Living in the Shadow

If movies are the cool older brother who waited in line for the first Strokes album, then TV is the younger brother who bought Scott Stapp’s at Wal*Mart.  In other words, movies find what is popular and beat it down, while TV tries to catch up a few years later.  Since the superhero genre didn’t … Continue reading

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Frankenstein: Twilight in Disguise

Summit Entertainment acquired the screen rights for This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein.  It’s about young Victor Frankenstein’s quest to save his brother Konrad with the help of his friend Elizabeth.  Don’t be fooled: it’s just another attempt to replicate Twilight.  Included in its description on Deadline: “There are betrayals along the way … Continue reading

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My Dear John to Comic Book Movies

Dear Comic Book Movies, We had a great run.  You’ve been good to me.  I’ve supported you.  Now it’s time to move on. Our time together began with the ridiculous Joel Schumacher Batman movies.  I watched you take the next step when Spider–Man debuted in 2002.  I watched you evolve in Batman Begins and The … Continue reading

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