Plus badass women and damned dirty apes… (First published April 30th, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
A triumph of science fiction storytelling: a sweeping tale of mythological scope told with astonishing FX wizardry that brings emotion and intelligence to nonhuman people.
A magnificent science fiction drama, and a beautiful one. Wonderfully radical for the simple fact that it is ruled by principled ideas.
The calendar has turned, a new year is here, and it’s a good time to look ahead.
Does Matthew McConaughey’s full-body drawl doom him in the fast-zombie uprising? Will Ryan Gosling survive global warming because he’s totally hot already?
Here’s an at-a-glance look at my picks for tomorrow night’s Academy Awards…
Michael Fassbender? Tilda Swinton? Michael Shannon? Elizabeth Olsen? But Jonah Hill gets a nom… *sigh*
Hey, wouldn’t it be neat if Alvin asked Dave, “Am I a pet?” and then, not getting an honest answer, led a chipmunk uprising?
Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Green Lantern, X-Men, Captain America, etc. This is what 2011 looks like at the movies. In what way can it be construed that young men are “endangered” at the box office?
I must confess that the notion didn’t even cross my mind till Scott Weinberg put forth the suggestion at Movies.com…