Action films should be judged by genre norms

More often than not, filmgoers think of action films as popcorn flicks: mindless entertainment. And there’s good reason for that: Consider The Fast and the Furious franchise, the Transformers trilogy and a handful of comic-book movies in between. Action films in general clearly entertain and tend to perform well at the box office, but often […]

New Charlie’s Angels reboot coming to ABC

The hit 70’s TV show that made the late Farrah Fawcett’s blonde tresses an icon is getting a facelift. According to TVGuide, ABC’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels has found its last main cast member, Roman Rodriguez, who will be playing the Angels’ protector Bosley.  Rodriguez, best known for playing Leo Spitz in Transformers, will portray a relatively […]

Wild Things has indie cred, not nostalgia

Saying this won’t halt any productions, but I wish Hollywood would stop co-opting my childhood to turn a profit. Coming soon to a theater near you is a slate of board game and action figure-based movies inspired by the success of Transformers and G.I. Joe — which if you haven’t heard about, gaze ye upon […]