Adrian Manuel

Adrian Manuel is a freelance culture writer obsessed with all things movies — with an emphasis on the ‘90s. If it’s got guns, explosions, and slow-motion, he’s probably seen it. His work has appeared in Film Daze, Dread Central, Pop Matters, Film Cred, among others. He lives in Hawaii where he spends most of his time indoors.

Retrospective

10 years ago, Jeremy Renner ruined the best spy-thriller franchise of the century

By the time Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross was introduced in The Bourne Legacy, the sun had begun to set on spy thrillers.

Eye of the Tiger

40 years ago, the worst Rocky movie gave the franchise a second life

While Rocky III is a step down from its former greatness, it is somehow its own cheesy monument 40 years running.

Retrospective