Category Archives: Movie

Put On A Happy Face

220px-Joker_(2019_film)_posterWell, we finally have our first look at Joker, the Todd Phillips directed, Joaquin Phoenix starring DC film that serves as an origin story of sorts for the infamous villain. Movie and comic fans didn’t really know what to expect from this movie, and even now that we have a teaser, I still don’t really know what to think when it comes to this film. But I have to admit, I’m more intrigued now than I was when it was first announced. Read the rest of this entry

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Gunn’s Back, Baby!

180730-james-gunn-dk-1510_64be52cc6be09cb9f6dbeb388c6ed95b.jpgThe impossible has happened: James Gunn has been reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Yes, in a move that has surprised everyone in the nerd-verse, Disney head Alan Horn has put Gunn back in the director’s chair after firing him back in July, causing a PR nightmare that the House of Mouse couldn’t really ever recover from, no matter who they brought in. It’s a big win for the MCU, for Gunn, for fans of the films, and for Marvel Studios, who no longer have to field the “Who will replace the guy who was fired without your input” question that has dogged them at every event since July. Read the rest of this entry

The (Re)Rise of Phoenix

5c77ed6226289861330d0f07-750-341At long last, we have a new trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the presumably final film from Fox that stars the mutants (assuming that New Mutants ever gets released). For being the second adaptation of probably the most famous X-Men story of all time, this new trailer leaves an awful lot to be desired, not even considering that it looks like it’s taking the same “Jean Grey wears a trench coat” approach that X-Men: The Last Stand did. But the trailer even suggests a major death in the movie, something that is confirmed by long-time X-Men producer and first time director Simon Kinberg. Which brings me to my question: does anyone really care about this movie? Read the rest of this entry

Oscars Forever!

mcdblpa_ec078-36117892-ff3c-45b0-89bd-5abd9249e740Tonight is the Oscars, and as of this writing, I don’t know who’s going to be crowned “Best Picture” by the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences (UPDATE: we do, it was **sigh** Green Book). But I do know that Black Panther is one of the nominees, a fact that still sends shockwaves of disbelief through my body. Not because I didn’t enjoy the film, far from it, but because this is the first (and possibly only) comic book film to be given the esteemed descriptor of “Academy Award Nominee”. Read the rest of this entry

Who You Gonna Call…Again…Nope, Again, Again

ghostbusters-3-plot-details.jpgWe’re getting another Ghostbusters movie!

…would be how I’d start this column if the 2016 reboot, and the fiasco around that movie’s release, hadn’t happened. As someone who enjoyed the Paul Feig female-lead film just fine, but thought it could’ve been better, the news of a new Ghostbusters film directed by Jason Reitman (aka the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman), has me very hesitant, for a lot of reasons. Sure, it could be neat seeing a new team of Ghostbusters in the same world as the one that Ray, Egon, Peter, and Winston, perhaps even with them training the new crew, but at the same time, it seems like making a film in the same world as the original film is something they should have done in the first place with the Paul Feig team, and runs of the risk of emboldening the worst types of people on the internet. Read the rest of this entry

My Man, Indeed

maxresdefaultIt’s official, Aquaman is the highest grossing DCEU movie. It’s a hard statistic to accept, but also pretty awesome if I’m being honest. Somehow, audiences have been showing up in a big way to see Jason Momoa toss a trident around, so much so that it’s on track to become the first movie in Warner Bros’ fledging cinematic universe to cross a billion dollars (a feat that Marvel has pulled off a few times already). So what is it about Aquaman, of all characters, that makes it so appealing to audiences? Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2018

2018 was a massive year for pop culture, so much so that there’s things on this list that I had to remind myself that they even came out this year. Seriously, the amount of great entertainment that came our way in 2018 was enough to fill three years, so why don’t I just get out of the way and break down some of my favorite things of the year 2018? Read the rest of this entry

A Week of Marvels

Avengers-Endgame-Captain-MarvelIt’s been quite the week for Marvel Studios. After months and months of anticipation, the entertainment juggernaut finally released a new trailer for Captain Marvel, and the first teaser trailer for the fourth Avengers film, now subtitled Endgame. It’s another notch in the belt for the studio, proving that they don’t even need to release a movie to make waves in the world at large. Read the rest of this entry

Suicide Gunn

james-gunn-suicide-squad-1138199-1280x0Ever since he was fired from Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 3, the nerd world at large has been wondering just what would become of James Gunn. Would he retreat from the public eye indefinitely? Go back to the smaller genre films that he was known for before Guardians? Or would he jump ship for a rival studio?

Well, this week we got the answer, and it’s option three. Read the rest of this entry

Superman No More?

gallery-1510933656-batman-v-superman-henry-cavillIf the rumors are to be believed, then Henry Cavill may be giving up the role of the Man of Steel. A lot as happened since the day that the Cavill bombshell dropped, but since then there’s been really nothing about Cavill’s role in the DCEU. Aside from a very cryptic response from Warner Bros, and an even weirder Instagram post from Cavill, we comic fans are still left with nothing that really tells us definitively if Cavill is truly out or not and as the weeks go by, that gets pretty frustrating. Read the rest of this entry