I’m Back and It’s Time For a Change


Hello, interwebs! It’s certainly been too long since we last saw an update. I had to take some time off of the site because, quite frankly, I had no idea what I wanted to do with it anymore. The fact of the matter is that there were so few movies this summer that I was excited for and I’ve found myself more and more getting into the world of cosplay and prop crafting. This happened in a pretty organic way. I’m in the middle of writing the first screenplay that I intend to shoot and

I’m in the middle of some short film projects while also writing the first screenplay that I intend to shoot. As a result of that there are numerous props that I had to learn to create in order to save money.

So what does that have to do with the website? I’ll tell you. I’m taking things in a new direction. While I still intend to cover films and video games you’re going to start finding a lot more space that covers filmmaking, props, and cosplay. We’ll be highlighting not only some of the coolest cosplay I find on the internet, I plan on there being tutorials that range from crafting cosplay, props, and even showing you some of the DIY tricks I intend to put into the film I’m making. I have much more to cover later on, but overall I’m excited to see where this new direction takes us and what kind of fun we can have.

As for the first project we’ll be covering? I think it looks like a hood ornament…

Underworld Reboot Announced…For Some Reason

Underworld Reboot Announced…For Some Reason


Look, I get it: The Underworld movies have a following. I even enjoy them from time to time because they appeal to the basic needs of a movie buff to see vampires fight werewolves with guns because of reasons. But was there ever actually demand for a reboot? You know what, no, let me ask the more important question: Was there ever actually demand for another movie after the last one was just…not fun at all?

Let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we? Len Wiseman just isn’t that good of a director and at this point Hollywood knows it. Die Hard was a well thought of franchise before he came along and decided that the thing the fourth Die Hard movie needed was a blue filter thrown on every friggin’ shot. The blue filter looks great on Underworld…not on John McClain. He’s not that creative, either. This guy clearly just took everything he liked about The Matrix, threw in some vampires and werewolves and came up with every 13 year old boy’s dream action franchise.

Here’s the thing about reboots, and why Hollywood’s reboot spree is almost entirely pointless in my opinion (with exception to a select few properties) : You should really only reboot something that lends itself to such. There’s a reason why we see Batman, Spider-Man, Frankenstein, and so many other iconic characters rebooted again and again. That reason is because those are characters with premises that are simple enough to sum up in one to two sentences and can be interpreted to death. You can walk away for twenty seconds and immediately come up with a new take on them that makes you go “Aha! Here’s a new way to present it that honors what came before while breaking new ground!” Underworld is a franchise that was designed for its specific moment and doesn’t really reach beyond that moment. Selene is a wooden character and her romance with Michael is exactly the same.

It’s hard to argue that Underworld is an “original” property. It would be easy to say that a reboot could probably be an improvement on the series and possibly even bring some depth. But why would Hollywood want to waste the time and effort on reinventing a franchise that wasn’t that original to begin with?

New Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Trailer

New Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Trailer


I remember being seven years old and losing my mind when I heard that Warner Bros. was making a new Superman movie. I was even more excited when I heard that Tim Burton was going to direct it. See, that’s the kind of thing that’s easy to laugh about now. But in 1996 Tim Burton’s career was still relatively new. Everyone knew he preferred the more out there, artsy stuff but it wasn’t exclusively what people thought of when they thought of him. People knew Burton could be commercial and they knew if anybody at the time could get a Superman movie made, it would be the guy who reinvented Batman for the big screen. Hindsight is 20/20, folks.

Once upon a time Nicolas Cage was a freaking movie star. I don’t mean a guy who happens to be in movies because it pays the rent. I mean a real, bona fide, people paid to see him MOVIE STAR. People would actually pay to go see this man act in movies, normally really good action movies, and they would be happy about having done that. Well, that same wonderful year of 1996 (RIP Surge, objectively the best soda of all time) Nic Cage was cast as Superman. Not Brainiac. Not Lex Luthor. Superman. This decision was, for lack of a better word, insane. The kind of insanity that could only come from Jon Peters. To learn more about Jon Peters, watch this vid where Kevin Smith talks about the time he was hired to write this Superman movie.

Sounds insane, right? It was. It was so insane that the movie collapsed under its own enormity and never saw a single frame of footage shot. And being honest? Part of me wishes it had been made. Just look at this.

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That is Nic Cage as Superman. That is not photoshop. That is real test footage of the costume designed by Colleen Atwood for Superman. There is a parallel universe where this movie got made. I want to go to this universe and steal the Bluray of it so I can see what could have been the best or worst (or probably just not that great) Superman movie ever.

The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? comes from Jon Schnepp, director Metalocalpse and too many other shows to mention. It is an in-depth, warts and all documentary that covers the making of the would-be Superman movie and where it ultimately fell apart. The trailer is below. You can donate to the crowdsourcing platform to ensure that the movie gets made right here.