Lights up on Washington Heights, as Twitter lit up with glowing reactions to In the Heights, director Jon M. Chu‘s highly anticipated feature adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s acclaimed Broadway musical. Some critics got the chance to see In the Heights last year before theaters shut down amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and it seems like others had the chance to see it virtually more recently. But last night’s reactions still seemed to arrive early, considering the film isn’t set to debut in theaters and HBO Max until June.
But shortly after the In the Heights early buzz hit the internet — with many praising the film to be a beautiful love letter to New York City and the movie of the summer — it was announced that the film would make its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in special indoor-outdoor screenings held through all five boroughs. See what people have to say about In the Heights ahead of its Tribeca premiere below.
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HBO’s new fantasy series The Nevers was supposed to be Joss Whedon‘s triumphant return to television with a much more expensive and far less restricted sandbox to play in. But due to controversy from the filmmaker’s personal and professional life, the Avengers director has already left the show, leaving its future in someone else’s hands. However, as the first reviews from critics have poured in, it’s clear this first season carries the trademarks of Joss Whedon television through and through, and that includes the good and the bad. Read More »
The first social media reactions for Zack Snyder’s Justice League have hit the web, and it sounds like fans are going to be extremely satisfied with the director’s cut of the DC Comics movie. The word “epic” and “masterpiece” are thrown around rather liberally, but even without hyperbole, the reactions are rather positive overall. It’s clear that this is a superior cut to the theatrical release of the movie from 2017, and you can find out why below. Read More »
Next week brings the premiere of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, the second Marvel Studios series coming to Disney+ in the wake of the wild and surprising WandaVision. But critics have already seen the first episode of the series, and reactions have started to hit the web.
So far, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has looked like a much more straightforward comic book action comedy series that isn’t trying to do anything groundbreaking. That might be good for fans who were perplexed by WandaVision, but disappointing for those who want to see Marvel keep getting a little more ambitious in their style. So what do the critics think? C
heck out our round-up of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier early buzz below to see what they’re saying. Read More »
The first Disney+ series from Marvel Studios that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is WandaViaion. The series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as the superhero couple Wanda Maximoff and Vision will debut with two episodes on January 15, but critics have already seen the first three episodes of the show and have taken to social media with their initial reactions to the series. It sounds like there’s quite an intriguing mystery in this unique and ambitious series, so let’s take a look at the WandaVision early buzz to see what people think so far. Read More »
The fourth and final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has critics running both hot and cold. Much like how Sabrina Spellman was split into two personas in the Netflix teen horror drama, critics could not be more divided on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 4, which closes out the popular series this Thursday. Is it the best season yet, as a couple critics claim? Or is it a disappointing and “cheap” finale as a couple others say? Find out more with the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina early buzz below.
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Director Mick Garris adapted Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic tome The Stand into a TV mini-series back in 1994, but now The New Mutants director (and noted King fanatic) Josh Boone has taken a crack at it for CBS All Access. The nine-episode limited series premieres on that platform this week, and we’ve rounded up some early reactions from critics who have seen the first several episodes. Read the highlights below to get a sense of whether this is a show you want to check out during this holiday season. Read More »
Before it was even slated for release, the Michael Bay-produced, COVID-19-inspired pandemic thriller Songbird was already stirring up controversy. Apparently during the production, which unfolded in the midst of the pandemic, the crew was ignoring important safety protocols to help control the spread of coronavirus. Was it worth the trouble? Well, if the first wave of reviews is to be believed, the answer is a mostly resounding “no.” Read More »
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Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously on Christmas Day. But the first round of press screenings happened just before the weekend, and the initial wave of social media reactions has already hit the web.
Thankfully, it sounds like director Patty Jenkins has knocked Wonder Woman 1984 out of the park with superhero spectacle that brings some much needed movie magic and positivity that we can all use after this terrible year. Plus, Gal Gadot continues to shine as the DC Comics superhero, and Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, and Kristen Wiig all get to showcase outstanding supporting performances too. Get the round-up of the first Wonder Woman 1984 reactions below. Read More »
The Oscar buzz is coming in hot for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, George C. Wolfe‘s adaptation of the classic August Wilson play which stars Viola Davis and, most notably, Chadwick Boseman in his final film role. And what a swan song for Boseman the movie is, according to early buzz for the highly anticipated Netflix film.
Critics are calling Boseman’s turn in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as “magical” and “the best he’s ever been on-screen.” The raves come after weeks of growing awards buzz for both Boseman and Davis, both of whom Netflix are preparing big Oscar campaigns around. It sounds like it’s well-deserved for both acting titans, who will appear in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix in December.
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