The Following closed out its second season Monday night with a finale that closed some chapters, left several people dead, and had an ending that, executive producer Marcos Siega says, was always meant to be a taste of something different.
In the conversation below, Siega opens up about said finale, telling us who’s really dead, what we’ll see more of next season, why they filmed two endings, and why fans’… Continue reading ‘The Following’ post-mortem: EP on who’s REALLY dead, that cliffhanger, and what you WON’T see in season 3
Right around the time that Thor: The Dark World was released in theaters, Erik Davis posted a persuasive op-ed here at Movies.com about whether or not Marvel Studios has a “villain problem.” The basic thrust of the piece was that Marvel Studios had failed to feature a villain in any of its films that had managed to connect with audiences in… Continue reading Comics on Film: Does Marvel Really Have a Villain Problem?
Twister is a film about a team of scientists who are trying to save lives by figuring out how to more accurately predict tornadic behavior. To do this, they have to drive into tornadoes in an attempt to get one to suck up their high tech tracking equipment. Forget the fantastic cast that movie assembled, it endures so well because it’s essentially an underdog, man vs… Continue reading 'Into the Storm' Trailer Really Wants To Be This Generation's 'Twister'
This summer, audiences will return to the neo-noir world of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the long-awaited sequel to the 2005 film Sin City. While we wait to reenter the shadowy world of sinister fiends and dames to kill — and possibly be killed — for, take a look at this noir-inspired animated short by Rafael Grampá, which… Continue reading Wanna Watch a Really Cool Short Film About a Man Hunting Down an Idea Thief?
(We’re going to get into spoilers for the new RoboCop almost immediately, so if that will bother you, feel free to turn back now.)
There’s a scene relatively early in Jose Padilha’s remake of RoboCop that left me legitimately shaken. Police officer Alex Murphy, gruesomely disfigured in a car bombing that was supposed to take his life, has been sold to the robotics company Omnicorp, which transforms… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: The 'RoboCop' Remake Is Almost a Really Good Movie