Goldman Sachs Communacopia is a big giant corporate chat fest, sort of like Comic-Con if Hall H was just for investors, and both WB CEO Jeff Bewkes and Disney head Bob Iger appeared to talk about stuff…including superheroes. Acknowledging that the reviews for Batman v Superman and Suicide left somthing to be desired, Bewkes said […]
Cartoonist Derf (birth name: John Backderf) Has been at the center of a media flurry of late with both his searing memoir My Friend Dammer and his more genial, mostly fictional Trashed optioned for films. But perhaps lost in the excitement is that the My Friend Dammer movie is cast and being filmed as we […]
Well, that was a little on the nose. There’s a Death Star and the Rebels have to stop it! But it won’t be easy. The new Rogue One trailer debuted during the Olympics, just after Darth Michael Phelps; 22nd gold medal ceremony, and, as expected the last shot teased Darth Vader because…why not. HE was […]
Profiles in History is a huge movie memorabilia house and they’re having a HUGE three day auction that includes some amazing old movie costumes that you would never have thought even still existed. Like Tom Tyler “Captain Marvel” costume from the 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel serial. Starting bid: $10,000 OR Dick Purcell’s “Captain America” […]
When something is broke, you try to fix it, and following the disastrous critical and fan reception to Batman V Superman, WB pulled out all the stops for a press junket bringing all the top movie scoopers and reporters to the set in London last week, and allowed them to run their stories today. Our […]
Do you like a mystery? I thought so! Here’s a good one. If you ask anyone around the Hollywood water cooler about who is the envy of tinsel town, most people would say it’s Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. His handling of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been little short of genius from a box office perspective, taking obscure properties like Guardians of the Galaxy and making them household names, and boosting even mediocre material like Ant-Man to “Hey that was really fun!” reactions. But is this true?
Could it be that Hollywood’s junkie-like reliance on sequels could be coming to an end? A series of so-so-sequels, many based on comics, tallied another disappointing chit with this weekend’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadowstook. Produced by Michael Bay, the film was #1 at the box office but with a moribund $35.25 million, on a production cost of $135 million. X-Men Apocalyse was #2 with $22.3 million, a 66% drop that’s typical for sequels but further evidence of a softening market:
Say what you will about the MCU vs the DCEU, Warner BRos. is killing it with the art direction. Suicide Squad, in particular has had a fresh, striking ad campaign that really positions the film as something new and differen. That look continues with these two covers for the French movie magazine CINEMA TEASER. The […]