Castle is easily one of my favorite shows on TV right now, thanks in large part to Nathan Fillion. As the title character, he brings so much glee to crime fighting (comparable to Po in Kung Fu Panda at times) that it is not hard to love the man. Not only that, but he brings humor and a lightness to this procedural, something which has been missing from the genre (and is largely to blame for why I don’t watch some of the big name entries in the genre). [Read more...]
A subversion of the comic book film, this is probably the most realistic take on what having a masked avenger running around would really be like in reality. Seattle has a couple of masks running around town in real life right now, and Crimson Bolt feels like he could fit right in with them. Married to an ex-drugged out stripper, it was only a matter of time before Frank’s wife slipped back to her old ways, pushed along by a smalltime mob criminal type Jacques. Frank decides to get her back as he sees her being manipulated and used along the way and he does so by adopting a crime fighting persona, The Crimson Bolt.
While the film might seem like a Kick-Ass rip off, it definitely blazes its own path. The film is raw, bizarre, and pulls no punches along the way. The characters that inhabit this world are unique and relish violence, not that there’s anything wrong with that, and you will see people gleefully enjoy the pain of others. What makes that last sentence even weirder is that Frank may or may not be on a mission from God; might just be schizophrenic. Regardless of what is sending and driving Frank forward, it sends its messages in a weird and bizarre ways.
So, this sounds like it could be a winner! Short Pornos, without the sex, and all the hilarity. James Gunn and his brothers are writing a web series of shorts with Hollywood and Adult Film stars coming on to act out some porn episodes except they don’t do it. This could be brilliant! Check out Gunn’s shows official site for the show here, and read his letter to the viewers setting up what they are going for. I can’t wait!