De Vil Wears Dior: Did Cruella Cure COVID Box-Office Blues?

By: William Hume  After keeping its Dalmatians on a leash for over a year Disney finally let the dogs out with a $200 million fashion statement.  A best in class crew came together to create an epic costume period piece. Early reactions are rapturous about the fashion and looking at the ensemble that put together…

Quibi Obituary

  I would have liked to see what amateurs could have done with this format, the sort of YouTubers who put YouTube on the map before it got corporatized. Quibi is coming from the opposite direction. Introducing amateurs would have left it so much to gain. Its an exemplary reason why it failed because it…

Versions of ‘V For Vendetta’

“We’ve swept this place and you got nothing, nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy Karate gimmicks.” – Creedy Originally written for Sean Moreland’s ‘Comic Book Literature’ class at University of Ottawa. The most audacious thing about V for Vendetta (2006) is the comic book it decides to adapt. Capitalizing on the early superhero boom…

Why ‘Finding Nemo’ is My Favourite

Vote For Nemo in the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown. I used to be embarrassed to say that Finding Nemo was my favourite movie. I remember seeing it in theatres on June 20th 2003. It was Father’s Day week and my mom had suggested me and my father go for some much needed male bonding time….

Revenge of the Sixth: A Defense of the Battle of the Heroes

Preamble: Any skillfully made film with enough craft and popularity can be interpreted in a variety of ways, so it stands the highest grossing film of 2005, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary today gets its ride. We’re talking identity politics, social and political commentary, unwanted scientific takes, needless and thin arguable subtext, and general…

‘Gears of War’ 1-4 Franchise Review

From Director Rod Fergusson and The Coalition Microsoft Games Studios Presents A game built on Unreal Engine 4 with multiplayer by Splash Damage In the 8th generation of console video games, I got to hand it to Phil Spencer & Xbox. It is inaccurate to call a billion dollar company like Microsoft underdogs, but it is interesting…

With the Advent of the Coronavirus ‘Contagion’ gets its due

My favourite film of 2011 I always was hoping The Ringer podcast’s The Rewatchables would cover Steven Soderbergh’s film Contagion. They did cover his less rewatchable Ocean’s Twelve after all last week. I did not think it would take a real life outbreak of a deadly virus in China similar to the one depicted in…

Birds of Prey is a Success!

An All-female Written & Directed R-Rated Superhero Spin-off was #1 at the Box-Office! What a time to be alive! Production Budget: $82 Million 11-Day Gross: $145 Million+ By all accounts, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a success. Despite some missteps in Warner Bros. marketing campaign, an unexpected mid-week…