‘Fantastic Four’ Is Far More Painful Than I Remember It Being

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Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

The 20th Century Fox film Fantastic Four, based on the comic book of the same name, may be better than the newest film of the same name, but not by much. It’s as bad as most people have always said it was and would probably still say if you asked them today. I know it’s crazy that I chose to watch something I could’ve easily avoided, like I’d been doing for at least the last six years, but there’s a reason for it. I’ll get to that another time, mainly because when the time does come, it’ll become evident quite quickly.

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Dazzles And Build Intrigue In First Teaser Trailer

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Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co

The upcoming 20th Century Fox film Murder on the Orient Express, based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie, is seriously going to make me want to pick up the original source material and then pick up even more of Christie’s books. If you’ve seen the most recent version of her novel, And Then There Were None, you’ll understand completely. Come to think of it, why haven’t I picked up that book at least? Huh.

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Series End: “Bates Motel”


The way one responds to the end of a series is never predictable. It could be the best experience ever, even when really emotional. Or, it could just be okay and achieve enough of what you hope for. Sometimes though, a series finale hits all the right notes, that you not only know it was a good way to end, but that the series itself maintained what made it worth watching in the first place, and that it was worth every minute of invested time. Continue reading

At First Glance: “The Mist (2017)”

If at first you don’t succeed with a highly successful film adaptation, wait a short amount of time and try again with an unnecessary TV series. That seems to be the motivation behind this new iteration of a fascinating novella that’s almost 40 years old. With a lot of luck, this series could very well prove to be worth it, but that’s more wishful thinking than I’m prepared to have for this unoriginal original series. Continue reading

On Second Thought: “Chicago”


Note: This piece was originally written for and posted as part of MovieRob’s March Genre Grandeur, with the theme being favorite prison films as chosen by Jay of Life vs. Film.

Who doesn’t love a good musical? Plenty of people, but then again, they probably don’t like films that make them step outside of their respective repetitive film circles. The only thing you can hope for is that enough time will have passed that they’ll be convinced it’s now okay to give the film a chance. And if they’re lucky, time won’t have done too much damage to a well made film. Continue reading

31 Days of Oscar: “Cabaret”

Classic musicals are really hit or miss. It depends on how far back you go, who’s in it and what the overall story is about. Some can just end up being fun no matter how much time has passed, while others just take on that dated look that makes it hard to do anything other than laugh. Continue reading

On Second Thought: “Resident Evil”

The zombie genre has been done to death. However, like with the zombies we love for various characters to keep killing, the genre has never truly stayed dead. Just when you think there’s nothing left to do, be it original or just a repeat in some way, another film comes along. Now, over the past several years, zombies have even swept TV. There’s truly no end in sight for the hordes of undead that want to terrorize the living in some way. Continue reading