In the sixteen years since the release of X-Men, visual styling in superhero films has evolved in a dramatic way, but the X-Men franchise still looks strikingly similar now to the way it did in 2000.
Last Thursday, early afternoon, I perused the lower level halls of New York Comic Con. Autographings and photo ops were running nicely, and the Queue Hall (aka “the stockyards”) was mostly empty, as the morning crush had long subsided, and most of the Main Stage events in Hall 1-D had already occurred. Out of curiosity, […]
We’re halfway through both the actual calendar, and the Summer blockbuster season (which started in May). Even though it feels like a Friday night at the video store circa 1990, there have been some amazing movies released so far. Dinosaurs are battling robots for box office supremacy, and Pixar is once again at the front […]
The buildup to Fox-Marvel’s Fantastic Four has been incredibly quiet compared to the way that the Disney-Marvel typically advertises their superhero beat-em-ups. The film releases on August 7th, and so far we’ve gotten two trailers and now this TV Spot, which demonstrates how far CGI has come since 2005. We still know very little about the […]
Announced today by DC Entertainment and FOX, the first season of FOX’s popular Batman prequel Gotham will see release on September 8th. It’s a show that never quite settled into a groove for me well enough to finish, or really even check out what was happening in its back-half, where I understand it changed a […]