It was a dark time. Before Robert Downey, Jr. took his place as Iron Man, Universal tried to bring us the hero we wanted. The Jolly Green Giant. Of course, I’m talking about Ang Lee’s Hulk. Despite an amazing cast, 2003’s Hulk was derided by critics. To this day, Marvel pretends it never happened. Let’s […]
Gerard Butler is known for his flops. One movie, though, stands out as a film that kicked off a franchise that’s still going strong. We take a look at Olympus Has Fallen. Spoiler alert: Angela Bassett is a national treasure.
In 2020, I started a YouTube channel called Anything Nice to Say. The idea was to watch the movies that no one liked, the movies everyone thought were bad, but had never actually seen. I’m a pretty critical person. The origin story for quite a few writers is that they, once upon a time, read […]
The works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of Tarzan, has seen a number of adaptations over the years, but it seems like none so maligned as John Carter. Estimated losses on the movie was $200 million, making it one of the biggest flops of all time. But, just because it was a flop was it […]
What’s the deal with the heroes in a half-shell? Michael Bay’s take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise started off rocky with pre-production leaks and backlash to casting choices. Concept art and a leaked script didn’t help matters and the movie seemed doomed to fail before the teaser trailer even dropped. That doesn’t mean […]
Tron: Legacy may not be the best movie, but it’s definitely a work of art. The combination of the visual aesthetic with Daft Punk’s soundtrack is outstanding. Here are some of the nice things I had to say about the sequel to 1982’s Tron.