I knew that the first Ryan Coogler-directed Marvel movie would look cool, but I didn’t expect it to look THIS cool. I’ll get out of the way and let it speak for itself… Sweet tunes, Michael B. Jordan looking fierce as hell, and Wakanda coming to life right before our eyes. I couldn’t have asked […]
I’m real excited about where Marvel Studios is headed in their next couple of entries, well…after Spider-Man: Homecoming anyway (which looks fine, but very “been there, done that”). Come November, we get the Taika Waititi-led Thor: Ragnarok, which was the first Marvel trailer that’s ever really knocked me on my heels. And then right after […]
Universal’s new shared universe gets off to a dreadful start
By Elana Levin When I first heard that Chris Pine had been cast as Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman movie I was disappointed but unsurprised. I figured it would mean Diana would be interpreted as heterosexual and that is, frankly, a depressing prospect. But watching the really excellent Wonder Woman movie challenged my perception […]
In the critical world, it’s not exactly high praise to say Wonder Woman is Warner Bros. and DC’s best film in the recent line-up, given the poor reactions to both Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad. So to get the obvious out of the way first: yes, Wonder Woman is the best, by far.
Last night saw the premiere of the latest DC Films big screen release, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. As with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, creators who have had played a role in the character’s ongoing adventures were invited for the festivities. This morning, DC Entertainment released the […]
For some time now, fans have been wondering who actor/rapper Donald Glover was signed to play in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Prior to Tom Holland’s official casting as Peter Parker, fans clamored for Marvel to cast Glover as Miles Morales, an alternate version of the costumed web-slinger. In the latest trailer to the movie, which comes […]
Incredibly sad news has come in this afternoon, with reports that Zack Snyder has decided to step down from this coming November’s superhero team-up Justice League. Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter that he would be stepping away from WB’s giant tentpole, and arguably their biggest release of the year, in order to spend more time […]
When Sony announced their intentions to move forward with their long-gestating Venom spin-off, and that it wouldn’t be connected to the Spider-Man who appears in this Summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, AND that it would be aiming for a 2018 release date, most guessed this was just more smoke in the never-ending production hell this project has […]
It’s arguable that Ripley is one of science fiction’s best-known characters, and she anchored the Alien films by providing true stake in the outcome of the humans. The most serious flaw of Alien: Covenant is that it provides us with yet another Ripley-like-stand-in via Katherine Waterston’s character, which at this point resembles an illegible copy of a copy of a copy. Waterston isn’t at fault, but her character development is almost non-existent, relying wholly on the hope that you’ll associate her enough with Ripley to forgive the fact that she’s written primarily as a foil for David.