Recent late night text from Kevin to the Tough Guy Squad: Hey guys, for some reason I am watching “Live by Night” for the first time since I wrote about it last year. Mike, do you remember when they kind of implied that Affleck’s character had a superhuman ability to absorb pain like Bruce Willis … Continue reading Mike, CJ, and Kevin Couldn’t Stop Texting Each Other About the Awfulness of Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night”
Kevin: The news that Joss Whedon is exiting the planned Batgirl film because he “didn’t have a story” set up a lot of obvious jokes about how that’s never stopped any of these other recent DC comics films from getting made. Of course there has also been speculation that his departure is due to the … Continue reading Friday Flashback: “Justice League” Turned Out to Be Joss Whedon’s First and Last Foray into the World of DC Comics
Update: When I wrote this back in March I promised to do an update after sitting down and listening to the second half of the “Daredevil” soundtrack; the fact that it is now mid-November should be an indication of how much I was dreading that. But with “Justice League” arriving this weekend, and with Ben Affleck’s … Continue reading “Justice League” Week: The Award for “Worst Soundtrack” Goes to … Ben Affleck’s “Daredevil” (Updated with 30% More Coolio!)
Kevin: If for some reason you bought a 2020 calendar really early and haven’t had any important events to add to it, Warner Brothers is helping you out by announcing two new DC comic book movies for that year: the creatively titled “Untitled DC Film” set for February 14, and the less creatively titled “Untitled … Continue reading TGD Can’t Wait for “Untitled DC Film” in 2020!
Kevin: Every movie buff often assumes that films were better “back in the day.” Hell, in 1989 I remember seeing articles lamenting the quality of the then-current crop of films compared to 50 years earlier, and this was in a year that produced “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dead Poets Society,” … Continue reading 2001: Worst Year Ever for Movies?
Kevin: Many deserving nominees will be gathered during this Sunday’s Oscar telecast hoping to hear their name called from the stage, and until recently Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, and Mark Walhberg probably expected to be among them in some capacity. But for every out-of-nowhere surprise nominee like “Whiplash,” there is a film clearly set up … Continue reading Ahead of the Oscars, TGD Breaks Down the Surprise Snubs of “Live by Night,” “The Founder,” and “Patriot’s Day”