Marvel’s Promise to the Audience
In our inaugural piece for There Was An Idea…, Andrew McRae takes on 2008’s groundbreaking first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, IRON MAN.
Pitting COMING TO AMERICA Against BLACK PANTHER Just Because
It’s time for a battle of the entirely different genre heavyweights based on an entirely dumb premise. Wakanda vs. Zamunda. Two titans of the African continent. Two nations rich in history and pop cultural awareness. Zamunda was first made known to western eyes in the 1988 film Coming to America (directed by John Landis, famous
The night side of African royalty
The following contains spoilers for the 1972 film Blacula. Blacula: A relic, a punchline. Better than its reputation suggests, Blacula is a strange film of mixed intentions and execution. In the light of Black Panther, released this week, I thought about this film (which I have been going over in my mind, in some capacity, since
There’s no place like home for the hellidays
At first blush, The Legend of Hell House, adapted by the legendary Richard Matheson from his own book Hell House, might not seem very much like Christmas. Christmas comes with certain associations: Eggnog and ugly sweater parties, presents piled under a decorated tree, carols being endlessly played in stores several weeks before we’ve even had
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the best at standing around looking cool of them all.
I’m ranking the STAR WARS bounty hunters. Pray I don’t rank them any further.