Could Batman or Superman pop up on Arrow or The Flash? What will Spider-Man‘s suit look like in Captain America: Civil War? Is there a chance that hulking, laser-eyed villain in the Batman v Superman trailer isn’t Doomsday? Which villain just joined Supergirl? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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This year audiences embraced a hero named Ant-Man. I imagine some folks at Marvel were worried if moviegoers would accept a miniature crime fighter with such a refreshingly uncool name — and the bizarre power of commanding ants — but the film was a critical and commercial hit, especially overseas. After the success of the movie, director Peyton Reed can take even more chances with the Ant-Man sequel, and he plans on doing just that.
After the jump, learn what Reed has in store for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Fandom is a group of people united by a shared passion. They all love something enough to follow it, to memorize it, to criticize it, and to get genuinely angry when it lets them down. Fans tend to feel a smidgen of ownership over the movie or TV show or book series that has appropriated so much of their time. In other words, fans tend to overreact. A lot.
And can you blame them? After all, you surely know the feeling. You know what it’s like to watch from outside the bubble as something you love is put through the wringer by creatives who have no idea what the hell they’re doing. When you’re not in the room, when you don’t know the reasoning for a certain casting choice or a certain creative decision, it can be nerve-wracking. What are they doing to the thing that you love?
However, not ever knee-jerk fan reaction has been accurate. Movie fans have recoiled against some truly great ideas and they have recoiled against aspects of films that, in the end, simply didn’t matter. You may very well remember these movie fan controversies. You may have tried to do the wise thing and forget these controversies. As these examples show, sometimes movie fans are the absolute last people you actually want making decisions in the moviemaking process.
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Thanks to the magic of Thanksgiving, this week is a little shorter than all the rest, leaving us free to stuff our faces full of turkey and enjoy plenty of good movies. And since it’s a holiday weekend, you’ll probably be looking to escape the house for a few hours just so you don’t have to hear your family argue about politics. Or maybe you want to get everyone out of the house so you can enjoy a movie as a family.
Well, we’ve got you covered for a variety of cinematic occasions with a list of 28 movies to watch this Thanksgiving, and some of them you can even enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Read More »
What’s the new rumor about the villain in Aquaman? Will there be any R-rated DC Universe movies? What does the inside of Marvel’s Phase 2 Blu-Ray box set look like? Is there a Gotham easter egg in Supergirl? What’s Batman doing with The Man from UNCLE? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Come Thursday, many of us, like many of you, will find ourselves around a dinner table with our distant relatives, reflecting on what we’re grateful for in our lives. But before we get to that, we thought we’d take a moment to think about the films we’re thankful for this year.
This isn’t a list of our favorite films of the year, or the best films of the year (though some of them are that, too). These are the films that surprised us, that gave us something we didn’t even know we needed, that seemingly willed themselves into being against all odds, or that just made us really, really happy. After the jump, join us in looking back at the movies to be thankful for in 2015, and then hit the comments to let us know which films you’re grateful for.
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Which Captain America: Civil War stars are stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live with a surprise? What pop culture icon is voicing Darkseid in Teen Titans Go? How did Chris Hemsworth help Tom Holland step into the role of Spider-Man? Who just joined the cast of Netflix’s Luke Cage series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by David Chen
David, Jeff, Peter Sciretta, and Germain reconvene to discuss the results of their 2015 box office summer movie wager results. Below, you’ll find the actual box office rankings for this summer, as well as Dave, Jeff, Peter, and Germain’s original rankings. Hit the jump to download and listen to the podcast.
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Does Ryan Coogler think it’s important for a black filmmaker to direct Black Panther? Which Arrow guest start will return later this season? Did you spot all the easter eggs in the first season of Jessica Jones? What are Ant-Man and his heist crew doing at the craps tables? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »