Goodbye, Zombie Cells!

Zah-om-om-bays! Zah-om-bays! Ay! Ay! Ay! Ay! “Japanese Scientists Claim Vaccine Removes ‘Zombie’ Cells Behind ‘Aging-Related Diseases’”. So proclaims the headline of this linked article. We all know where this is going, don’t we? We’ve all seen that movie. The only thing remaining in question is whether this new vaccine will transform recipients into vampires, as…

Norman Reedus is Ghost Rider?

I’ve been saying it for years. Literally, for years. Norman Reedus is the perfect choice to play Ghost Rider. The real Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze. (Look, I understand the need for diversity, and Robbie Reyes is an interesting enough character in his own right, but he isn’t Ghost Rider. He’s *a* Ghost Rider, maybe, but…

Is Morbius in the MCU?

That’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if you didn’t know. The self-contained universe of Marvel-owned—which really means Disney-owned, since the House of Mouse made the genius move of buying Marvel Comics back some several years ago (talk about a wise investment!)—superheroes and villains. Before the days of Marvel/Disney, though, Marvel, the comicbook company, had licensed out…

Which Spider-Man will Morbius Fight?

It’s a given that Sony will be using Spider-Man in their upcoming movies. That the wall-crawler will eventually encounter Venom and Morbius is certain; it’s only a matter of time. But the recent ending—SPOILER ALERT!!!—of SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, makes it look less likely that the Spider-Man they will be encountering will be the Spider-Man…

Spider-Man and Morbius

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (which is freakin’ fantastic, by the way, if you’re one of the few people who hasn’t seen it yet) just broke all the rules. Second biggest opening in cinematic history, biggest ever December opening, biggest ever opening for a Sony film. And the pandemic? Fuggeddabowdit! The most optimistic prognosticators had suggested…

A New PHANTOM

The renaissance of the classic Universal Monsters continues! Now it’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the original (second only to the Hunchback of Notre Dame) Universal Monster, getting set for a reboot! Here’s the official skinny: “This is set it in the sultry nightlife scene of modern day New Orleans, the world of jazz, R&B,…