Superman and Lois

Which comic book movies and shows were nominated for GLAAD Media Awards? When did Batman start speaking with a growly voice? When is Static Shock coming to HBO Max? What’s one detail Joss Whedon initially wanted Vision to have in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Why do the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles each have different accents? Could the return of Captain America be a Skrull? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Alex Ross Paints Wolverine

Would you like to see Batwoman crossover with Black Lightning? When is Ta-Nehisi Coates ending his run with Black Panther? Is Tom Holland’s brother making a little appearance in Spider-Man 3? Want to watch Alex Ross paint Wolverine? Care to take a glimpse at the costume creation for WandaVision? Is The Riddler getting his own Mountain Dew for The Batman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Batwoman Season 2 Poster

What categories is Wonder Woman 1984 being up up for consideration in? What does The Punisher co-creator have to say about how the character’s logo is misused? Want to see yet another clip from Batman: Year of the Dragon? What kind of comic book movie would Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan want to tackle? What is Wonder Woman 1984‘s Rotten Tomatoes score now? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Stuntmen React to Extraction

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, watch as stuntmen react to the long, single shot chase sequence from the Netflix original movie Extraction. Plus, watch a video essay looking at how the script for Stranger Things effectively establishes the tone of the series, and listen to The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons break down his career, including Ed and Garden State, and recent projects like Hollywood and The Boys in the Band. Read More »

The Old Guard Honest Trailer

Netflix is back with another forgettable action movie starring A-list talent whose soul purpose seem to be to burn through money in what might be the biggest money laundering scheme of all time. Either that, or Netflix is just throwing anything and everything at the wall and seeing what sticks.

The Old Guard takes Charlie Theron and puts her in charge of a team of immortal warriors who have been trying to make the world a better place for centuries. The only problem, as The Old Guard Honest Trailer astutely observes, is that they’re really bad at it. Like, to the point that Charlize Theron’s character may be better at detecting the subtle flavors of food than realizing someone has the drop on her. How can they be this bad at fighting after thousands of years? Read More »

the old guard post-production

Gina Prince-Bythewood‘s new action movie The Old Guard is among the year’s most-watched Netflix original films, and the director made her movie in a way that no other action film of this scale ever has: the film’s post-production team was made up of 85% women.

That type of gender ratio, according to Prince-Bythewood, “very rarely happens on any movie, but on an action film, I guarantee you that’s never happened before.” Read More »

Palm Springs Scene Breakdown

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, watch as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy participate in an autocomplete interview where they answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Plus, watch a scene breakdown of the meet cute between Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti the time loop comedy Palm Springs, and check out a featurette that goes behind the scenes of the making of The Old Guard. Read More »

the old guard trailer

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: The Old Guard

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: An adaptation of the Image comic series of the same name, The Old Guard follows a team of immortal mercenaries who struggle with isolation and loneliness while killing bad guys. Lots and lots of bad guys.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Much has been said about how movies that receive a theatrical release have only gotten bigger and bigger over the years, leaving modestly budgeted films on life support. And while Netflix has its fair share of sins to answer for, one of its most quietly profound accomplishments has been to offer a home to films that, 20 years ago, would’ve been substantial hits, but now can’t stand toe-to-toe with $200 million blockbusters. The streaming service has seemingly single-handedly kept the rom-com from going extinct and The Old Guard is evidence that they may be able to do the same thing with smaller-scale action movies.

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the gold guard video game

The Old Guard, a new action flick about butt-kicking immortals, wants to help you win an “immortal” Netflix account. And by that, I mean 83 years of free Netflix. A new Old Guard game will give players the chance to score 1000 months of free Netflix if they’re able to rack up the most points. And if you win and end up living longer than 83 years from today, well, you’ll have to start paying for Netflix again. Sorry.

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The Old Guard Trilogy

Not all comic book properties are created entirely equal. First published in 2017, the highly popular Image comic series The Old Guard concerns a small group of immortal warriors who live in secret, only surfacing for missions that promise large sums of money—and usually they have to be able to morally justify the mission (which typically involves killing, although they aren’t strictly assassins). Although they have lived off the radar for hundreds—perhaps thousands—of years with no explanation given as to why they are immortal, in the 21st century, it’s pretty much impossible to disappear and stay hidden. So their existence, abilities and purpose are catching the attention of those who not only wish to hire them but also those who want to exploit them.

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