All posts in "Movie Reviews"

Bright Review

By Morgon Newquist / June 7, 2018

So I’m late to the Bright party, but I did finally watch it. I saw a lot of mixed reviews on Bright when it came out. I’ll admit to being a little hesitant about it when I sat down to watch it with my husband. But armed with some awesome sushi take-out and uninterested in […]


Movie Review: Deadpool

By Hawkings Austin / June 4, 2018

Deadpool is a lot of fun to watch. As I’ve said before, Superheroes are the epitome of Urban Fantasy. You have magical powers, fight villains, and save the world. Deadpool 1 was a bit of a genre breaker in that it was essentially a ‘revenge flick’ where the protagonist kills everyone between himself and the […]


At The Movies: Monster Mash

By Richard Paolinelli / May 19, 2018

We’ve talked about some of the specific monster movies and their origins here. The vampire and the lycan. We’ll look at the mummy, zombies and a few others soon. But I wanted to take a look at the movies that mixed up the creatures of urban fantasy lore and see which ones combined our favorite […]


Movie Review: Hellboy

By Stanley Gray / May 15, 2018

In Hellboy, Nazis try to open a gateway to a paranormal reality in an effort to beat the allies. However, they fail. In the end, they only succeed in creating an infant demon who is subsequently rescued by the allies. This demon is named Hellboy. He becomes the protagonist of this fun movie. A 2004 […]


Movie Review: The Curse Of The Werewolf

By Richard Paolinelli / May 14, 2018

Hammer Films cranked out a host of ghoulishly wonderful features sure to satisfy in full Technicolor horror. In 1961, Hammer released Curse of the Werewolf starring Oliver Reed and it was surprisingly good. In the film, Reed plays a tormented young man, his birth the result of his mother being raped. This, and his birth falling […]


Movie Review: Wolf (1994)

By Richard Paolinelli / May 12, 2018

In 1994 the film Wolf hit the theaters to mixed reviews. For those expecting to see a standard blood and gore fest, they were disappointed. What Wolf was instead was less a man battling against an inner monster. Instead, it was a man watching everything in his life slipping away – his career, his wife […]


Movie Review: The Wolfman (The 2010 remake)

By Richard Paolinelli / May 11, 2018

Seventy years after originally launching the werewolf franchise, Universal Studios released a remake of the 1941 classic, The Wolfman. The major characters were still there. Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro – who is definitely not Antonio Banderas), Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) and Gwen Conliffe (Emily Brunt). But there are some new characters introduced that make […]


Movie Review: The Wolfman (1941)

By Richard Paolinelli / May 10, 2018

As mentioned here earlier, Hollywood has embraced the legend of the Wolfman for over eight decades. Starting with Universal’s 1935 film, Werewolf of London, rarely has a decade passed without a lycan showing up in a film. While the 1935 debut of the lycans of urban fantasy was less than stellar, six years later Universal got it […]


Thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War

By Jemma Jablowski / May 2, 2018

Since superheroes fall under the category of Urban-Fantasy for many people, I thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on the latest Marvel Superhero movie. This past weekend my husband and I left our 8-week old son with my mom for a couple hours and went on a much-needed date to go see Infinity […]


Movie Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

By Richard Paolinelli / April 30, 2018

In a recent post, Legends of Urban Fantasy: The Vampire, I mentioned some of the movies about vampires made over the past century. The 1922 German silent film Nosferatu started the genre off. In 1931 Universal joined in with the classic movie, Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, here in America. The Hammer films from England brought […]

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