DC Comics Movies Retrospective

Before you head off to see the first nationwide showings of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tonight, why not revisit all the contemporary DC Comics movies leading up to this point from the past decade? Starting with Batman Begins in 2005 and running all the way through Suicide Squad later this year, this retrospective covers the good (The Dark Knight), the bad (Superman Returns) and the ugly (Green Lantern). Watch the DC Comics movies retrospective after the jump. Read More »

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The first reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are in, and they’re… well, see for yourself. But this isn’t the first time some fans and critics have taken issue with Zack Snyder‘s vision of the DC universe. Back when Man of Steel opened, one of the most frequently raised complaints was the ending’s high body count. But Snyder’s stood by that controversial finale, and he’s doing so still — this time by taking aim at another giant blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force AwakensRead More »

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this Friday, an event film that my 10-year-old self wanted but could never have imagined would actually happen. So what did I think of the movie? What did I like? What did I have problems with? After the jump you can read my spoiler-free reaction to the film. So if you’ve seen the trailers, feel free to proceed without any worry of plot points, twists, or reveals being spoiled.

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X-Men ApocalypseWhy does Robert Downey Jr. says Captain America: Civil War is like his little Iron Man 4? What does Henry Cavill have to say about the destruction in Man of Steel and his take on Superman? Which movies will play for Fandango’s Captain America marathon leading up to Civil War? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Can you think of a more romantic spot for a first kiss than when you’re surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of dead bodies? Doesn’t exactly set the mood, does it? Lois Lane (Amy Adams) was into it, though, and she even cracked a joke (“It’s downhill after the first kiss”) amongst the chaos. It’s one of the tone deaf moments of Man of Steel‘s third act, which has been dividing fans ever since the film’s release. But to this day, director Zack Snyder stands by the destruction of Metropolis.

After the jump, Zack Snyder defends Man of Steel and discusses the repercussions its destruction will create in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Lens Flare Supercut

A lens flare is something that happens all the time in photography and filmmaking, simply because of how light travels through and reflects inside of a lens. But any good photographer or cinematographer knows how to use it effectively so it’s not just an accident. After all, lens flares can be avoided, but in films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, There Will Be Blood, Looper, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Guardians of the Galaxy and more, they make some shots look fantastic.

A new lens flare supercut runs through dozens of movies featuring the side effect of bright light shining into the lens. Some are better than others, but it just goes to show you how abundant they are. And before anyone tries to make a joke: No, this isn’t just footage from J.J. Abrams movies. Read More »

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Why does David Goyer defend Superman killing General Zod in Man of Steel? Who are the best queer villains in comic book history? Does a new shirt offer a glimpse of the new Captain America suit in Civil War? Is there reason to believe Doctor Strange will be the best film in Marvel’s Phase Three? How does Sam Raimi feel about Spider-Man 3 eight years later? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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What did Melissa Benoist tell Stephen Colbert about Supergirl being a feminist? Did you catch all the Easter eggs on “The Fury and the Firestorm” episode of The Flash? What’s coming on the next Agents of SHIELD? Which comic book movie prompted Anthony Mackie to mock an interviewer for liking it? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Blade Runner art by Benjamin Carré

Blade Runner art by Benjamin Carré

In today’s edition of Sequel bits we take a look at:

  • Brad Bird teases the origins of The Incredibles 2 story.
  • Director Denis Villeneuve talks about why he is taking on Blade Runner 2.
  • Screenwriter Max Landis pitches his idea for Man of Steel 2.
  • Shaun the Sheep 2 in development.
  • Lara Pulver joins Underworld 5.
  • Eli Roth has an idea for Hostel: Part IV.
  • Two new attraction posters for Jurassic World.
  • A new tv trailer for Ride Along 2.

All this and more. Hit the jump to get started.

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George Miller directing Justice League Dark

There have been a lot of rumors swirling about the future of the Man of Steel lately. The sequel to his 2013 revival from Zack Snyder has been rumored to be one of the projects that Mad Max: Fury Road helmer George Miller could direct, but the film has also been said to be on “permanent hold” until Warner Bros. Pictures really figures out what they want to do with the Big Blue Boy Scout.

In addition, there have been rumblings that Warner Bros. wants more Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and less of the Man of Steel (though Snyder may have had a reasonable explanation for that). Still things have been somewhat uncertain for the future of Superman in the DC Comics universe.

However, fans probably shouldn’t worry because Superman will always be an integral part of this comic book world, especially with Justice League on the way. And a new rumor actually debunks the “permanent hold” status of the sequel, revealing a potential Man of Steel 2 release date window as well as another potential DC Comics project for George Miller. Read More »