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“Tom Of Finland”: Yes, Sir.

There’s something refreshingly pragmatic about Tom of Finland the movie in relationship to Tom of Finland the artist. While Tom was known for producing art that featured hyper-endowed musclemen engaging in physics-defying feats of sexual prowess, the biopic of his life is surprisingly realistic…

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“The Disaster Artist”: Seeing Is Believing

There are bad movies, then there is The Room, the hypnotically and entertainingly incompetent…ahem…”drama” by writer/director/star/alien exile Tommy Wiseau. A film where literally every aspect is done poorly, The Room’s legendary awfulness has inspired a cult fandom around…

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“Justice League”: United We Stand (Or Something)

There’s about half of a fantastic movie hidden within the frames of Justice League, DC Films’ first successful attempt at building a Marvel-sized cinematic universe. Falling somewhere in-between the desaturated, self-important nihilism of Batman V Superman and the full-color, romantic heroics…

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“Thor: Ragnarok” is Lightning In A Formula

The formula used to create films for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of which Thor: Ragnarok is the 17th entry, is a double-edged sword. Mix in varying amounts of comedy, action, drama, gratuitous cameos, and at least a metric ton of CGI, et voila. Instant superhero blockbuster. It’s predictable…

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There’s something refreshingly pragmatic about Tom of Finland the movie in relationship to Tom of Finland the artist. While Tom was known for producing art that featured hyper-endowed musclemen engaging in physics-defying feats of sexual prowess,…

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There are bad movies, then there is The Room, the hypnotically and entertainingly incompetent…ahem…”drama” by writer/director/star/alien exile Tommy Wiseau. A film where literally every aspect is done poorly, The Room’s…

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There’s about half of a fantastic movie hidden within the frames of Justice League, DC Films’ first successful attempt at building a Marvel-sized cinematic universe. Falling somewhere in-between the desaturated, self-important nihilism…

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The formula used to create films for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of which Thor: Ragnarok is the 17th entry, is a double-edged sword. Mix in varying amounts of comedy, action, drama, gratuitous cameos, and at least a metric ton of CGI, et voila.…

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Previously...on Fanboys of the Universe

How do you a make a sequel to one of the most influential science-fiction films of all time? The presence of 1982’s… Read More »

Hey, Matthew Vaughn. How’s it going? I just saw your new film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and I had a question to… Read More »

If the advertisements and trailers for Darren Aronofsky’s new film mother! makes you think that it’s a twist… Read More »

There’s something terribly familiar about It, the new adaptation of Stephen King’s notoriously-voluminous master-class… Read More »

The Dark Tower book series, Stephen King’s epic magnum opus, totals nearly 4,500 pages over 8 books and a few side-stories.… Read More »

Over the course of the insane beat-‘em-up Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron stabs, shoots, punches, kicks, chokes, throws,… Read More »

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the inverse must be true for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the latest… Read More »

The opening moments of Spider-Man: Homecoming let the audience know exactly what kind of film we’re about to watch.… Read More »

Few things are more necessary to a film — indeed, to life in general — than the proper soundtrack, and few directors… Read More »

A running gag in the Robert Altman film The Player revolves around movies that are pitched as “X meets Y”, a… Read More »

Despite being one of the most celebrated superheroes of all time, to say nothing of her status as a cultural icon, Wonder… Read More »

If you have to explain a joke to somebody, it’s not funny. The same could be said for horror films. The more you know… Read More »

It could be argued that when The Fifth Element was released to theaters, the world wasn’t prepared for it. The advertisements… Read More »

The right soundtrack can make or break a movie, especially one as big, bright, and go-for-broke crazy as Guardians of the… Read More »

Let’s go back in time for a moment, to the halcyon days of the mid-1990s, when AOL, floppy disks, and dial-up modems… Read More »

Some metaphors are big. Some metaphors are small. Some are delivered with all the grace of a sledgehammer to the forehead,… Read More »

There’s something uncanny about the live-action adaptation of Ghost In The Shell. While it isn’t a direct adaptation… Read More »

There’s something admirably valiant about Power Rangers, the most recent attempt to apply a hard and serious reboot… Read More »

How do you go about reproducing the charm and timeless appeal of one of Disney’s most celebrated animated films in… Read More »

Leave it to a superhero film about a character with claws to stab the heart of its audience and make it feel like a handshake.… Read More »

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