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    What’s On TV? – Monday (2/10/20) – Bravo’s ‘Spy Games’ Tests Who Has the Stuff to Step Into James Bond’s Shoes

    Tonight is a superhero kind of night…there’s X-Men (“The Wolverine”), raunchy masked-crusaders (“Deadpool”) and intergalactic buddy comedy (“Thor: Ragnarok”). If you’re looking for something a little more serious and hard-hitting, there’s classic Spielberg (“The Color Purple”), Westerns (“Stagecoach” or “True Grit”) or a little TV drama (“Prodigal Son,” “Manifest,” “All Rise,” or “The New Pope”). […] More

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    What’s On TV? – Monday 9/2/19 – A Night of Sequels & Pop Culture Mainstays

    Tonight, sequels like “John Wick 2” and “Jaws 2,” pop culture mainstays such as “Legally Blonde” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” animated fare from “Toy Story 2” and “Ice Age 2” and Marvel powerhouses with “Thor: The Dark World” and “Deadpool” make for a great night of TV. And, of course, there’s also the usual […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2016 Best Picture Hopeful Strayed Far From the ‘Moonlight’?

    Welcome to the twenty-ninth entry in our Six Circuit series. Even accounting for recency bias, the misreading of the 2016 Best Picture winner at the Oscars will go down as one of the most memorable telecast moments in the Academy’s history. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were tasked with giving out the last award of the night. […] More

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    Circuit Q&A – What’s Your Favorite Ryan Reynolds Performance?

    Ryan Reynolds is hoping for another hit with this week’s “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.” Since the Pokémon enterprise has seen several resurgences over the years, he may be lucky enough to reap the benefits of this recent film iteration. It seems like Reynolds just became a major A-list star in recent years. But the Reynolds has […] More

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    Genre Geeks: The Power of Humor in Genre Films

    “A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Sometimes in life it’s the only weapon we have.” Roger Rabbit made this salient point about show business in 1988’s “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” and it’s a fundamental truth that rings sharper in today’s age of blockbuster dominance. The brooding antihero and the despondent energy he permeates […] More

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    Top 10: Best February Releases of All-Time

    Though never considered a true dumping ground like January, the month of February rarely gets much respect, cinematically speaking. It makes some degree of sense that studios have their attention elsewhere. Holiday offerings from December are wrapping up, the Oscar season is coming to an end, and Valentine’s Day has its own built-in audience. Still, […] More

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    Superhero Fix: Top 10 Comic Book Antiheroes Who Made The Jump To Film & TV

    The last few years have been rather bleak, with government shutdowns and polar vortexes starting out 2019 on a low note. As our world turns a little darker, we also turn to characters without squeaky-clean pasts or rock-solid moral codes. Antiheroes of comic book legend are having their own renaissance in film and TV at […] More

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    ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Set for a December 12 Release, PG-13 Rating Confirmed

    One of the most popular franchises to see a shift in the coming years will likely be the Deadpool brand. The notoriously un-PC anti-hero has become one of Marvel’s most popular characters. Operating outside of the MCU, he has been able to ramp up the violence and gore to levels other superhero films simply cannot go to. […] More

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    Disney Eyeing a Potential Reboot for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ From the Writers of ‘Deadpool’

    When you look at the all-time box office many would be surprised that “Pirates of the Caribbean” holds 4 of the top 80 spots. The “Pirates” franchise came along at the right time. The big-budget CGI blockbuster was king of the box office. Johnny Depp was one of the biggest stars in the world. Keira Knightly, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando […] More

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    Genre Geeks: To PG-13 or Not To PG-13?

    To go PG-13 or not to go PG-13? That is the question most studios grapple with before releasing their latest genre blockbuster. Is it safer to widen the net of viewership for that crucial first box office weekend, or should artistic merit and brand confidence prevail in the face of an R rating? MPAA certainly […] More

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