A dark night in a city that’s terrible at keeping secrets is much easier to get through with friends. So I’m once again honored to join Jon “Kick-Ass Kid” Cross, and his partner in movie commentary, Dr. Action, to discuss Sin City (the books), Sin City (the film), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and what the nine-year wait between films cost us (RIP Michael Clarke Duncan). As always, you can check out all of Jon’s work at the After Movie Diner’s website, and hear he and Dr. Action talk over your favorite (or not-so-favorite) action films of the 80s and 90s at Dr. Action and the Kick Ass Kid Commentaries.
A new theatrical comic book movie means I once again stepped into the sheltering arms of the After Movie Diner. We discuss the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at End of Summer, 2014, the various vagaries of Marvel’s 616 universe, both past and present, and a whole mess of other fun stuff along the way. Download the episode directly here (right click, “save target as”) or surf on over to the Diner’s ever-growing YouTube channel and brace yourselves as two nerds have a thorough, nuanced, and actually-critical discussion about the summer’s most beloved (because, really, it’s the Summer’s only) Space Opera.
At long last, we present our review of the 2013 remake of Carrie. This concludes Carrie-athon 2013, which began with Brian De Palma’s original 1976 film, 1999’s little-remembered The Rage: Carrie 2 and 2002’s best-forgotten made-for-TV remake/backdoor pilot for a series that never aired. With any luck, we’ll have another thirty-seven years before we see another one of these. By then, the “necessary” “updates” to the material might actually be necessary, instead of superficial… Continue reading