Month: February 2018

Box Office Report: ‘Black Panther’ Scores $700 Million Worldwide

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Ryan Coogler’s game-changing superhero epic continues to shatter records and expectations as it grosses $108 million in its second week at the box office. The film was shown in 4,020 theaters to score the top second weekend of all time behind Star Wars: Force Awakens. In just 10 days, The Disney and Marvel title ...

‘Annihilation’ Film Review

The model of extra-terrestrial life is not foreign to science fiction films as stories like Interstellar, Alien and Arrival have all offered looks into how humanity would react if a lifeform far beyond our evolutionary scale made contact. With Alex Garland’s second directorial feature Annihilation, he cements his name in the ring of high-concept sci-fi ...

Joss Whedon Exits DC’s ‘Batgirl’ Movie

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Joss Whedon is one and done with the DCEU as he announced today that he will no longer be directing the Batgirl film. In a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon stated that he was exiting the Warner Bros. feature project which he was writing and slated to direct. In a statetment, Whedon ...

‘Fullmetal Alchemist (2018)’ Film Review

Written by: Artur Galvao Say what you must about the adaptations of Ghost in the Shell and Death Note, at least they look cinema, where as, Fullmetal Alchemist looks like bad cosplay on screen. Believe it or not I was excited for this film as the trailers looked decent and it seemed that Fumihiko Sori ...

Box Office Report: ‘Black Panther’ Reaches Historic $242M; ‘Jumanji’ Scores $900 Million Worldwide

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Disney and Marvel Studios’ are probably jumping off the walls as we speak as Black Panther debuted to a record-shattering $242 million at the Presidents Day box office, according to updated estimates. The unique and diverse superhero feature passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, bringing in $241.6 million to earn more in its first four days than ...

Marvel Announces “Fresh Start” for Comics

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes Get ready Marvel Comics fans as the company is planning to once again reboot its comics line. As seen in the video below, Marvel Comics has announced its “Fresh Start” initiative, promising “New series, new creative teams, new direction, new beginnings.” The video features new Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, CB Cebulski, ...

Jessica Chastain Reportedly in Talks to Star in ‘It’ Sequel

Written By: Artur Galvao After months of fan anticipation and rumors flying across Hollywood, sources have confirmed that Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star in New Line’s IT sequel as the adult version of Beverly. Director Andy Muschietti is expected to return, but his deal to helm the anticipated sequel to the surprise hit of 2017 ...

The Case for Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger as Marvel’s Greatest Cinematic Villain

*SPOILERS FOR BLACK PANTHER & THOR: RAGNAROK BELOW* For years now, Marvel films have long been criticized for its handling of villains. Fans bear witness to the fluctuating trend of villains being produced by Marvel Studios, Fox and even Sony as characters such as Magneto, Loki, Doctor Octopus and William Stryker had viewers in the ...

‘Black Panther’ Film Review

Flashback to 2014. Rumors began to fly that Marvel Studios had begun its search for its next leading star. One that would take on the mantle of Black Panther. After constant denials on the part of Marvel, a bombshell announcement dropped at the El Capitan Theatre as Marvel Studios unveiled its phase 3 plans, with ...

‘Deadpool’ Director Tim Miller & Brian Michael Bendis Team Up for ‘X-Men’ Spinoff Film

Written By: Artur Galvao A deal with Disney may bring the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point but until that goes through, Fox will continue on with business as usual and it seems like yet another X-Men film is on the way from two long-time veterans of the franchise. First reported by Deadline, 20th ...

‘Deadpool’ as a Parody of the Superhero Genre

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Dating back to the 1960’s, films began to merge the comedic, romantic and satirical aspects of films with the busy and broad action sequences such as car chases and searching for a McGuffin in which rather whacky and crazy characters became involved in hyperactive action.  The action-comedy hybrid genre eventually branched ...

Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play The Joker in Todd Phillips’ Standalone Origin Movie

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes After months of silence, we may finally know who will play the lead in Todd Phillips’s untitled Joker origin film. In an exclusive report by Variety, Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play the Clown Prince of Crime in Warner Bros. and Todd Phillips’ untitled Joker movie. While studio negotiations have not yet ...

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