David Grove-Features Writer

David Grove

Features Writer

About David Grove

David Grove is a journalist and published author from British Columbia, Canada.  He is currently writing a biography, book, on the career and life of actor Bill Bixby. 

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Why American Graffiti Is George Lucas’s Ultimate Masterpiece

The “galaxy far, far away” tagline is as applicable to American Graffiti as Star Wars.

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Manhunter: Michael Mann’s Underrated Masterpiece

Michael Mann’s intense 1986 thriller Manhunter is still the best Hannibal Lecter film.

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Why Martin Short Never Achieved Major Film Stardom

Martin Short’s bid for major film stardom in the 1980s was thwarted by bad luck, not a lack of talent.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Why Martin Scorsese Rewrote His Upcoming Crime Drama, Explained

Martin Scorsese’s insistence on achieving historical accuracy with Killers of the Flower Moon inspired him to rewrite the film's script.

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This Is Still the Best Movie Based on the NFL

The merciless 1979 football film North Dallas Forty resonates as strongly now as when it was released.

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A Haunting in Venice: Which Hercule Poirot Novel Should Kenneth Branagh Adapt Next?

Agatha Christie left Kenneth Branagh many options for continuing the Hercule Poirot film series beyond A Haunting in Venice.

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Why Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Are So Controversial Right Now, Explained

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been heavily criticized over their support of disgraced former co-star Danny Masterson.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Why a Sequel Is Unlikely to Happen

The glowing reviews for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves have overshadowed the film’s disappointing box office performance.

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How Jamie Lee Curtis Became the Ultimate Scream Queen

As Laurie Strode in the immortal 1978 horror film Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis became the prototype for the ultimate scream queen.

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Is Gran Turismo a Box Office Failure?

After sprinting to the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, Gran Turismo has stalled.

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Why River Phoenix’s Legacy Will Live Forever

Nearly thirty years after his tragic death, River Phoenix is more popular now than he was before he died.

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Was The Little Mermaid a Box Office Success?

The Little Mermaid's box office has been analyzed to fit many narratives, but here is a closer look at how the film did at the box office.

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How Denzel Washington’s Equalizer Compares to the Original Version

British actor Edward Woodward originated the role of Robert McCall in the 1980s television series The Equalizer. How has Denzel Washington compared?

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Friday the 13th: How a Prequel Could Reignite the Slasher Franchise

The Friday the 13th franchise was more interesting before Jason Voorhees became a horror icon.

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Why The Exorcist III Is Scarier Than The Exorcist

Combining existential horror with whodunit mystery, The Exorcist III contains moments of pure terror.

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Exorcist II: The Heretic: Is This Still the Worst Sequel of All Time?

Despite being a sequel to one of the greatest horror films ever made, Exorcist II: The Heretic elicits more laughter than chills.

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How the Box Office Failure of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Could Affect Part Two

The disappointing box office performance of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One doesn’t bode well for the future of the film series.

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Maestro: Why Is Bradley Cooper’s Upcoming Movie at the Center of Controversy?

Bradley Cooper’s new film has received more publicity for Cooper’s nose than the film itself.

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Oppenheimer: Should (And Will) Christopher Nolan Win the Best Director Oscar?

After five previous Oscar nominations, Christopher Nolan seems destined to win at least one Oscar for Oppenheimer.

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