February 16, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Looking back, the year 1997 was not a good one for superhero movies. Of course, Joel Schumacher’s (Flatliners) Batman & Robin is the fiasco with which cinephiles are most familiar. But 1997 is also the same year that dropped Mortal Kombat: Annihilation later in the fall. Somewhere in between these two turkeys, New Line Cinema […]
April 6, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
Give Sony Entertainment some credit. They’re bound and determined to expand a peripheral Spider-Man shared universe populated by the webslinger’s rogues. Even after their Amazing Spider-Man franchise crashed and burned, Sony persisted with two dicey Venom movies. After a long and winding road to a theatrical release, Morbius has finally arrived. And with Disney rebooting […]
September 15, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Finally – The New Mutants has arrived in theatres. Sort of. Yes, the last of Fox Studios’ stand-alone X-Men movies has endured a troubled journey to theatres. Recall The New Mutants was original slated for an April 2018 release. Negative rumors and speculation accompanied numerous scheduling changes and re-shoots. Initially, the studio pitched the movie […]
August 23, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
What if instead of being a benevolent force for ‘truth, justice, and the American way’, Superman saw us as an inferior nuisance to be conquered. That’s the premise driving sci-fi/horror flick, Brightburn. Fan favourite James Gunn produced the early summer release. Alongside Gunn, frequent collaborator David Yarovesky made his directorial debut. Making it a family […]
February 3, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
Though critics and fans widely consider The Sixth Sense to be M. Night Shyalaman’s best movie, I’ve always personally preferred Unbreakable. Released before superhero movies were the norm, Unbreakable was groundbreaking. Rumours of a sequel swirled for years. It only took 15 years before Shyalaman shocked audiences with Split’s surprise reveal – a shared movie […]