Posts Tagged ‘comic book’

by The Great White Gypsy Comic book movies confuse me. Not conceptually, or as a legitimate genre, I’m just confused why they continue to get things wrong. Now, granted, comic books are modern mythology, not based in any serious reality. But there is still a mythology there that demands a certain level of accuracy when […]


by The Great White Gypsy Who the hell does Zack Snyder think he is? In 1990, he directed Playground, a short documentary about Michael Jordan.  14 years later, he assumes that gives him the right to remake a horror classic originally done by the iconic George A. Romero.  One feature film, and he jumps into […]


“You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?” This line and many others made Jack Nicholson’s Joker (Batman, 1989) one of the best movie villains of all time. He had the smile, the charisma, and the insanity. So when it was announced that Heath Ledger (fresh off Brokeback Mountain) was to fill Jack’s […]


Ron Perlman with a big red fist.  Selma Blair on fire.  Swordfights and a Golden Army.  All set to a blood-pumping Rammstein track.  When I saw the preview for Hellboy II: The Golden Army, I was excited.    When I saw the movie, I was disappointed.   It’s been four years since Guillermo del Toro […]