I’ve never loved the idea of gleefully watching a movie that’s “so bad that it’s good.” Life is short and watching bad movies always felt more like a waste of time for me. For many, a bad movie is the opposite: it issomething to be consumed with the same voracity and enthusiasm as a great movie. No other film summarizes this mentality better than “The Room” directed by the enigmatic and just plain weird Tommy Wiseau.
In today’s pop culture, “The Dark Tower” series has become an established and well-known tale, garnering its own movie adaptation “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger” in 2017. In the wake of the failed box-office adaption which I didn't see (but read many of the critical reviews), I decided to sit down and read King’s masterpiece for the first time, starting with “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger,” the first book of the series.
The 1997 sequel was always going to be unfairly compared to Jurassic Park. As such, contemporary reviews at the time were unfair, and audiences were also critical of the film. Upon review though, I'm hard-pressed to understand why.
In 2014 I suddenly realized that the majority of my favorite shows aired on Comedy Central. It may not seem like it at first glance, but Comedy Central is arguably one of the best networks providing some of the best content on television right now, rivaling the greats like AMC and HBO. Seriously.
Entertainment Weekly just released new images from the upcoming Terminator franchise reset, Terminator Genysis, and no that's not a typo. This will be the fifth film in the franchise that has seen 4 actors play humanity's savior John Connor over thirty years. In an time where no 80s franchise is safe from being rebooted, it's a wonder why they haven't wiped the slate clean for the Terminator. I'd argue this is the one that deserves a reboot the most.
We've been flocking to see superhero films for years now with no signs that things will slow down. But all good things come to an end. I list my theory for the future of superhero films as we head into the next stage of DC and Marvel movies.