Tag Archive: Titular


People have been complaining a lot about the recent action-movie titling trend that forgoes any sense of specific flavor and instead just presents the main character’s full name. It’s a curious marketing choice, to be sure, but there really aren’t as many offenders as you might think. A lot of them do seem to start with the letter “J,” though.

With the release of this week’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (a title… Continue reading Who Wins in a Battle of the Titular Action Heroes: 'Jack Ryan,' 'John Carter,' 'Jack Reacher,' 'Alex Cross' or...?

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“Successful Alcoholics” is a funny, yet very dark short film from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, which was an audience hit at Sundance and SXSW last year. After playing at Sundance, SXSW, AFI and over 30 other festivals, this is the first time this short film is available online. In the film, a financially-successful young co-dependent couple is drowning in booze and yet still clinging to well-paying jobs… Continue reading Successful Alcoholics: A Sadly Tragic View of Titular Boozers