There’s a part of me that refuses to see the movie of Jersey Boys on account of its being a musical made for the stage. That can be said of most if not all musicals, really; but such “jukebox musicals” are mainly about giving audiences a live-concert experience of classic songs sung new by great talents of Broadway. On the big… Continue reading What Musical Needs to Be Made into a Movie?
Now that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has enjoyed some time in theaters, we can dig in and digest… and podcast! On this special Spidey-themed podcast, our Erik Davis is joined by Sean O’Connell (CinemaBlend) for a nerdy, spoiler-filled discussion about all things related to the Spider-Man sequel.
What did The Amazing Spider-Man 2 get right and what did it get wrong? Also: what… Continue reading Listen: What 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Got Right, What It Got Wrong, and What Needs to Be in the Sequel
Who are today’s equivalent of Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello or Martin and Lewis or Cheech and Chong or even Farley and Spade?
With the news that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reteaming for another movie, following up their hit collaborations in Talladega Nights and Step Brothers with Border Guards, maybe they’re the closest thing we’ve got. And in a way theirs is… Continue reading Which Comedic Pair Needs to Make More Movies?
Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
A little over a week ago, the very first trailer for Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of The Giver arrived. We’re talking about a Newbery Medal-winning book beloved by many and included in countless school curriculums across the country, and for good reason, too; Lois Lowry’s book is engaging, entertaining and boasts numerous… Continue reading Why 'The Giver' Needs to Give Fans More Confidence