The 2020 Academy Awards will take place on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by nobody again? The fourth annual Oscar Battle Royale is here and the Fox Force Five News staff are competing head to head to see who can predict the most correct wins. Check out the full list of nominees below and check out our overall projected winners. UPDATED – RESULTS ARE IN! Read more
2019 was a good year at the movies. Sure, 2019 brought us a handful of movies that I’ll surely revisit in the near future, but I honestly feel like it was a letdown year. But still, there were some great movies that came out in 2019. We experienced movies that acted like love letters to Hollywood. We experienced movies from a streaming service that turned in arguably more quality movies than any movie studio (their quantity also outweighed everyone else). We experienced movies that made Film Twitter mad. And finally, we experienced more movies that created all sorts of emotions, which continued to help us, the moviegoers, escape reality. These experiences are a part of why we love movies so much, and that is why we should always talk about the best of the best every year. Talk about the ones that deserve the attention. Ones that you may have not heard about that absolutely deserve your time (and money).
It is finally the most wonderful time of the year everyone! The Oscars are fast approaching and 2019 was a marvelous year for movies, so predicting the winners isn’t easy this time around. You never know what could happen, especially with divisive movies such as Joker getting an impressive 11 nominations. Below is a list of who I think will win in each category and who could possibly sneak in and steal the award. Read more
Fight to The Death is an ongoing feature where staffers and readers get to vote and explain why one film is better than the other OR whether one fictional character would be able to kill another. This month’s featured rumble is Joaquin Phoenix’ Joker versus the late Heath Ledger’s Joker. Voting closes February 14th! Update – Winner chosen!
JOKER is available to own today January 7th on 4K Blu-ray! Directed, co-written and produced by Oscar nominee, Todd Phillips, “Joker” stars Joaquin Phoenix in this character study of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham City’s fractured society. Here is our review: Read more
Directed, co-written and produced by Oscar nominee, Todd Phillips, “Joker” stars Joaquin Phoenix in this character study of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham City’s fractured society. Read more
Joker is without a doubt the most daring movie to come out with DC Comics associated with a property. While Joker features no superheroes who can talk to fish, or a failed team up of superheroes that will drive a group of rabid fans to demand to see some director’s cut they think exists locked away in a vault hundreds of feet below the Warner Brothers studio lot, there is plenty of risk with associated with this property. It’s a mid-size budgeted comic book movie that features no action sequences, spiffy visual effects, or Bat signal, and is also carries an R rating. It comes from director Todd Phillips, whose biggest titles are The Hangover movies and Old School. And finally, it’s another incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime, whose previous iterations include a couple that are heralded as some of the best ever villain characters on film. But against all odds, Joker defies expectations and is one of the most memorable comic book adaptations in recent memory, thanks to a powerhouse performance from Joaquin Phoenix and confident direction from Phillips.
In an effort to promote pre-ordering comics through your LCS (Local Comics Shop), I put together a post featuring 5 comics to that you should not overlook. Please remember September 30th is the last day to order books like MONEY SHOT #1 & TOMMY GUN WIZARDS #3, and are due for release in October.
2019 hasn’t been the strongest year for movies. There have been some fantastic movies to hit the big screen, but at the same time there have been several disappointments and forgettable flicks to come out. Not every year can be stellar, but luckily 2019 still have several months to make up for it. The back half of the year is stacked. Let’s take a look at 10 movies coming out in the next 4 months that everyone should be excited for. Read more
Suicide Squad is being released at a critical time. For Hollywood, summer has scorched movie studios with an inconceivable amount of dull, worthless movies that fall into the category of “financial flops.” And for Warner Brothers, because of below expectation numbers back in March for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the microscope on Suicide Squad has intensified immensely. After months of buildup thanks to a strong marketing campaign, David Ayer’s (End of Watch) movie centering around the “Worst Heroes Ever” is finally here. Suicide Squad has problems that keep it from being a memorable. But nonetheless, it’s a somewhat delightful oddball comic book movie, thanks to a cast full of great characters. Read more
While Warner Brothers’ DC Comics live-action movie slate has caused division amongst critics and fans thus far, their direct-to-video original animated movies have been universally appealing for the most part. But with Batman: The Killing Joke, one of the most influential stories about the Joker, comes high expectations. Did directors (and Warner Brothers Animation veterans) Sam Liu and Bruce Timm deliver what fans of the Batman mythology were expecting? Yes, but not without consequence. Read more
The first two games in the hit Batman series, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are getting remaster and updated for a June release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox1. Read more