Sam Raimi May Direct Doctor Strange Sequel

Scott Derrickson’s Marvel replacement may be an old hand at superhero cinema. Variety exclusively reports that Sam Raimi is in talks with Marvel to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Raimi helped start the superhero movie boom of the 2000s with Spider-Man in 2002 and its two sequels. Before his foray into web-slinging,… Continue reading Sam Raimi May Direct Doctor Strange Sequel

Derrickson Steps Down From Doctor Strange Sequel

The Sorcerer Supreme will need a new cloak wrangler, as Scott Derrickson has announced on his Twitter account that he’s leaving the Doctor Strange sequel, titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as director. Derrickson chalks up his exit to the standard could-mean-anything “creative differences” between himself and Marvel, although he will stay on… Continue reading Derrickson Steps Down From Doctor Strange Sequel

REVIEW: 1917 (2019)

War films have always been an essential staple of Hollywood cinema. Whether it’s The Dirty Dozen, Saving Private Ryan, or Dunkirk, the stories within this genre have always served as depictions of heroes overcoming nearly impossible odds, and it is a nearly limitless cache of narrative potential. So naturally, when I heard director Sam Mendes… Continue reading REVIEW: 1917 (2019)

REVIEW: The Grinch (2018)

When I first started seeing ads for Illumination’s attempt at adapting Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, my first thought was, “Oh God, here we go again.” I think many people probably shared the same sentiment; you hear a lot of mixed opinions on the 2000 Jim Carrey version, but I think most would… Continue reading REVIEW: The Grinch (2018)

Strange Talk

There’s a new podcast in town, folks. It’s called Fresh Geek Context, and it’s a great place to hear in-depth discussions of movies, television, video games, technology and lots of other cool topics. Hosts Jace (a friend of mine) and Josh were gracious enough to invite me to be their guest for this week’s episode,… Continue reading Strange Talk

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Since its inception, the Kelvin Timeline – that is, the alternate timeline that has encompassed Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond – has been a real shot in the arm for the Star Trek brand, allowing the new films to simultaneously honor what has come before while forging their own… Continue reading Where No Man Has Gone Before