Been awhile, so here’s a quick round-up:
- Alien: Covenant
- I Am Heath Ledger
- King Arther: Legend of the Sword
- The Mummy (2017)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- War for the Planet of the Apes
- Wonder Woman
We’ve all been a little bit busy, and we aren’t getting comps, so we’re behind in recent genre movie reviews. If you have a review of your own, a comment to make, or a burning desire to pitch a screenplay wherein the Rangers team up with the Beast to find evidence of life on Mars, this would be the place.
Or you can enjoy the trailer for the Justice League. DC has always rocked the trailers.
The second addendum to “Make Me Watch It” voting is available here. Also, the existing voting pages have been updated, removing those titles that were owned by my ex, as well as removing any titles that won the Academy Award for Best Picture, as those will get their own podcast in late 2019.
This weekend falls between the big ape and SF hopeful Life, so we’ve got another flashback Weekend Review. This time, we’re traveling all the way to 1941, and a film not seen much anymore (it has been plagued by legal disputes). Never mind. Hellzapoppin influenced (and in many cases was referenced by) Mad magazine, the Monty Pythons and every fourth-wall breaking comedians in TV history, Animaniacs, and the Zucker Brothers, among others. It includes a comic vision of hell, a non-Stooge role for Shemp, and a cameo by Universal’s Frankenstein Monster.
It also spoilers the end of Citizen Kane.
The latest subject of Make Me Watch It is Inception (2010), directed by Christopher Nolan. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.
Three years ago, Legendary Pictures revived the Godzilla franchise with their take on The Big G. The film did well enough that it lead Legendary to start up their own Kaiju Cinematic Universe, with Godzilla’s next outing being a big monster battle royale, with Kong joining the Godzilla series staples – but first, we have to unveil this series’ version of Kong.
Note to those who are waiting on reading this review before seeing the film: Stick around through the credits. More…
Hugh Jackman returns, playing the most successful Marvel character who is not a part of the MCU, and playing him (according to some reports) for the last time.
What do we think of the film?
As the trial of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier nears (March or April of this year), we review Irene Taylor Brodsky’s disturbing HBO documentary about the Slenderman Stabbing case—and about the history and impact of the online horror icon.