Hollywould: ‘Saw,’ ‘Sandman,’ and ‘Black Panther 2’
Jul 8th '19

Hollywould: ‘Saw,’ ‘Sandman,’ and ‘Black Panther 2’

The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed: Saw Chris Rock’s Saw reboot has snagged Samuel L. Jackson, […]

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

‘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 […]

What I’m Reading: Vol. II

What I’m Reading: Vol. II

I’ve got a question for you: When’s the last time you read a book? One you weren’t explicitly assigned to read. Not for class. For fun. I’m willing to wager it’s been a while. Instead of binging The Office for the fourteenth time in a row, hit the library and open one of these page-turners. Don’t be […]

‘Doom Patrol’ Does What ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Doesn’t

‘Doom Patrol’ Does What ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Doesn’t

I have beef with The Umbrella Academy. The Netflix series, based on the comic from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, has a crucial flaw: it’s too normal. It flirts with the weird, wild nature of the original comic—which is bugfuck crazy—but it restrains itself. It doesn’t commit to its own premise. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

Who’s Who in ‘Birds of Prey’

Who’s Who in ‘Birds of Prey’

If you’ve been on the internet in the past week, you’ve likely seen the latest teaser for next year’s Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). It’s got looks—first looks, even—at the main cast, but you might be asking yourself who anyone is. There’s a lot of faces in not a lot […]

Remembering Stan Lee

Remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee, the man who made Marvel, recently passed away at the age of 95. He was bright, bombastic, and controversial—but above all, he was a legend. Born Stanley Lieber in Manhattan in 1922, Stan would go on to be one of the most prolific figures in comics history. He joined the industry in 1939, […]

Why the Hell Aren’t You Reading ‘Mister Miracle?’

Why the Hell Aren’t You Reading ‘Mister Miracle?’

If you recognize the byline, you probably know I am physically incapable of shutting up about comic books. I could wax poetic about superheroes and mythologies and who cares all day, but right now I just have a question: Why the hell aren’t you reading Mister Miracle? I mean, I get it. Comics aren’t for everyone, […]

Comic-Con Weekend Roundup

Comic-Con Weekend Roundup

Comic-Con hit San Diego over the weekend, and pretty much all of pop culture had something to plug. Between the trailers, gossip, and reactions, there’s a lot to go through. Here’s what you need to know: Glass: Shayamalan’s Return to Form? The sort-of-sequel to M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable and Split, Glass looks like the director might be making a comeback. […]

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 […]