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Will we get even more flashbacks in the second season of Jessica Jones? When will Jean Grey be returning to Marvel Comics? Is a Power Pack movie back in development? What does Adrianne Palicki have to say about her failed Wonder Woman pilot? Will Inhumans only be lasting for a single season? How did the ratings for The Defenders compare to previous Marvel shows on Netflix? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Another Toronto International Film Festival has been resigned to the dust, and it is time for us to look back on it and remember all the great (and not so great) films we witnessed there.

Truth be told, this year’s fest was slightly less exciting than last – the films were good, and some were even fantastic, but overall they did not pack as much of a punch as I’d been hoping. Still, it’s hard to deny the thrill one gets from attending TIFF; day after day, you spend hours upon hours watching films with audiences who are genuinely excited to be there, unlike seeing a film at your local multiplex, where the crowd could care less. If you’re covering TIFF as press, you rise at dawn, make your way down to the Scotiabank Theatre and spend almost the entire day there. It can be exhausting and draining, but it’s also wonderful.

For the sake of completion, I’ve compiled links to all the /Film reviews (written by me and Marshall Shaffer) out of this year’s TIFF, as well as a blurb or two for films that did not receive a full review. Here is every movie we saw at TIFF 2017.

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Wonder Woman Honest Trailer

Even though Wonder Woman hit Blu-ray this week, the movie only just dropped out of the top 15 movies at the box office this past weekend. So far, Patty Jenkins‘ origin story for the DC Comics superhero has raked in $818 million worldwide, proving that there can be good movies in the DC Extended Universe, and that audiences want quality female-led superhero movies.

If you loved Wonder Woman, don’t worry, the folks at Honest Trailers aren’t here to rain on your parade. But they do have to point out that Wonder Woman isn’t without some flaws, despite the fact it’s a powerful, inspiring superhero tale that succeeds where all the other DCEU movies fall short. Watch the Wonder Woman Honest Trailer below. Read More »

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What scene will The Avengers 4 have that takes place in the 1960s? How can you get your hands on the Funko POP Vinyl figure of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn? Why didn’t Wonder Woman have a post-credits scene? What does director Matthew Vaughn want to do with Superman if he directs a Man of Steel sequel? Could Crossbones come back to the MCU after all? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Remember physical media? It still exists! I swear! And while streaming is great, there’s something to be said for a Blu-ray release, especially considering not everything is available via streaming. So we’re going to dust off our physical media release column and take it around the track. There’s still life in this one yet. Join me, won’t you?

This week on Blu-ray we have the best film in the DCEU, a charming rom-com, a Steven Spielberg classic, and a beautiful film where Kristen Stewart eats a sandwich.

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Will the Nightwing movie in the works make reference to the character’s past? Did you know Billy Ray Cyrus was once given his own comic book? Is Marvel Comics finally done with the evil Captain America? Will Justice League have any post-credits scenes? Did you know Marvel once wanted Liam Hemsworth to play Thor more than Chris Hemsworth? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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One of the many reasons why Wonder Woman worked so well was because it was unafraid to make a joke. Gal Gadot wasn’t just an inspiring superhero, but a surprisingly deft comedian, delivering lines like, “My mother sculpted me from clay and I was brought to life by Zeus” with an admirably straight face.

Given the job of acting off Gadot was Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, whose debonair spy often found himself hilariously fumbling for words around Diana. This meet-cute relationship felt like it was airlifted straight out of a romantic comedy, and in no sequence was it more apparent than the boat scene. One of the comedy highlights of the movie, it featured Steve trying to explain the world of men to a bemused Diana. It’s flirty, thriving, and mostly improvised. Pine’s improvised lines were enough to create an alternate version of the Wonder Woman boat scene, which was recently released online in anticipation of the DC film’s Blu-ray release.

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What’s happening in the next Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover comic? What does director Chris McKay say we can expect from his Nightwing movie? When will Aquaman be done shooting in Australia? Which superhero team appears to be getting back together in Marvel Comics? Will Tom Felton’s absence from this season of The Flash be explained?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

VOTD: How ‘Wonder Woman’ Should Have Ended

How Wonder Woman Should Have Ended

With $410.6 million at the domestic box office, Wonder Woman is not only the highest grossing film of the summer, but it’s the second highest grossing film of 2017, coming in behind Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast. While we wait for Wonder Woman to hit Blu-ray and DVD next week on September 19 (it’s already available for digital download), the money is still pulling in some cash at the box office. But the film’s success doesn’t keep it safe from lampooning.

How It Should Have Ended has stepped up to give Wonder Woman the comedic conclusion treatment by imagining a variety of routes the DC Comics movie could have taken. One of them includes a fantastic reference to Moana, which shares plenty of traits with Wonder Woman, while another features a crossover cameo from a certain Marvel Comics superhero. Plus, the ending features a fun twist on the usual way the HISHE videos come to a conclusion with Batman and Superman.

Watch How Wonder Woman Should Have Ended below. Read More »

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