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Daily Archives: April 23, 2017

You would have to be living under rock to not believe that the superhero genre is currently going through a golden age. Since the turn of the century, studios have been desperate to acquire the intellectual property of comic book writers, especially superheroes, and transfer them to the big screen. So prevalent and successful this was that in recent years,… Read more »

23 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There are many movies that are cult-worthy and that have a large amount of fans and followers; but not many are as popular and vast as The Room. Considering how terrible the movie actually is, it is quite insane to think the amount of people who belong to its dedicated cult following, including many celebrity stars. Everything from the actors,… Read more »

23 April 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Sometimes, even in Hollywood, patience pays off. While the industry’s instinct might be one of producing sequels to a successful work immediately, a few late continuations of earlier stories have proven that they were much more than easy cash-grabs. This list puts together the best out of them, telling of how and why they came to be, and what is… Read more »

23 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“Any good movie is filled with secrets.” – Mike Nichols   Daydream nation So much of the comedy in Mike Nichols’ zeitgeist-defining second film The Graduate, feels effortless and equipped with an intellectual exactitude. When it opened in 1967 it was the sort of film that audiences found to be forward, fearless, and even a little––okay a lot––lurid. It was… Read more »

23 April 2017 | Features, Reviews

Ridley Scott is one of the most successful directors of all time: combined, his films have grossed $1.5 billion theatrically alone, while his work in the science fiction and historical drama genres have set the standard for generations of filmmakers. Having directed sci-fi masterpieces like Alien and Blade Runner, to historical epics like Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven, to the… Read more »

23 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Continuing from where “Akira” left off, “Ghost in the Shell” established cyberpunk as one of the main themes of the genre, and pawned a huge franchise that continues to produce masterpieces. In that fashion, the franchise includes three animated TV series, four movies, and four video games, while a live-action remake starring Scarlett Johansson was released in the United States… Read more »

23 April 2017 | Features, Other Lists