Monsters University: Bonus Question – Are These Monsters Dangerous?

If you read my review of Monsters University, you know that I liked it.But I hope that wasn't enough for you. I hope you don't stop there. I didn't.I went on to read reviews by Matt Zoller Seitz and Steven Greydanus. One increased my appreciation of the movie, and the other helped me see its strengths and weaknesses more clearly.And then another review aggravated this lifelong lover of monsters. … [Read more...]

Steven Greydanus on Hellboy and Other Movie Demons

Steven D. Greydanus prepares the audience for Hellboy 2: The Golden Army by reminding us that wicked monsters may point us toward the truth... and that sometimes it's easier for us to comprehend demons than angels. "Believe it or not, he's the good guy."So proclaims the tagline for Hellboy II: The Golden Army, opening in theaters this week.Well, he definitely needs explaining. With his horns —filed to stumps or not — as well as his red skin, goatee and tail, Hellboy overtly embodies uni … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Monster

I'm "in the zone." I've "jumped a train." I'm hanging on to the story while it charges ahead.The sequel to Auralia's Colors has the tentative title Cyndere's Midnight. And I'm going to be writing it on lunch breaks, coffee breaks, evenings, and weekends between now and the end of June.It's a "fairy tale for grownups"... a sort of Pan's Labyrinth meets The Island of Dr. Moreau meets... um, would you believe Three Colors: Blue?Anyway, here's how you can help: Tell me about your … [Read more...]