Trank Sank: Fantastic Four blame flies after poor box office showing


About the one element not being blamed for the Fantastic Four’s meagre $26.2M opening is superhero box office fatigue. The film opened at #2, and was the worst “opening frame” for a superhero film since Green Lantern. And the finger of the blame game is being posted squarely at director Josh Trank, with the Wrap […]


Josh Trank implies that you can blame the studio for Fantastic Four


Fantastic Four opens today (technically last night), and the reception that’s greeted the film has been venomous. I didn’t like it either, but I don’t think it’s “9% on Rotten Tomatoes bad”. After seeing the film a week ago, the question that immediately sprung to my mind was: how much of this film represented director Josh […]


Review: Fantastic Four, a case of botched vision colliding with studio demands


In the current mold of superhero film-making, it’s difficult to escape the prevailing wisdom of how studios formulate their respective franchises. There’s the Marvel method, which embraces the colorful comic tones and inherent silliness of the medium, but at its worst can lead to tedium. The efforts of other studios (Fox, WB, Sony) in recent […]


The Deadpool trailer brings R-rated superhero action to the cinemaplex


A version of this trailer debuted at SDCC, but now you too can get a glimpse at what just a few thousand got to see in person a few weeks ago (unless you watched a bootleg cam recording). Debuting on tonight’s “Conan”, here’s the red-band, very R-rated, Deadpool trailer:


Our latest crisis is over, Channing Tatum will be Gambit after all


Just like Alexander posited a few days ago, it turns out that Channing Tatum was indeed undergoing a bit of public negotiating regarding his upcoming role in the X-Men spin-off, Gambit. Today, THR reports that the Magic Mike star has signed on the dotted line to play the kinetic card-wielding Cajun mutant. According to their […]


Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation works best when the adrenaline kicks in

MI Rogue Nation

While my familiarity with the television series is admittedly meager, the consistently Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible film entries have played like minor American efforts at aping the formula that made James Bond a success. Generally, they lack the iconic imagery of 007’s finest efforts, while never really being able to hit the same critical appeal […]


Wonder Woman and Justice League now have filming start dates

Affleck Batman camera

Per the big cover story in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, we now know just when Wonder Woman and Justice League, the two 2017 entries that will follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad will begin filming. According to the magazine, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is currently in London prepping […]


With Channing Tatum Going AWOL, Is the Gambit Movie Dead?


Tonight, TheWrap reported that Channing Tatum might be leaving 20th Century Fox’s Gambit production.  Tatum, who was slated to star as everyone’s favorite mutant with a gimmick, is apparently still in talks with the studio, but “something is up” and time is running out, as the movie is scheduled to be release on October 7th, 2016. […]


Check out these new ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ stills


Why wait for the September issue of Empire when you can meticulously critique some fresh Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice images right now on your phone? I’m sure there will be more images of the highly anticipated Warner Bros. film in the print edition, but this is the best we can for now.


Entertainment Round-Up: Hamill to reportedly voice The Joker again, Jackman teases one last Wolverine film, Okamoto’s role in Batman v Superman revealed, Marvel courting McAdams


Your Tuesday collection of Entertainment headlines


Z2 Comics launches Modern Prometheus production company


Z2 Comics is on a roll, having announced a new line of graphics novels, a line of periodical comics and now a productions company, Modern Prometheus, which got inked in THR.


You Gotta Hand It To Kevin Feige For This Sneaky Homage!


Last April, Cinema Blend reported that Marvel’s Phase Two movies all share a common trope:


In Defense of the Little Guy: Three Big Reasons Why You Should Go See Ant-Man


Last weekend, the Paul Rudd led Ant-Man flick took home $58 million, shy of parent company Disney’s estimates of $60-65 million.  This was enough to give it the number one slot that weekend,, but it also gives the insect-inspired hero film the dubious honor of having the second worst opening of any of the MCU movies, beating out […]


Bryan Singer Plans to Make a Team Up Team Up out of X-Men and the Fantastic Four


If Fox had a house motto, it would be: “we do not sow. Now let us spit on your Quicksilver, Marvel.” Bryan Singer loves a few things.  Director’s Cuts, long walks on the beach, and movies centered around Time Travel, to name a few.  Now we can add crossovers to that list as well.  In an […]


D23 2015: Disney Announces Their Big Presentations at the D23 Expo!

d23 2015 poster

So, we all know that Marvel didn’t present anything in Hall H during Comic-Con. Was it because they didn’t have anything to show, just like Sony and Paramount? Or were they saving their big announcements for the D23 Expo, Disney’s biennial fanfest scheduled for August 14-16?  Well, we know a little bit more, as Disney has published […]


The new SPECTRE trailer has us wishing it was November already


I’m not one to rush the Summer away, as it is my favorite season after all, but the enticement of new Sam Mendes James Bond is just too strong. Here’s the new trailer for SPECTRE, which emerged this morning, and reveals just how personal an antagonist he’s facing (and who may or may not be […]