The Beat Goes To The Movies: The Martian


The week of its release, and The Martian’s science is already outdated by the recent discovery of water on Mars. Years from now, viewers will look back and shake their heads at the barren and dry depiction of the planet, along with the size and dimensions of cell phones, probably. Or the fact that we even had cell phones.

But we’ll forgive The Martian for being so last week.

Weekend Wrap Up: “Omega Men” No Longer Cancelled, X-Men Facing a Slow Death, and More

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This weekend turned out to be a very busy one for comics news.  As our chief steward, Heidi MacDonald, takes a well deserved rest this morning following the conclusion of Small Press Expo, let’s take a look at some of the big breaking stories from the last few days. Omega Men Lives When we broke […]

Borderlands movie on the way from Lionsgate and Take-Two


Another videogame is heading to the screen–this time, Borderlands, a FPS game is set in a comics-inspired SF universe. Avi Arad and Ari Arad, who certainly have a lot os experience with comics-inspired films, are making it with Lionsgate. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K, a division of Take-Two Interactive […]

Troubled Warners exec finds comfort in watching Batman v Superman over and over again


Last week The Hollywood Reporter ran a succinct piece about Warner Bros. and its current box office woes. Behind a string of flops and under performers like Hot Pursuit, Vacation, Magic Mike XXL (it’s a classic folks), and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., WB is finishing #3 for the summer for the second year in a […]

Review: The End of the Tour captures the relationship between creators and their creations


The End of the Tour is probably the closest thing I’ve ever seen to a Matryoshka Russian dolls analogy put to paper. It isn’t “meta”, nor does it contain literal stories within stories, but it’s a work that is only birthed out of the ones that came before it. The outer shell is of course […]

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 […]

Deadpool loves The Golden Girls

Offered without comment, the cast of Deadpool promoted their upcoming film and saluted the greatest sitcom of the 90s with a series of tweets. Hey #SDCC, Thank you for being a friend… — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 8, 2015 Travel down the road and back again…. #SDCC #Deadpool — Gina Carano (@ginacarano) July […]

Review: Inside Out may be Pixar’s best film yet


There are moments in life, for everyone, when sorrow creeps into our happiest memories. Time passes. We change. We lose things. We lose people. Our past experiences take on a new shape. Occasionally the shift is sharp and profound; an earthquake. Other times it’s gradual and unnoticed; erosion.
But sorrow isn’t always a burden. Sometimes it’s a salve.

Jurassic World is #1: you got what you deserved — UPDATED


UPDATE: Even Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige has saluted Jurassic World’s triumph with a gracious tweet that still manages to remind everyone that New Mega Star Chris Pratt got his big action break (and got into shape for the first time) for a MARVEL movie. Well played! Art in the tweet by Ande Parks. Congrats […]