A Bomb in the Lasagna: Tommy Wiseau’s “The Neighbors” Has the Production Values of “The Room”, But Little of Its Magic

In the 12 years since The Room was released, the film and its mysterious director/producer/star Tommy Wiseau have become as famous as possible for a mythically, heroically terrible film. Years and countless midnight screenings later, the improbable Mr. Wiseau, satisfied in securing his place in film history, has set his sights on television. After floating…

Capes on Camera: “The Phantom”

In an era where big budget superhero films dominate the box office, it’s easy to forget that “comic book adaptation” was once a dirty phrase in Hollywood. Even 10 years ago, silver screen supeheroics were considered a risky investment before Nolan and Whedon used them to shatter records. Capes on Camera is a look at…

Capes on Camera: “The Rocketeer”

In an era where big budget superhero films dominate the box office, it’s easy to forget that “comic book adaptation” was once a dirty phrase in Hollywood. Even 10 years ago, silver screen supeheroics were considered a risky investment before Nolan and Whedon used them to shatter records. Capes on Camera is a look at…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” is Stranger Than Your Average Cartoon Sequel

I had sort of forgotten there was going to be another SpongeBob Squarepants movie. Despite the show being a staple of my childhood (and let’s be honest, adult life), I forgot to watch the trailers when they first emerged sometime last year. So when recent promotional images depicted SpongeBob and co. as CGI superheroes for…