riverdale teaser

Archie is under a lot of pressure in the messy Riverdale pilot. He can’t get over what happened between him Miss Grundy and he clashes with his dad (Luke Perry), as he struggles between going into the family business or pursuing his musical aspirations. The town of Riverdale is even worse off, following the death of Jason Blossom. There’s a lot of angst and misery going on in Riverdale, which gets off to a rough start but isn’t without potential.

Below, watch a new Riverdale teaser.

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Black Panther Plot Details

Captain America: Civil War established that Black Panther was a stone-cold badass from the nation of Wakanda. But what with all the superhero-on-superhero drama, it didn’t have much time to show us how he came to be the guy he is today. That job will fall on the Black Panther solo film being directed by Ryan Coogler. And one piece of that puzzle, apparently, lies in 1990s California. A new report indicates Black Panther will flash back to T’Challa’s formative years, when he was attending school in America. Learn more about what we can expect below.  Read More »

The Defenders details / Trish Walker and Jessica Jones

After literally years of hype, Netflix has finally started pulling back the curtains on The Defenders, the crossover series that brings together Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). Last week we got our first official look at the heroes all together and our first glimpse of Sigourney Weaver‘s villain; today we have still more new photos plus a whole bunch of new details about the characters, their relationships to one another, and how The Defenders will tie them all together.  Read More »

zootopia

There are a handful of movie websites I visit every single day for both work and avoiding work and Rotten Tomatoes as one of them. As the internet’s most popular (and also most prone to fanboy raging) movie review aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes assembles reviews from critics and tabulates a score based on the number of positive reactions versus negative reactions. The resulting percentage is worn as badge of honor for movies that are well-liked and treated as proof that “critics don’t get it” by movies that are not.

But you surely know all of this already because you’re reading a movie website and also probably stop by Rotten Tomatoes on a semi-regular basis to learn the critical consensus on a given movie. Anyway, the reason we’re here now is that the 2016 Golden Tomato winners, the round-up of the best-reviewed movies and television shows of last year, have been revealed.

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The LEGO Batman Movie TV Spots - Batgirl

We’re less than a month until we get a new movie featuring the Dark Knight in theaters. However, this take on Batman will be far more lighthearted than the one we saw in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The LEGO Batman Movie has Will Arnett voicing the building block version of the Caped Crusader, reprising the role he masterfully played in The LEGO Movie a few years ago. It’s one of my most anticipated movies of 2017, and a couple new TV spots show off some new footage from the comedic take on Batman, complete with a showcase of how badass Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, is going to be in this movie.

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Logan Score Preview

It’s no secret that a new Logan trailer is coming soon. 20th Century Fox is sending out the frames of the trailer to some lucky fans to assemble online (they’re on the way already), and the new glimpse at the Wolverine sequel should be coming shortly thereafter.

In the meantime, director James Mangold is holding fans over with some new images from the set featuring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and franchise newcomer Dafne Keen as X-23. Plus, he’s also release a snippet of the score from The Wolverine composer Marco Beltrami (not Cliff Martinez), and it sounds rather haunting and frantic.

Listen to the Logan score preview and see the images after the jump. Read More »

Maisie Williams in iBoy trailer

Rumors that Maisie Williams will be in New Mutants remain unconfirmed for now, but we can say for sure she’ll be starring in an upcoming superhero film. Sadly, it’s not as the superhero. Instead, iBoy has her as the BFF / love interest to Tom (Bill Milner), a teenager who gains superpowers after a violent attack leaves him with bits of smartphone embedded in his brain. It all sounds pretty silly, but then again so does “teenager gains superpowers after radioactive spider bite.”

Netflix has just unveiled the first iBoy trailer for you to judge, and you can check it out after the jump.  Read More »

Superman - New Boots

What is Marvel’s Secret Empire? What does James McAvoy have to say about the potential for a solo movie for Professor Charles Xavier? What’s one priority that Ben Affleck has for The Batman? How would Duncan Jones approach a Green Lantern movie? What character could Peter Dinklage be playing in The Avengers: Infinity War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Cable origin story

Rob Liefeld advised against using Cable in Deadpool. The character’s creator thought the time traveler with a bionic arm and a glowing eye was unnecessary for Wade Wilson’s origin story. The filmmakers considered Cable for the film, but ultimately he was left out and saved as a tease for the end credits. The character is next up at bat, though, as he plays a prominent role in David Leitch‘s (John WickDeadpool 2. Cable has a complicated backstory in the comics, which the real heroes of Deadpool, screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, plan on distilling down to its bare essentials.

Below, the screenwriters discuss writing the Cable origin story.

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deadpool oscar campaign

Oh, to be on the internet in 2008, when The Dark Knight was released and everyone decided that this was Peak Superhero Movie and that it was going to shatter that last barrier and get nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And while Christopher Nolan’s (still pretty great!) Batman sequel did get its fair share of Oscar nods, it was shut out of the top prize. Oh, to be on the internet in early 2009, when all of the nerds lost their damn minds in the general direction of Academy voters.

With a few noteworthy exceptions (i.e., James Cameron movies), Academy voters have traditionally relegated more mainstream movies to technical categories. Comic book movies, by their very nature, don’t break through. So the fact that I’m writing a news post about Deadpool‘s Oscar chances blows my brain right out the back of my skull.

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