
A couple of months ago someone here recommended this movie in an open thread and I just got around to watching it. I loved, loved, loved this movie. Go add it to your queue now. I’ll post the trailer below, but it (and my synopsis) spoil things a bit: I went into this movie cold and I recommend you do the same. »