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On The Santa Clause

On The Santa Clause

I can’t tell you how many times I have seen The Santa Clause, as it was very popular like Mrs. Doubtfire, at the time of it’s release. Much like Mrs. Doubtfire,this heartfelt holiday film is wrought with some serious problems in it’s storytelling. Sure, it is an original story, and Scott Calvin (S.C.) is equally … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Constantine

The Best and Worst of Constantine

Unlike the Constantine film, the television series I thought was utterly fantastic in comparison – there was much more time to develop characters. Not to say everything was inherently good, though. Constantine suffers heavily of the Magical Negroe trope (see The Legend of Bagger Vance) in two characters, Papa Midnite and the Angel, Manny. This … Continue reading

On John Carter

On John Carter

  According to The Guardian review: John Carter is one of those films that is so stultifying, so oppressive and so mysteriously and interminably long that I felt as if someone had dragged me into the kitchen of my local Greggs, and was baking my head into the centre of a colossal cube of white … Continue reading

On Dear John

On Dear John

An adaption of the Nicholas Sparks’ 2006 novel of the same name, Dear John is not even a unique film, esp. since all of the characters were essentially generic, including Amanda Seyfried’s (Mamma Mia!). I dare say Seyfried was better in Mamma Mia! than this! With that being said, at least it has Channing Tatum … Continue reading

On The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

On The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, based on the first volume of the comic book series of the same name, was never really that great. According to Box Office Prophets‘ article, “What Went Wrong: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen“: This column will go into spoilers, so if you haven’t seen The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, then … Continue reading

On Mamma Mia!

On Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! is, at best, a guilty pleasure, largely due to it’s absurdity, ridiculousness, and rather lack of an actual plot. If you happen to love ABBA this is for you though, but if you don’t, I’d suggest a quick exit is necessary. Pronto. One of the more negative elements of the film include: Donna laments, “I … Continue reading

Favorite Cancelled Shows: Mutant X

Favorite Cancelled Shows: Mutant X

Mutant X is inspired by, but different to, X-Men. In fact, in 2001,, 20th Century Fox sued Marvel, Tribune Entertainment, and Fireworks Entertainment for breach of their licensing agreement and false advertisement, as promoting the series as “a false association between the…television show and Fox’s ‘X-Men’ motion picture,” and thereby “falsely designat[ing] to the public the nature, … Continue reading

On Underworld: Awakening

On Underworld: Awakening

Continuing from Underworld and Underworld: Evolution is Underworld: Awakening, which sees the (modern day) rise of the Lycans, running the corporation Antigen. The film features J. Michael Straczynski as screenwriter (Babylon 5, Thor, Murder, She Wrote), and actor Charles Dance (Bleak House). There are a couple things of contention I have with the film, starting with this … Continue reading

On Pacific Rim

On Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim was about as awful as Battleship in terms of storytelling. To begin, Mako Mori serves both as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (see Feminist Frequency‘s #1), and a Smurfette (see Feminist Frequency‘s #3). Her “compatibility” with Raliegh as a Jaeger pilot makes her a functional Manic Pixie Dream Girl (to get our stories hero back into a … Continue reading

On Battleship

On Battleship

Battleship was a pretty terrible film. It is about as good as X-Men: The Last Stand (all flash/special effects, no substance to the story), and that is saying something. But let’s get to the criticisms. First, Rihanna’s character, GM2 Cora Raikes, is very clearly a Smurffete (see Feminist Frequency‘s #3), being the only military woman we … Continue reading