Steve Stebbing

Breaking down all things pop culture

When it was originally announced that Zack Snyder would be helming the reboot of the Superman franchise I was pretty optimistic. Sure, he had a stumble with the style over substance Sucker Punch, derived from an original idea by him and his wife Deborah, but he had a solid comic track record. His adaptation of …

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I kind of blew out all the anniversary films and throwbacks on my High Spots this week (check them out!) so I thought I’d throw you five flicks that just hit Netflix instead. The Disaster Artist – The clout for this film was huge heading into the Golden Globes and after James Franco’s win and …

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Ten years ago this week The Cell and Immortals director Tarsem released a film called The Fall, a gorgeous spectacle of cinema that gets zero recognition, even with its deep tie-ins to the beginning of film itself. To explain the plot loosely, the film’s main setting is a hospital in the 1920s where a film …

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Every so often a film is made that really feels like it taps into why you yourself are a cinema lover. One of the plot devices that finds a way straight to my heart is a film about the love of film and the creation of films, which is why I adore recent ones like …

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Horror fans are a very particular bunch with particular taste. Not to say we’re picky – you need to watch everything to reserve the right to bitch, but, man, will we have opinions about it. The more consistent debates come with horror franchises like Halloween, Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th, aside from the …

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If you’re a film fan and you haven’t heard of writer-director Jeff Nichols yet, well, you have not been paying attention close enough. Making his debut film just over ten years ago, Shotgun Stories was one I picked up in my video store days, a well written volatile story with a blistering performance from Michael …

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It seems like the absolute perfect week to cover this, with Avengers: Infinity War cusping on one billion dollars (insert Dr. Evil clip here), to praise the beginning of this whole Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man, as well as the bookend on the Tony Stark trilogy. Both films celebrate anniversaries as Iron Man 3 came …

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