THE CHOSEN Part Five: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND THE MORNING AFTER Chapter Thirteen

A station-wagon of patchwork green and primer rolled to a stop in front of the church, riding low on its rear wheels, its cargo area and back seat packed full with boxes. Dave slid out the passenger’s door, turning to shake the proffered hand of the driver and accept the business card it held. “Now…

Down with Black Louis

A friend of mine told me he was surprised that I was okay with the casting of a black actor in the role of Louis de Pointe du Lac for the upcoming INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE series for AMC (the role will be performed by Jacob Anderson of GAME OF THRONES, who will be paired…

The Non-Yellow Peril

In the comics, the father of Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu, was Fu Manchu. This has been retconned, and is being retconned again for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. (It looks like we will get to see this one released to theaters as scheduled, since the SIOs—suits-in-offices—at Disney say it’s too late for them…

CANDYMAN Fears No Deltarona

Surging cases of infection from the Deltarona have in recent weeks left their mark on the box office. No movie since BLACK WIDOW has performed as well as studios had expected, not even THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Then along came FREE GUY and proved that people will go to the movies regardless of the Deltarona; they’re…

Does the Original CANDYMAN Slander the Inner City?

This linked article accuses Bernard Rose’s 1992 classic CANDYMAN (expect lots of Candyman-related reporting this week, folks, since the new movie opens today [as I’m writing this] and I’m all kinda jazzed about it) of “making a monster out of a Chicago housing project”. But is that fair? Does the movie really do that? I…

Movie Review: CANDYMAN

My expectations were high going in to this one, and not just because it’s been years since we got a Candyman movie, and many more years since we got a *good* Candyman movie (hint: there’s only been one good one). Not just because we were supposed to get to see this new CANDYMAN last year…