Articles by matthew fantaci

  1. Blade Review Cover Image

    Blade Review

    Blade (1998) Director : Stephen Norrington Writer : David Goyer Starring : Wesley "Willy Mays Hays" Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Tracy Lords ( you know who she is ) Matt's Rating : Charles's Rating : Charles : Today we'll be looking at the film that turned around Marvel's cinematic fortunes, brought Hong Kong-style action (back) into the mainstream in a big way, and kept Stephen Dorff off the streets for another few months.

    Movie Review Article Charles Webb, Matthew Fantaci February 12, 2010
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    Fist Of The North Star

    Fist Of The North Star, a.k.a., Hakuto No Ken (1986) Director : Toyoo Ashida Writers : Buronson & Tetsuo Hara (Comic), Susumu Takaku Rating : Matt : Manga month continues here at Shot For Shot with the classic anime Fist Of The North Star , an ultra-violent revenge tale.

    Column Article, Shot For Shot Matthew Fantaci November 14, 2009
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    Trick 'r Treat

    Trick 'r Treat Writer and Director : Michael Dougherty Starring : Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Tahmoh Penikett Rating : Matt : In celebration of today, we've decided to have a go at another horror film, Trick 'r Treat .

    Column Article, Shot For Shot Charles Webb , Matthew Fantaci October 31, 2009
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    Uzumaki

    Uzumaki (2000) Director : Higuchinsky Writer : Ito Junji (Manga), Kengo Kaji (screenwriter) Starring : Keiko Takahashi, Ren Osugi, Hinako Saeki, Fhi Fan Rating : Matt : This week we're continuing our appreciation of horror comics in movies and focusing on Uzumaki , a Lovecraftian tale from Japan.

    Column Article, Shot For Shot Charles Webb , Matthew Fantaci October 29, 2009
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    Creepshow

    Creepshow (1982) Director : George Romero Writer : Stephen King Starring : Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielson, Stephen King, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau & EG Marshall Rating : Matt : In 1954 EC Comics, best known for their horror titles like Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror , was taken before a Senate committee -along with many other comic companies of the day- and blamed for rampant juvenile delinquency across America.

    Column Article, Shot For Shot Charles Webb , Matthew Fantaci October 17, 2009
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    Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

    Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) Director : Sam Liu Starring : Clancy Brown, Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Alison Mack, and John C. McGinley Rating : By Charles Webb and Matthew Fantaci MATT : As an opening statement before we delve further, I’d just like to start by saying when it comes to my Batman and Superman, I prefer them separate.

    Column Article, Shot For Shot Charles Webb , Matthew Fantaci October 9, 2009
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    Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon (1980) Director : Mike Hodges Starring : Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max Von Sydow, Brian Blessed, Timothy Dalton, and Ornella Muti This week, Charles Webb and Matthew Fantaci will be taking a look at the 1980 comics-to-film adaptation of Flash Gordon and the curious treatment Alex Raymond’s space-faring serial hero got in this sci-fi bomb.

    Column Article, Shot For Shot Charles Webb , Matthew Fantaci October 3, 2009