For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Boston Films, here’s a review of Monument Ave (1998) by Ryan of Ten Stars or Less
Thanks again to Ryan of Ten Stars or Less for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Vern of the Video Vortex. We will be reviewing our favorite Graphic Novels that have been adapted for the screen.
The one caveat is that it has to be based on a book that has been published.
Example The Killing Joke would be acceptable because it’s based on an actual graphic novel. The Dark Knight would not because it’s based on characters and there was no book before the movie.
Here is what appears to be the official/unofficial list of film adaptations of Graphic Novels
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of May by sending them to Vernsworld@movierob.net
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Vern!
Let’s see what Ryan thought of this movie:
Monument Ave. Review
Boston seems to have the most ruthless gangs in America because so many movies about the city focus on organized crime, like Monument Ave. Despite having a bunch of headline actors and actresses, this is a poor man’s version of an actual gangster flick. The setting is gritty, the characters are really messed up, and the story of retribution really lacks all the heart and soul you would expect. If you have never seen this movie, let me tell you are not missing anything special here, even if you like the genre or the cast.