Danny Elfman Says Film Reboots Should Carry Over the Old Musical Scores. Is He Right?

It’s 2003. I’m watching Terminator 3, a sequel to one of my favorite films of all time. Arnold hasn’t been the Arnold of old – undisputed box office king, lovably limited thespian – in ages, […]

Film Review: Justice League Doesn’t Earn Its Hero Shot

A superhero team-up movie like Justice League is all about memorable character interactions and inevitable hero shots. Loki and Ultron, for example, don’t ultimately matter in their respective turns as Avengers villains. The same goes […]

Brief Reminder: Justice League Employed 1,700 People, None of Whom Set Out to Make a Bad Movie

Almost all comic book movies these days come with at least one post-credits scene. Justice League is no different. In fact, it has two. There’s a funny one as well as a remarkably important one […]

The Orville’s “Firestorm” Does Twists for Twists Sake & I Liked It

“Firestorm” drops us into the middle of a crisis. The ship takes on heavy damage while attempting to escape some kind of ion storm. An engineering crewmember is trapped under falling scaffolding. The only person […]

Coco VR & The Gradual, Potentially Fun Takeover of the Movie Theater Lobby

There’s a photo booth in the lobby of my local, Regal Cinema-owned movie theater. I don’t know how long it’s been there, but I first noticed it two weeks ago when I saw a group […]

On the Gal Gadot-Brett Ratner Story

The Story: Gal Gadot stands up to Hollywood sexism and refuses to return for Wonder Woman 2 unless accused sex offender Brett Ratner and his RatPac film financing company are removed from the project. Where the Story […]

The Story Behind the Making of The Running Man

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of The Running Man, a movie that asks what a Philip K. Dick story would look like if it had been made by a Joel Silver type. […]

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express Never Quite Figures Out What It Wants to Be

“A single-location murder mystery crowded with intense psychological portraits, shifting loyalties, pleasantly nasty surprises, a gallery of stars, panoramic vistas and keyhole surgery into the darkest corners of the human heart? Who wouldn’t take such […]

Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. & The “Witch Hunt” Argument

I went to bed last night reading Louis C.K.’s admission of guilt in response to the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him by five female comedians. I woke up this morning to headlines touting […]

The Orville’s “Cupid’s Dagger” Plays a Rape Allegory for Laughs

A week after going all stand-alone with an adventure focused on the show’s least utilized characters, Isaac and the Doctor, The Orville returns in “Cupid’s Dagger” to its default setting of focusing on Ed and […]