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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.

Jon Favreau’s Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series Will Reportedly Cost $100 Million for 10-Episode First Season

Disney's Streaming Service, rumored to be titled DISNEY DIRECT, is slowly but surely coming to fruition and now, we may have our first info regarding Jon Favreau's highly anticipated live-action Star Wars series. The New York Times has some interesting figures for Jon Favreau‘s live-action Star Wars series reporting that the ten episodes will cost Disney/Lucasfilm about $100 million. The ...

Comic Report: 08/01/2018

The Seeds #1 Review This is not a comic everyone will enjoy. It is a dense and slow paced read that delves heavily into contemporary themes. Nocenti’s script is socially conscious, covering subjects such as the poor state of news media and people’s obsession with the small devices in their pockets. The use of the ...

Preacher: ‘Les Enfants du Sang’ Review

So to begin, a brief summary of the episode's events. Eugene has returned and the Saint is gunning for him and Hitler.  Jesse and Tulip work to save the life of his nightmarish Grandmother. Cassidy is learning there’s more to being a vampire than he previously thought – at least superficially – and Herr Starr’s ...

Matt Reeves Gives an Update on His ‘Batman’ Film: Will Be a “Noir-Driven Definitive Batman Story”

FINALLY. Finally, after months and months of rumors and articles found across the web, Matt Reeves has finally given some kind of update on his highly anticipated Batman film. While it is not a lot of info, it sure does ease some tension amongst fans while also creating new questions for people to ponder. Matt Reeves was on ...

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Star Rebecca Ferguson Cast in ‘Men In Black’ Spinoff/Sequel

Hot off Mission: Impossible Fallout, Rebecca Ferguson is reportedly being set for the female lead in the Men in Black spinoff opposite Chris Hemsworth. She has separately closed her deal to play the scary Rose the Hat in Doctor Sleep, based on the Stephen King novel that continues the story line King started in The Shining. The report comes from Deadline who states ...

Kevin Feige Discusses What Happens When Actors Playing Marvel Characters Are Ready to Move on

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going strong for ten years now, continuing to build on the connected franchise that began with Nick Fury's emergence at the end of Iron Man. Actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and several others have been a part of this universe for years on ...

Netflix Acquires Andy Serkis’ Adaptation of ‘Animal Farm’

Days after acquiring his film Mowgli from Warner Bros, Netflix has doubled down with Andy Serkis by acquiring rights to the George Orwell novel Animal Farm. Serkis will direct a performance-capture film. 6th & Idaho’s Matt Reeves, Rafi Crohn and Adam Kassan will produce with The Imaginarium’s Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish. The Netflix deal reunites ...

Toronto International Film Festival: Emile Hirsch’s ‘Freaks,’ More Canadian Films Join Lineup

On Wednesday morning, The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its Canadian film lineup, including world premieres for the latest films by Maxime Giroux, Zach Lipovsky, Adam Stein and Thom Fitzgerald. Additionally, the festival will host world premieres for the Will Sasso-led The Grizzlies, directed by Miranda de Pencier; The Great Darkened Days, starring Sarah Gadon ...

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 ...

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