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‘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 […]

Hollywould: James Gunn, ‘John Henry,’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Hollywould: James Gunn, ‘John Henry,’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy’

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: James Gunn Disney’s loss is Warner Bros.’ gain. […]