While it doesn’t misunderstand the franchise and its killer and miss the mark as greatly as the 2018 Halloween “requel” did, Scream (2022) doesn’t know what to do with the elements of the franchise which made it so great, and it largely retreads ground which was covered with more depth in Scream 4.
Similar to what WandaVision accomplished with the MCU’s underserved Avengers couple, Disney+ hopes that lightning strikes twice with the time and space to expound upon the traits that make Hawkeye one of comicdom’s favorites.
The Essential Directors: The Art and Impact of Cinema’s Most Influential Filmmakers by Sloan De Forest launches in bookstores this week. The book is the latest in a fine run of books by TCM and Running Press, and it maintains the series’ tradition of well-researched, insightful information, thoughtful structure and delivery, and beautiful photography.
Nathan examines the progression of del Toro’s career in a chronological fashion with sumptuous photographs and deft analysis of not only his body of work, but also the many influences and inspirations that inform his films.
Mezco’s first premium Conan The Barbarian figure joins the line with all of the attributes one expects from the super detailed figures, satisfying legions of collectors and Conan fans everywhere.
Eternals ends in a satisfying fashion in terms of the Zhao’s story, but not in the way that most modern hero stories (especially superhero stories) conclude.