Mortal Instruments the Movie and Twilight’s Inevitable Shadow

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

So, Mortal Instruments, the movie. Guys, it’s not looking good.

Despite the success of Cassandra Clare’s book series, that success is not translating into movie sales. Always a bummer to hear when you want YA adaptations to work out, especially so they can continue.

The movie opened at #3 […]


Summer Flix: Man of Steel

OK, I need to rant a bit about Man of Steel, the new Superman movie. It just needs to happen so here goes.

First off, I should say, they got the casting right. This guy?

I’d say he’s pretty much a spot-on Superman. I loved Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, […]


Happy Halloween From Nilbog

In honor of the holiday, let’s take a look at a scary movie that gripped the nation twenty years ago. Well, it’s not so much scary as totally ridiculous, and by gripped the nation I mean it was virtually ignored until it recently became a cult classic. I present: Troll 2!


Troll 2 is […]


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (the movie)

The trailer says it all: A convincing voice over plays against a shadowy image of a man in a stovepipe hat. Tim Burton producing. Exciting railroad action sequences. And then the Lincoln figure busts out an ax and starts slaying. Watching the trailer in the theater, a few gasps and murmurs were all I […]


The Hunger Games: an Old Idea with a Fresh Voice

The Hunger Games movie released today, and already I’m seeing backlash.

“This concept has been done before, it was called _______.” (fill in the blank with The Running Man, Battle Royale, Lord of the Flies, etc.)

Everything has been done before. Every story idea you have, someone else had it first. Before you feel […]


Daughter of Smoke and Bone Gets a Movie Deal!

Super cool news! Daughter of Smoke and Bone *may* be made into a movie! Shelf Life reported the movie rights were sold to Universal. BUT, these kinds of deals happen all the time, it doesn’t mean the movie will for sure get made, or it might take a long time. Movie studios are looking for the […]


The new Footloose!

Since it’s Friday, I wanted to share about the very fun new Footloose movie that’s out in theatres now. Another remake? Yeah, I know! But this is a good one if you like dance movies, a little bit of ’80s nostalgia and fun teen movies.

The cast are mostly unknowns, but they’re dancers. […]