This might as well be the 34583rd film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, now brought to us from the schmucks at Image Movers! Bah, Humbug!
“When people complain about adaptations of a work, it’s because they like the things that end up getting lost in translation, and the classic superhero/supervillain dynamic is one of those things that’s gotten lost in a lot of these Marvel flicks.”
Cecil begins a new series called "Vs.", where he'll take two movies that have a major similarity, and talk about what they have in common and what they do differently. This episode goes into the legal battle between the makers of Parts: The Clonus Horror and The Island, and breaks down some of the major similarities between the films.
In this special holiday episode, we sit on the lap of the 2003 dark comedy Bad Santa, which stars Billy Bob Thornton as an embittered veteran con artist who spends his Christmases burglarize shopping malls with his short-of-stature business partner, played by Tony Cox, while in the guise of a department store Santa Claus and his helper elf.
“These are the movies that almost nobody is excited about, and that almost nobody is looking forward to seeing (though, if history is any guide, people will still turn out in droves to pay to see them anyway).”
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“We can’t send the message that we can be threatened into submission, or that anyone, much less Kim Jong-un, has immunity from satire. ”
“It was a bit frustrating to see a supporting cast of instantly lovable and visually dynamic characters end up as little more than set dressing.”
The Discworld! Terry Pratchett! Sky One! Visuals that are (mostly) gorgeous, main characters who are (mostly) brilliant, and a three-hour miniseries that should have been shorter. But still, Death is in it. And he's wonderful. Also, Ursa talks about hero/villain shipping.
“It’s hard to fault a film for not being what you want it to be, but one can’t help but wonder what would happen if Tarantino treated his material with a little more maturity or respect.”
It's become a bit of tradition by now for Sofie to post early reviews of the Hobbit movies, so let's look at the last one and finish this thing.
“Why does a Hawaiian Aquaman make sense when his origins can be ethnically ambiguous? Because of the rest of his story.”
“I’m surprised the tagline was ‘Seeing is believing’ and not ‘You will believe reindeer can fly!’”
“A satire of comic books seems like a surefire concept, and they’ve assembled a great cast here, but unfortunately the script and the direction rob them of all their comedic powers.”
To celebrate the 86th anniversary of one of his favorite cartoon characters, Joey counts down some of his most memorable moments!
Sybil judges Dredd! Get it?!
The Horror Guru celebrates Lancegiving by reviewing Stan Winston's directorial debut Pumpkinhead, the 1988 cult classic starring Lance Henriksen of Aliens fame.
The Animated Heroine reviews Disney's Big Hero 6. Does it live up to the hype?
Tony Stark: Not just Iron Man any more. In this episode, Ursa discusses the crumbling of Tony's hyper-masculine ideal to reveal someone who's actually... kind of great.
Long live PM Entertainment! This week, Cecil takes a look at the Karate Kid knockoff A Dangerous Place. Good times.