Author: johnnygayzmonic

Writer, musician, DJ, Dark World ambassador, geek, mutant, half-elf rogue/sorcerer, lover of muscle men, master of snark, bane of frat boys.
Movies

Into The Spider-Verse: A Hero Is Born

You know the story by now. A nerdy, unassuming teenager gets bitten by a radioactive spider and develops super powers. They struggle with their place and identity, finally embracing the responsibility that comes with their powers, and work tirelessly to defend their city from threats both mundane and extraordinary. It’s a tale as old as time, or at least as old as comic books. Or is it?

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Halloween 2018: The Final Girl Strikes Back

40 years is a long time to wait for a proper sequel, especially for a film as iconic and genre-defining as John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher film Halloween. And when I say “proper”, I mean a sequel that respects the original, improves upon it organically, and doesn’t feel like a cheap cash grab with a recognizable name slapped on top.

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Venom: Hey, Remember Catwoman?

Once upon a time, a major studio decided to make a superhero film. They based the film around a character who had been around for decades and had started as a villain but had since become an antihero. The character was part of another superhero’s universe and had already appeared in a film starring that hero, but the franchise was rebooted several times in the 10 or so years it took to get the character’s film made.