‘The Big Short’ is ‘terrifyingly charming’

By: Grant Vance ~Managing Editor~ Comedies in the vein of “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers” are lovable, but often written off as nothing more than goofy Will Ferrell vehicles. As goofy as they are, director Adam McKay is sharper and more socially inclined than a casual audience would assume, finally proving his true merit with the Oscar- leading “The Big Short.” Taking a more subtle, satirical approach this time around, McKay’s comedic timing and skills as a proficient director have shined in “The Big Short” — a terrifyingly charming look into the economic collapse of 2008. Jumping around from various characters’ perspectives, … Continue reading ‘The Big Short’ is ‘terrifyingly charming’

Affleck to take on new Batman role

By: Grant Vance It has been recently announced that Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Batman, causing quite a stir among “The Dark Knight” trilogy and comic book fans alike. Considering Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed trilogy ended merely a year ago, it’s interesting to see an announcement so soon that Ben Affleck has already been cast for the role. Ben Affleck was an interesting choice to the already controversial casting, mainly for his history with superhero films. Affleck starred as Daredevil in the 2003 film, a box office flop hated by comic book fans. Another tiff with the … Continue reading Affleck to take on new Batman role