Black Panther featurette wakanda

Marvel and Disney want Black Pantherto land some Oscar nominations, and they’re not being shy about it. As we head into Oscar season, the studios have already begun the process of campaigning for the film, including hosting new screening for prospective voters. They’ve also just released a featurette called “Welcome to Wakanda”, where director Ryan Coogler and the cast discuss the film’s “utopian vision of what an uncolonized Africa might look like.” Watch the Black Panther featurette below.

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2018 Box Office on Track to Set New Record

2018 box office total

Despite the persistent fear that streaming will kill off movie theaters, the 2018 box office is on track to break records, domestically. The domestic box office revenue for the year just hit $11 billion, and will only continue to increase in the remaining days of 2018. This puts 2018 on the path to obliterate the previous record-holding year of 2016, where the annual box office topped-out at $11.4 billion. In short, it was a very good year for the movies. But some films weren’t so lucky…

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Industrial Light and Magic Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Industrial Light and Magic shows off the extensive work they put into some of the year’s biggest blockbuster. See what they created for movies like Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Will any of these Industrial Light and Magic visual effects showcases win them an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects? Read More »

Marvel Strike Force - Spider-Man

Want to see what’s in store for Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash when all the shows return in January? What is Aquaman‘s Rotten Tomatoes score? How much might Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse make this weekend? What is one fan trying to accomplish with the address AvengersEndgame.com? Want to hear a track from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

2019 SAG Awards Nominations

This morning, the nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced. This is the ceremony where Hollywood’s actors nominate their own, ultimately voting on the winners. This year’s roster features quite the diverse array of performances across film and television…and suggests who may be suiting up for the Oscars in a few months.

Let’s run through the 2019 SAG Awards nominations below. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Concept Art

What’s up with the Japanese Spider-Man? Could Batman end up in the Arrowverse? What are the early box office predictions for Avengers: Endgame saying? What’s the latest comic book related item to make Kevin Smith cry? Could Captain Marvel lift Thor‘s hammer? Would you like to see Ben Schwartz as Plastic Man? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

disney box office

Hard up for cash? Try to get in good with the House of Mouse. With three weeks left in the fever dream that is 2018, this year’s Disney box office has hit $7 billion globally. The reason for such success is obvious – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms! Yes, the Disney fantasy film took in $7 billion dollars at the box office, total! Just kidding – it flopped. But that’s okay! Disney can afford a flop with an overall box office return like this.

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Captain Marvel

How much did Aquaman make in its opening weekend in China? Could Superman get his own series on The CW? When can we expect a new trailer for Shazam!? What comic book movies landed LA Film Critics Society awards? What does NASA have to say about Tony Stark being lost in space? Which comic book movie has the most movie mistakes? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Favourite Review

The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Get the full roster of the 2019 Critics Choice Awards nominations below. Read More »

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