The CW has plans to welcome the upcoming DC Comics series Superman & Lois into the Arrowverse in a big way. After giving the show a full series order recently, it has been confirmed that Superman & Lois will have a crossover event with the Batwoman series, which will be wrapping up its first season this weekend and has been given a second season order. However, unlike the previous Arrowverse crossover events that have aired over the past six years, this one won’t be arriving in December.
Along with news of the Superman and Batwoman crossover, The CW has confirmed that in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic shutting down a majority of television productions, they will be shifting their fall schedule to the beginning of next year, which means new and returning shows will not start airing until January 2021. Find out more below. Read More »
If you are a young person who aspires to fire into the world of independent filmmaking, it’s fair to say that Alex Cox’s X Films is requisite reading alongside Robert Rodriguez’s Rebel Without a Crew. While Cox offers no tales herein comparable to selling blood and submitting to medical experiments for quick cash, his book is a similarly candid, casual film-by-film industry document of the nitty gritty American and international underground. And unlike Rodriguez’s famous book (published in 1996), X Films is written by a director whose fuck-Hollywood attitude hasn’t exactly curbed with time.
I read the book in full in three days—it’s super quick—and I was surprised by how humble and enlivened Cox’s voice remains, and by how vividly he remembers all of his productions. The chapter dedicated to the punk sci-fi classic, Repo Man, Cox’s debut studio feature that grows rawer over time like a nuclear sunburn, is my favorite. A few choice excerpts after the jump…
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