The Facer knows why Daredevil will suck like an Oreck XL

Let’s get this out of the way first: Tim Burton’s “Batman” was a groundbreaking superhero film. For about fifteen minutes. Watching it now, a scant 12 years later, the film plays like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, sans punch lines. Garish colors, clumsy characterizations, plodding plotlines, and over-the-top performances by everything that breathes leaves Batman with a very different legacy. Burton officially mastered the formula for contemporary shitty superhero movies.

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Will The Real Alexander The Great Please Stand Up

While Ridley Scott and Oliver Stone and maybe Martin Scorsese or Christopher McQuarrie or someone else duke it out over who’s going to get all David Lean on the big screen, Mel Gibson is taking a cue from fellow producer/thespian Tom Hanks and taking his show to HBO. The fearless leader from Macedon is getting the Band Of Brothers treatment, with a lavish ten hour miniseries written by David Frankel, Jason Horwitch and Kirk Ellis.

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