June 2017 saw the release of the new Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot as the female heroine. Women across the world praised the movie for the strong female cast and its female director. The original Wonder Woman TV series featured Lynda Carter as the lead and aired over 40 years ago. With the passing of so much time, it is interesting to look at the differences and similarities between the original and renewed Wonder Woman franchise, as well as the two leading ladies, Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter.
Since IT has hit box office gold and claimed the mantle of the highest grossing horror film of all time (not adjusted for inflation), it’s worth looking back to see why Stephen King adaptations from page to screen, have such a hit and miss ratio.
Hollywood often sets the truth aside in favour of telling a better story. Sometimes the truth doesn’t have that perfect three-act structure they’re looking for, and that’s okay. Alternatively, in some rare cases, the film differs from reality, because the truth is just too insane to believe. For instance, Hugh Glass of The Revenant (2015), did not crawl across the country after being mauled by a bear to seek vengeance for the murder of his son, he just did it because he was pissed at John Fitzgerald; Glass didn’t even have a son.
Check out this list of 5 cool, irreverent movies that may have flown under your radar, however will be in your best interests to see as soon as possible – with trailers.
With the imminent release of Luc Besson’s Valerian; a film based in a rich and deep alternate world, we look at other films that have well-conceived worlds.
Twenty years on from the release of Luc Besson’s most notable film, The Fifth Element (1997), comes his most recent effort, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Content Warning: this To the Bone feature article contains references to eating disorders, eating-disordered behaviours, and weight.
“Gonna tell her this morning, no I’ll tell her by noon, by noon or one – by 1:37 exactly.” – A.J., a hopeless teenage artist in love.
Apes take centre stage in this week’s War for the Planet of the Apes, so the Janks Review Crew looks at other non-human characters that have done the same.
In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of There Will Be Blood (2007), now seems like an appropriate time to revisit other Revisionist Western films that have held up well, trying to reach the same great heights in more recent years.
Every director has to start somewhere, and the Janks Review Crew have compiled a list of 8 great first films from established and emerging directors for your reading pleasure.
In 1979, a group of childhood friends set out to make a horror movie, with little to no experience besides a few homemade short films. A 22 year old Sam Raimi along with his leading man Bruce Campbell and other various cast and crew members, put themselves in the middle of the woods to shoot a movie simply titled, The Evil Dead.
The blockbuster dominates the multiplex, yet these smaller, arguably better films often get overlooked – here’s 5 you can overcome blockbuster fatigue with.