Category: Movies

Marvel’s cinematic villain problem

“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.”

VIDEO: Clonus vs. The Island

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.

VIDEO: Bad Santa (2003)

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.

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

“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.”