Film adaptations of comic books have been around nearly as long as comic books themselves. It wasn’t until Christopher Nolan got his hands on the Batman license, however, that the the public started taking them seriously as films in their own right. With The Dark Knight Rises, his story of Batman comes to an end. It’s distressing to think that Nolan won’t be making any more films of the Caped Crusader. Thankfully, he left us with a masterpiece. Continue reading →
The Harry Potter film franchise is one of the longest running, and, according to Box Office Mojo, is the highest grossing film franchise in history, when not adjusted for inflation. With all the success and praise the films have received over the years, many other films have tried to bank on Harry’s success, such as Twilight, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Lord of the Rings. While some of these films have large followings of their own, most do not come close to the vastness of the Harry Potter legacy.
This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but I’m glad I’ve waited (or lazily done so) until now. Ever since Sony Pictures announced in January that the trio of Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst had stepped away from the movie franchise the internet has been abuzz with discussion and speculation as to who should take up the superhero’s mantle. For the most part, everything that I have seen has been completely and utterly the wrong direction Sony should go with. Continue reading →
It would be an understatement to say that Hollywood has released a plethora of vampire movies in recent years, undoubtedly thanks to the success of the Twilight series of books and films. I have yet to experience Twilight first-hand, but the things I have heard are less than appealing. Daybreakers in the the position to right the wrongs that have been perpetrated on the vampire name. And for the most part, it does the job. Continue reading →
Originally wishing to see The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus this weekend, I was upset to find out that it has not currently opened here in Pittsburgh. Going over the list of movies my local cineplex was showing, I came across an article about Up in the Air. The article said that it was one of the best films of 2009, and with it coming out during the tail end of said year I was inclined to listen. I took a look at the trailer, and I liked what I saw. Continue reading →