Formerly Dangerous

Drew McWeeny
What does a movie site look like when you don't want anything from the studios but the movies?
Created 19 Dec 2019
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  • GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE feels like the inevitable dead end for modern fan culture
    20 Nov 2021 • 21 min read • 14 23
    It’s Friday, November 19, and here’s where we are… I think I’ve got to do something different with this newsletter. I write long. It is a curse. That’s a lot of fun to read, but it’s not great in term...
  • You're never going to believe what I saw in the theater...
    08 Nov 2021 • 16 min read • 13 2
    2020 was a nightmare, and 2021 has only been marginally better. I’m not alone in thinking that, of course. It’s been a tough year for everyone, and it feels like everything we’ve been through has left...
  • How far can you bend the superhero genre before it breaks?
    06 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 14 5
    It’s Friday, November 5, and here’s where we are… I wish I knew how to manage the hustle better. There is a real appetite for a whole lot of stuff I can’t even pretend to do anymore. I wish I had it i...
  • A Halloween weekend concludes with 'the final boss battle of Film Nerd 2.0'
    01 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 18 7
    It’s Monday, November 1st, and here’s where we are… I was determined to scare the shit out of my kids this weekend. I have written an entire book about the way they first engaged with horror films, wh...
  • Is Denis' DUNE worth the trip?
    23 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 23 11
    It’s Friday, October 22, and here’s where we are… There are no words that can easily sum up what a tragedy it is to lose your life on a film set, especially when it’s an accident that should have been...
  • Wait a minute, THE LAST DUEL is actually funny?!
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 14 7
    It’s Friday, October 15, and here’s where we are… Is Indiana Jones about to become a time traveler? There’s been a rumor floating around for a little while that Indy was going to travel to Ancient Rom...
  • What in the tapdancing heck is VOIR?
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 27 20
    It’s Wednesday, October 13, 2021, and here’s where we are… AFI Fest is coming up in November, and this morning, they announced the majority of the line-up for this year’s edition. I am particularly ex...
  • The regular newsletter returns with quick thoughts on James Bond and a fistful of other films
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 23 6
    It’s Monday, October 11, and here’s where we are… Wait a minute, where’d James Bond go? Don’t worry, he’ll return at the end of this newsletter, but before then, I wanted to jump in and talk about a f...
  • James Bond Declassified: MOONRAKER
    07 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 1
    File #11: MOONRAKER This series will trace the cinema history of James Bond, while also examining Ian Fleming's original novels as source material and examining how faithful (or not) the films have be...
  • James Bond Declassified: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 2
    A quick note before we get started. This one’s a little different for the simple reason that two of my semi-regular columns collided in this one article. These originally ran in the countdown to Skyfa...
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