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All posts by Mathew Simoes

Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes is a human being (?) whose existence is dedicated to movies, TV shows, comic books and other associated items of entertainment. He’s a writer for this fine web establishment and studies at a Canadian University. His dreams are typically in comic book format.

Box Office Report: ‘Incredibles 2’ Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 has become the 7th animated film to ever cross the $1B mark at the worldwide box office. It’s Disney’s 5th animated and 18th ever billion-dollar release and joins Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War as The House of Mouse’s 3rd title to the milestone this year (4th overall in 2018 ...

First Set Photos of Adult “Losers Club” from ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Revealed

The Losers are back. Those out early on July 30 in Port Hope, Ontario could see Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy on Walton Street filming the highly anticipated sequel IT: Chapter 2. Security was tight around the set, with Port Hope police closing Walton Street to traffic intermittently for the filming. Fortunately, the website Northumberland News captured photos from the ...

Comic Report: 07/25/2018

So, these are my thoughts on last week's new comic books. My criticisms and praise of this week's offering will be released a couple days after new comic book day, with this article being an anomaly (hopefully). So enjoy reading about comic books that you've probably already tucked away safely in your long boxes. Action ...

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Sets Writing Team of JD Payne, Patrick McKay

Today at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, announced that its Lord of the Rings TV series (which is a prequel) has put another piece into place. Salke mentioned that this has been “a very thoughtful process” in terms of finding the right road for this series to take within the vast world ...

Preacher: ‘The Coffin’ Review

Preacher stands apart from other television series due to the manic energy it can create when it’s characters are fighting for what matters most to them. ‘The Coffin’ opens with such a scene as Jesse and Tulip enter into a violent brawl with the L'Angelle clan after Jody realizes that Cassidy has been set free. ...

‘Batman’ Writer Tom King Developing Dystopian TV Series ‘Stades of America’

Topic Studios and Golden Globe award-winning producer Playground announced today they are in development on States of America, a one-hour dystopian drama series written by Tom King, a former CIA officer turned author and New York Times best-selling, multiple Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, who won his latest Eisner Award, for Best Writer, last Friday ...

Marvel & Netflix Unveil New ‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Photos

Marvel Television and Netflix have released a new batch of photos from the second season of Marvel’s Iron Fist. The photos show Finn Jones returning as the titular hero, as well as the alliance of villains arrayed against him: Sacha Dewan as Davos, Alice Eve as Typhoid Mary, and Jessica Stroup as Joy Meechum. Luckily, Danny Rand has some ...

Toronto International Film Festival Lineup: ‘Beautiful Boy’, ‘First Man’, ‘Widows’ Among World Premieres

The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled its roster of Gala and Special Presentations screenings for the 2018 edition which runs September 6-16. Among the world premieres are Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet; Steve McQueen’s Widows and Peter Hedges’ Julia Roberts-starrer Ben Is Back and Damien Chazelle's space epic ...

Robert De Niro in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Movie

Iconic actor Robert De Niro is reportedly in talks to appear in the upcoming Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix. It was already reported in that Warner Bros. was eyeing De Niro for a role, but now The Hollywood Reporter reports that De Niro is currently has entered negotiations to play a talk show host that ...

James Gunn Apologizes For Old, Offensive Tweets About Rape & Pedophilia

Yikes... this is... not a good situation in the slightest. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn apologized last night after “shocking,” years-old jokes he made about such topics as rape and pedophilia resurfaced online. The comments, excavated from the filmmaker’s now-deactivated website, were shared on Twitter by supporters of President Trump, and broadcast to ...

Preacher ‘The Tombs’ Review

‘The Tombs’ continues season three’s success and offers a huge improvement to Jesse’s characterization, which fixes some of the problems found in season 2. Before we get to the critical portion let’s do some recap. Jesse continues his role as the ringmaster of a twisted fighting arena that uses people who have lost their souls. ...

San Diego Comic-Con 2018: DC Announces ‘Stargirl’ TV Series from Geoff Johns for DC UNIVERSE

DC Universe is making a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con. The forthcoming subscription video on demand platform opened the confab with a first look at its scripted originals with Titans and on Thursday afternoon unveiled its sixth overall series: a live-action Stargirl. Geoff Johns, who revealed the news during his spotlight panel, will write and exec produce the ...

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