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Revisiting BATMAN v. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016)

By Nick Maylor Having recently revisited Man of Steel (2013) it seemed only logical to continue with the films of the DCEU. This one is renowned for the bad reviews it received during its theatrical run and that is a symptom of a larger problem that has been prevalent at Warner Brothers when it comes…

Great Performances: TARON EGERTON in ROCKETMAN (2019)

By Nick Maylor As the end of the year approaches and Oscar nominations are right around the corner, I cannot help this unpleasant premonition I am having: Taron Egerton will likely be snubbed for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. As we’ve discussed, the competition for the Best Actor statue is some of the stiffest in…

Revisiting THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

By Nick Maylor It’s long been my contention that Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (1843) is the greatest story ever told. It has been adapted for the stage and screen countless times, often in musical form. Some carolers appear in the original novella and music has often…

10 Things THE IRISHMAN Changed/Omitted from the Book “I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES”

By Nick Maylor The best film of the year (perhaps the decade), Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (2019) was adapted from Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa. The book has been analyzed and criticized for those who claim that Frank Sheeran’s first-hand accounts…

Disney+ Review: THE MANDALORIAN Chapter 4 – “Sanctuary”

By Nick Maylor The fourth episode of the Disney+ original The Mandalorian (titled “Sanctuary”) is directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and continues the story of the titular Mandalorian after he has rescued the child AKA (but not actually) “Baby Yoda” and searches for a planet where the two can stay under the radar from the…