The road to Justice League, which brings together some of DC Comics’ most iconic superheroes, has not been without its share of debate or controversy. Up until this summer’s crowd-pleasing Wonder Woman, the three previous entries in the DC Extended Universe (which include Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad) were hotly debated amongst both fans and critics for their movie’s storytelling decisions and character developments that showed DC Comics’ characters in different lights. While each of them was a box office success, it was apparent that it wasn’t enough to win over audiences. Fast forward to today and Justice League is viewed as a course correction for Warner Brothers’ DCEU going forward. While Justice League certainly has its issues and isn’t exactly coherent at times, each of the movie’s superhero characters are more than satisfying and help make the superhero team up an enjoyable action romp.
The DCEU has had plenty of issues so far, but there have also been some bright spots. It definitely didn’t hit the ground running like the MCEU, but I think they’re slowly but surely getting it right. After seeing Justice League, I can officially rank the DCEU films so far. Read more
From 20th Century Fox and director David Leitch (John Wick), comes the Marvel comic sequel Deadpool 2. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller, Jack Kesy, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic and Zazie Beetz, the film hits theaters June 1, 2018. Read more
Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics. If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more
The fifth and final season of the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series has finished airing all 20 episodes. From Nickelodeon Animation Studio and based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the series starred Seth Green, Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen, Hoon Lee, Mae Whitman, Josh Peck, Kelly Hu, Kevin Michael Richardson, Nolan North and Eric Bauza. Read more
Most of our favourite entertainers and media moguls are disgusting sexual deviants. In a wave of disturbing revelations it feels like we’re living a story arc on TV series Mr. Robot, where a hacker group has managed to expose a ton of celebrities as pervballs who abuse their power and names to get off. From Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and more, when is it OK to separate the disgraced actor/filmmaker from the movie or TV show? Read more
This week it was either Daddy’s Home 2 or Murder on the Orient Express, a choice that pit Mark Wahlberg against Dame Judi Dench for my attentions. You might think that choice would be obvious and had Mr. Wahlberg worn something sleeveless in the trailer, I would have been helpless. But as it happened, Daddy’s Home 2 is a Christmas film, all sweaters and snowsuits, so it’s off to Murder on the Orient Express for me. I’d rather watch Kenneth Branagh than Mel Gibson anyway. Read more
From RLJE Entertainment and director Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom), comes Mayhem. Starring Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Dallas Roberts, Steven Brand, Caroline Chikezie, André Eriksen and Kerry Fox, the film is now playing in limited theaters and VOD. Read more
With comedy sequels, the cast is usually bigger, and the gag jokes try to go even further; and, of course, Daddy’s Home 2 accomplishes both of those things, but with bad results. Personally, I enjoyed Daddy’s Home. It wasn’t the best comedy, but it was certainly one of Will Ferrell’s funniest movies in recent years. And when I heard that Mel Gibson and John Lithgow joined the cast for Daddy’s Home 2, my anticipation went from nonexistent to moderately excited. However, Daddy’s Home 2 is another swing and miss from Ferrell (and Mark Wahlberg to a slight extent), whose spiraling downward trend of bad comedies is on the same trajectory as Adam Sandler’s (yeah, I went there).
I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in 2017, where fresh, unique and lesser known properties in the sci-fi genre have been suffering at the box office. Blade Runner 2049 (beloved by critics) was a bomb, Valerian (not so beloved, but I enjoyed it anyway) was a disappointment on global returns while franchises like Transformers and Guardians of The Galaxy continue to dominate cinemas. Why? Read more
Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) delivers “a mind-blowing masterpiece” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) with the extraordinarily original mother!, arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD December 19, 2017. The film arrives on Digital HD December 5, 2017. Read more