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Dawn of the Female Action Film Star

Posted March 5th, 2014 Women have been kicking ass on the big screen for a long time. Sigourney Weaver in the Alien franchise leaps to mind, as does Uma Thurman’s uber assassin in Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2. Anne Parillaud pulled the trigger on plenty of bad guys in Le Read More >

Hollywood Remakes

Posted February 19th, 2014 Hollywood has already remade or sequelized many of the classic sci-fi/fantasy films of the 1980s including Conan the Barbarian, Predator, Red Dawn, Tron, The Terminator and most recently RoboCop. But none of the retreads reached the creative Read More >

Top 10 All Time Movie Villains

Posted September 23rd, 2013 Would Die Hard be one of the most iconic movies of the 1980s without Hans Gruber? Would Conan the Barbarian have become Conan the Barbarian without Thulsa Doom? From Agent Smith in The Matrix to the Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark, from Gordon Read More >

Who Is Batman?

Posted July 26th, 2013 It has been shouted in the streets that Warner Bros. is planning a Batman/Superman movie to be released in 2015, with Henry Cavill reprising his role as the Man of Steel. So naturally fanboys everywhere are wondering, debating and arguing who should Read More >

‘Lincoln’ and ‘Man of Steel’: Box Office Augury Part 2 — The Reckoning

Posted July 16th, 2013 Back on September 25, 2012 I predicted that the films Lincoln and Man of Steel would both enjoy tremendous box office success when they eventually opened. And although both films have raked-in a lot of dough, neither achieved the scale of success Read More >

‘Spring Breakers’ or: How Feminism Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Booty Pop

Posted March 25th, 2013 WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! Writer/director Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is Girl Power gone wild. A brilliant, funny and surprisingly emotional sex, drugs and Rap-fueled saga of extreme feminism as fantastically stylized as Zack Snyder’s Read More >

‘Dredd’ and the Continuing Evolution of the Comic Book Superhero Movie

Posted November 30th, 2012 When I look back on the history of Hollywood films featuring comic book superheroes, starting with Superman in 1978,    several titles standout in bold relief for the crucial “leap” in the creative evolution of the genre they each Read More >

‘Lincoln’ and ‘Man of Steel’: Box Office Augury

Posted September 25th, 2012 I have seen trailers for two upcoming films about beloved American icons: Abraham Lincoln and Superman, and all signs indicate that both movies will have a big box office Read More >

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Movie Review or: Christopher Nolan’s Batman Flies Full Circle.

Posted September 7th, 2012 Okay, so I finally got to see “The Dark Knight Rises“… (Warning: There will be spoilers.) What impresses me most about the epically entertaining “Rises” is how Christopher Nolan ties all three films together, forming a single cohesive Read More >

‘Total Recall’ Movie Review or: Oh, Mrs. Beckinsale, How Do I Love Thee…

Posted September 1st, 2012 Yeah, I know this film has been out since early August, but I haven’t had the chance to get to the movies since the site launched, and I just want to pontificate a bit about it. So… The best thing about the new “Total Recall” by far is Read More >