It’s long been the status quo that America is where movies stocked with visual effects that look like they cost a billion dollars come from. And while that probably won’t change tomorrow, there are other areas of the world muscling their way into Hollywood territory. And while movies like China’s Monster Hunt tend to grab all the headlines thanks to box office records… Continue reading 'The Wave' Proves You Don't Need Hollywood to Make a Great Disaster Movie
The young adult section of bookstores continues to be one of the most promising places from which to pluck future film franchises. The latest series hoping to join hits like The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Insurgent, and Twilight is The 5th Wave, and this week we got our first look at the big screen version.
Adapted from Rick Yancey’s… Continue reading First 'The 5th Wave' Trailer Promises the Worst Alien Invasion Is Yet to Come
Everly – Radius-TWC – Blu-ray and DVDDirector: Joe LynchCast: Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Jennifer Blanc, Togo Igawa
Everly stars Salma Hayek as the kept girlfriend of a gangster who decides to finally break free of her terrible life. Having typed that, it sounds like a standard Sundance drama, so I should probably point out that breaking free of her life involves guns and killing wave after wave of… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: Salma Hayek Blows Away a Wave of Assassins in 'Everly'
If you ask any comic book creator how difficult it is to create a superhero in the 21st century, they’ll likely tell you that it’s very hard. Creating new superheroes, even within the fabled DC and Marvel universes, can be a massive undertaking just because so much of each of those brands is tied up in their biggest icons. How can Nightrunner compete with Superman? How… Continue reading Comics on Film: Could Valiant Comics Create the Next Great Wave of Superhero Movies?
This week Disney revealed the first official look at its very mysterious Tomorrowland project and it sounds very weird and very ambitious. Just when theme park rides getting turned into a movies was starting to feel normal, the studio has to go and adapt a theme park “land” into a film. However, my struggle with that concept was put on hold when I started… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Do 'Interstellar' and 'Tomorrowland' Represent an Optimstic Wave of Science Fiction Movies?