Second Chance is the latest example of a TV show that has a wacky premise, with “...and then they fight crime!” added to the end of the description. In this one, an elderly sheriff is murdered, brought back as a young hunk, and teams up with the science twins that resurrected him... to fight crime!
Hammer Film Productions’ heyday spanned the 1950s through the 1970s, with gloriously gothic takes on classic monster stories that starred Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and other British stars of the day. Here’s our take on the studio’s best and worst ... though even “bad” Hammer films do have their cheesy merits.
Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, which came out 25 years ago this week, is more than just an updating of Frankenstein. It’s the story of a gentle robot who tries to live among regular people—and when I saw it as a little kid, this movie meant everything to me.
It’s Screenwriting 101. When you’re taking a beloved character, who’s lasted decades or even centuries with a simple, streamlined origin, the first thing you do is add something terrible to his or her childhood. Because why would you ever want to preserve the character’s classic simplicity?
We’re still bummed that Victor Frankenstein turned out to be kind of a dud. But at least there’s always Hung Wankenstein, which has one of the funniest titles of any porn spoof ever.
Seriously. Did you ever have a ridiculously good-looking friend who was also brilliant and talented, but they made some really bad choices and threw it all away? Victor Frankenstein is like that. This movie has so much going for it, and just fritters it away, like a goddamn frittering machine.
Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein. Individually, they’re some of the most recognizable, celebrated character of all time. Together, they’re known as the Universal Monsters.
If you think the posters Mondo releases are cool, wait until you see the ones they can’t. For every poster that makes it to print, several alternate versions are canceled, for a slew of different reasons. Once a year, Mondo pulls back the curtain on its most beautiful failures.
I have no idea how to feel about this trailer for Victor Frankenstein. James MacAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe have a great chemistry as the doctor and his assistant, respectively, and I love how the movie seems to be doubling down on the mad science aspect of the classic story.
You think Game of Thrones is taking liberties with George R.R. Martin’s books? That’s nothing. All too often, when people adapt books for television, they basically treat the source material as a series of suggestions. Here are the 10 science fiction and fantasy shows that veered farthest from their book origins.
Rosario Dawson will be the glue that holds all of Marvel’s Netflix series together. Kathleen Kennedy teases The Force Awakens’ approach to honoring Star Wars past. Plus, teases for the finales of Agents of SHIELD and The Originals. Spoilers!
The first set pic of Victor Frankenstein has arrived, showing James MacAvoy as the titular mad scientist on the right, and Daniel Radcliffe as what is most likely the most handsome version of Igor ever seen on screen on the left. Those are some snazzy pants too, gents!
The legendary Mike Mignola returns to pen a new miniseries, but that's not all this week's latest comics have to offer. There's time travelling shenanigans from Mark Millar, an intriguing new Image series about the fall of a space empire, and a graphic novel about the crew behind a Super Sentai robot. Comics!
Daredevil adds a host of new characters, including a villain who's reformed in the comics. Rumors abound for the villain for Suicide Squad. Plus, Arnold Schwarzenegger talks fighting himself for Terminator Genisys. And our first look at Maze Runner: Scorch Trials. Spoilers await!
One of the main stars of Arrow could be gone soon. Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner dish details from the set of Age of Ultron. Hugh Jackman talks about the chance for even more superhero crossovers. Fox has found its Frankenstein monster. Plus, hints for Orphan Black and Supergirl. To Me, My Spoilers!
Mad scientists have existed since the beginning of cinema, and The Lazarus Effect has zero problem borrowing from earlier films. It also snatches crumbs from The Exorcist and Paranormal Activity, among others. But! It's got an unusually good cast, fast pacing, and some decent frights.
There are even more rumors about Spider-Man after this week's big announcements. Plus, Duncan Jones talks about his Warcraft movie, Billy Dee Williams talks about the Star Wars movies, and there's Jurassic World clues. Plus casting details for Frankenstein and The Shannara Chronicles. To me, my Spoilers!
It's a transatlantic duel of the Frankensteins! In one corner, ITV's Sean Bean-starring period drama The Frankenstein Chronicles. And in the other corner, Fox's crime drama Frankenstein. Fight, fight, fight!
On the surface, dark feature-length tales of classic monsters and televised, laugh-tracked 30 minute (or 20 if we're counting commercials) sitcoms may seem pretty far apart, but there might be some lessons for the movies to draw.