The air is cooler and the leaves are about to change, which can mean only one thing: it’s time for us to lock ourselves inside our homes and refuse to leave!
For Hollywood, the temptation of a biographical film is almost too good to ignore. It combines the allure of a pre-existing property – in this case a famous living person that nearly everyone has heard of – and is prime Oscar bait. If the bio involves a fatal disease? Even better. A triumph over adversity? That’s at least a Golden Globe.
The concept of "binge watching" is a relatively new phenomena. There have always been pockets of loyal fans that would watch and re-watch an entire series in a handful of sittings, but it wasn’t something people openly acknowledged doing until mail-order DVD services like Netflix became the norm.
BBC made it official this weekend: Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor. His casting is a culmination of a lifelong dream. I’m sure, though, that a lot of the joy he’s feeling is matched with plenty of nerves. After all, he has big shoes to fill. Eleven pair of them, in fact, all coming in varying shapes and sizes.
There are times when a sequel is warranted and a time when it isn’t. Like so many others before it, a “Smurfs 2” sequel wasn’t really necessary beyond getting everyone involved a nice paycheck.
The Wolverine slashed and clawed his way to the top of the box office this weekend, and given the audience and critical response, there’s a chance that it could regenerate and become number one again this weekend. But is it the greatest spin-off of all time? The case could be made, but it has some heavy competition.
When it was first released in 1981, it looked like a vehicle straight out of the future as imagined by a 1970s sci-fi B-movie. The story of the car itself has been told numerous times as a cautionary tale, with doors that opened vertically, the collapse of the company that manufactured the car, and all the pitfalls that served as an apt metaphor...
A dozen would-be caped crusaders vied for the title of "Comic Book Hero" at SDCC 2013. The winner would win a free trip to Comic Con 2014 courtesey of Geico. In the end, nobody partied harder than SUPERBRO!
Another Comic-Con is in the books, and it gave us plenty to mull on. Sorry, my vocbaulary is a bit limited. "Mull" means "wet your pants in excitement," right?
R.I.P.D., starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, is in theaters this weekend. The concept is pretty self-explanatory: living cops die and become dead cops in resurrected bodies that protect the world from evil spirits refusing to pass into the afterlife. The cops must do their duty before they’re allowed to pass on, all while shooting things...