Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Marvel’s Runaways has one of the greatest high concepts in modern superhero comics: what if a group of kids learned that their parents were all members of a super villain group known as The Pride? And what if they fled their homes and decided to use their inherited abilities for good? Originally created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona, the series was short-lived in its original incarnation but has only grown in popularity over the years as more people realize just how good it is. It was inevitable that it would become a television show and Hulu was lucky to get there first.
Now, shortly after the core cast of kids was announced, we know who will be playing their parents.
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The filthy rich spend exorbitant amounts of money to torture and murder innocent victims. Not only is the premise of the Hostel movies clever and evil, it’s also a not-so-subtle social commentary on haves and have-nots. In the first two films of the series, both directed by Eli Roth, that commentary had a European setting. The third film brings it home. Hostel Part III, directed by Scott Spiegel and written by Michael D. Weiss, starts Kip Pardue, Thomas Kretschmann and others in the story of two friends in Las Vegas who unwillingly pay a visit to the Elite Hunting Club. It’s scheduled for a direct-to-DVD release December 27. Watch the trailer and see the DVD art after the jump. Read More »
The association between author Bret Easton Ellis and screenwriter/director Roger Avary goes back a decade. Avary directed a film version of the Ellis novel The Rules of Attraction, released in 2002, and used footage shot for that film to create another movie, Glitterati, which is tangentially related to The Rules of Attraction.
Glitterati has never officially been released, and probably never will, which I’ll get into in a minute. But that film was intended as connective tissue between The Rules of Attraction and the adaptation of another Ellis novel, Glamorama, which Avary has planned to write and direct for many years. Now Bret Easton Ellis says the Glamorama script is done and will be directed by Avary next year. Read More »