20 Fun Facts About “Scooby-Doo”

For decades, the name Scooby-Doo has been synonymous with solving mysteries, and introducing generations of children to spooky themes and ideas.  So it was no surprise that in 2002, the long-running cartoon property finally got a live action adaptation, and its reviews were mixed at best. Some hated the campy nature and found it too raunchy for a kids movie and too goofy for a … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Scooby-Doo”

“The Suicide Squad” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

The story of how this movie came to be is almost as interesting as the movie itself.  After being rashly dismissed by Marvel and Disney in 2019, James Gunn was immediately courted with a silver platter by Warner Bros. and DC. Offering him the chance to make his own Suicide Squad movie (especially after the first one failed so spectacularly), it was an opportunity he … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

15 Fun Facts About “Slither”

Long before he was writing/directing billion dollar MCU blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn made a name for himself in horror with low budget exploitation-esque movies that fit right in during the grotesque phase of the mid-2000s. His most famous (or infamous) pre-MCU movie was that of 2006’s Slither.  It’s both a satire of and love letter to gross, low budget gory horror … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “Slither”

What Went Wrong with “Brightburn”

There was a lot of anticipation for the 2019 James Gunn produced Brightburn.  We’d seen an absolute onslaught of superhero films over the previous two decades, and this one seemed to be giving us a fresh take. As Amanda Waller remarked in Suicide Squad, “We got lucky with Superman.  He shared our values.  What if the next one doesn’t?”  Brightburn sought to answer this question.  … Continue reading What Went Wrong with “Brightburn”