trailer break: ‘Ninja Assassin’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Isn’t that the same remote mountain monastery/martial arts training ground where Batman went to study? Or is it a franchise? “Raised to become an assassin” made me hope that the next placard would be something like “but he really wants to dance!” But it wasn’t. Wow. This … more…

trailer break: ‘The Unborn’

Take a break from not working this wasted holiday week: watch a movie trailer… Say what? A spooky child? We’ve certainly never seen that before, have we? He wants to be born now? Doesn’t he think he might have a better time of it if he doesn’t scare his sister to death? You know, light … more…

The Spirit (review)

Bête Noir It’s been a week since I saw The Spirit and I’m still thinking about it, and usually that’s a good thing, when a movie sticks with you like that, but not always. Like, not this time. Cuz what I’ve been turning over in my head is this conundrum: Just how awful is this … more…

Comic Books Unbound (review)

It’s an entry in the ongoing series ‘Starz Inside’ that the cable network Starz likes to label ‘documentary,’ but this one, at least, feels exactly like the kind of promotional filler you find filling up odd scheduling holes on premium movie channels (it’s suspiciously 59 minutes in length).

oh my god won’t someone think of the children?!

WENN.com via the Internet Movie Database reports: Batman comic bosses are pulping tens of thousands of copies of the latest Dark Knight adventure because a printing error has left it filled with swear words. Profanities that were meant to be blacked out to spare the blushes of young readers were not printed dark enough – … more…