‘Hellboy’ is a Worthless Slog that Completely Misses the Point
Apr 19th '19

‘Hellboy’ is a Worthless Slog that Completely Misses the Point

Neil Marshall’s Hellboy is an utterly joyless gorefest that misses the mark so badly that I’m honestly curious how it even got made. If Shazam! is an example of how to capture the feel of the source, Hellboy is the polar opposite. Loaded with fuckwords and laughably gratuitous violence, it’s almost as if Marshall and writer Andrew Cosby […]

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Four Color Television

Four Color Television

Preacher just returned to AMC. The adaptation of the cult hit comic book has entered its third season, and so far things are just as ludicrous— and violent— as the last two. Between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, AMC has a lock on high-budget prestige comic shows. They’re far from the only network to […]

The Danger of Adaptations

The Danger of Adaptations

Cinematic adaptations have been one of the staples of Hollywood. Properties that receive acclaim in different mediums, such as books or video games, are consistently targeted by studios to become the next big film. Studios believe that they can distill its essence into a cinematic capsule that can be consumed by a wider audience. However, […]

High-Budget vs Low-Budget: Who’s More Successful in 2018 so Far?

High-Budget vs Low-Budget: Who’s More Successful in 2018 so Far?

It’s difficult to make a movie— there’s no question. From the beginning of the creative process to the distribution of the finished product in theaters, the whole industry can be an eternal black hole of pandemonium. You know what the worst part is? That the possibility of not even having a payoff is incredibly high. […]

TV Video Games and the Future of Storytelling

TV Video Games and the Future of Storytelling

A few days ago, I finally sat through the trailer for the film Rampage when it popped up before a video I was trying to watch on YouTube. I liked the video game Rampage when I was younger, I still like Dwayne Johnson, and the trailer makes the film look like a fun spectacle. However, I’m not […]