Showing posts from June, 2019

Top 6 Reasons why Batman changed Superhero films as we know it!

So, as of this writing, today marks the 30th anniversary of Batman 1989's premiere and while there may be signs of its aging, there were many reasons of why and how, Batman '89 has become a game-changer when it comes to both Superhero films and theatrical blockbusters! 1. The Actor who would be Bat When many where excited upon learning of Batman being developed as a live action film, the bizarre stuntcasting of Michael Keaton as the titular character, were met with plenty of skepticism and disdain. Some like myself questioned Director Tim Burton's suggestion to cast Michael Keaton over Alec Baldwin as Bruce Wayne especially since both actors appeared in Burton's previous film, Bettlejuice. While Baldwin may be the perfect archetypal fit, it was Keaton’s comedic timing and substantial proof that he can also handle dramatic roles, as seen in Clean and Sober, that gave him somewhat of an advantage. The biggest trick was the ideal of a &quo

Anime gets Splatterpunked! Baoh The Visitor

Lets take a trip back in time like say, 30 years ago when the Japanese medium, known as Anime has yet to make  it's big splash within the United States, until the mid nineties.  Although many were aware of the animated form, most of the Movies, TV series and what was known as OVAs, were bootleg VHS tapes, sold via underground markets due to scarcity issues and worse, they were very expensive! A 40 minute program titled Original Video Animation or  "OVA" for short, could set you back around $30-$40 adjusted for inflation. OVAs are  basically brief movies or an extended episode since the time window is roughly well over 30 minutes and while some are complete stories, with a finite ending, others were 3 to 6 part episodic segments.  Now, within the various genres offered by OVAs, i.e. Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and  Comedy just to name a few. However, there was this little Subgenre that contained contents of gratuitous violence, as in disembo

Captain Marvel review: Not so 'Marvelous"

Directed by: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Screenplay by: Anna Boden Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dwore So, after three months, I have finally watched one of the most divisive Comicbook films as of recent! Captain Marvel is a movie used as a tentpole for the upcoming phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and not to mention, a first female driven feature. I assume Marvel/Disney's noble gesture is used for diversity's sake, and especially within an era of Neo Feminism. The "HerO" tagline was more than enough to convince me that this was shameless pandering marketing. That being said, the focal point of Captain Marvel's narrative, correlates to a Woman who is amnesiac trying to remember her past, after brief synaptic breaks and flashbacks of a former life she barely recalls.  Set in the early 90's, actress Brie Larson, is cast for the titular character, although earlier in the film, she is known by the name "Vers"