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While not the first female superhero film in history, Wonder Woman changed the way we thought about female lead superhero films. When you give women the helm for major productions about women, you see the impact it has on the community. It came as a kind of a surprise to fans when WB/DC got the big female lead movie out first. Its left the appearance of Marvel trying to play catch up, pointing out the glaringly obvious ways that Marvel Studios has dropped the ball when it comes to women characters and creators. With Captain Marvel approaching it’s final two weeks of filming, it leaves some fans wondering if Captain Marvel is too late to capitalize on the hype soaked up by Wonder Woman. Will Marvel Studios pull off the same fan acclaimed feature that WB/DC captured, or will Captain Marvel come across as an attempt to copy without authenticity?

 

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5 Supporting Female Heroes Who Deserve Their Turn

 

In a genre dominated by male counterparts, female sidekicks are nothing new. But after the decades we’ve seen them change and morph into strong-willed, intelligent, capable characters that can stand on their own two feet. When your female sidekick is doing most of the work, it begs the question – why aren’t they the lead? More than the super-smart hacker behind the muscle, more than the damsel in distress for the dashing hero to save, here’s a list of 5 ladies who could take over for their mentors without skipping a single beat.

 

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‘Timeless’ Cancelled Again….But There Is Hope.

Saved mere days after cancellation last year, the Sony produced time-travel drama Timeless has been cancelled for a second time by NBC.

The drama saw NBC reverse its cancellation after its first year due to public outcry by its loyal and very vocal fan base.  The shows first season had sixteen episodes, while the second season was shortened to only ten episodes.

The second season two part finale that aired on May 13th had over 4 million viewers.  I

t was a cliffhanger where future versions of Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Lucy (Abigail Spencer) appeared to tell their younger selves it was time to save Rufus (Malcolm Barrett).

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Disney Ups Its Bid for FOX. Will Comcast Fold?

FOX has accepted a $71.3 billion bid from Disney, which tops Comcast’s previous offer of $65 billion.   Disney went all in to ensure Comcast didn’t steal FOX’s assets out from under them, including Marvel assets like The X-Men and Fantastic Four.

That easily trumps Comcast’s all-cash offer made on June 13th. The new Disney-FOX deal is reportedly worth $38 per share in cash and stock.

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Ever since the smash hit that was IT floated above expectations, every company with Stephen King properties has been itching to jump on the money train. King’s work has always been often adapted, commonly tossed about Hollywood, but the current surge’s quality and impact is impressive, overall. There are at least 28 or more Stephen King tales being considered, be it trapped development hell all the way up to upcoming productions. Today, we look over what the king of horror and prolific work might have in store for us, in theaters and on the small screen.  (more…)

AMC Theaters To Compete With MoviePass

Beleaguered movie ticketing subscription service MoviePass is now getting some serious competition from the one group that won’t have an issue with economic viability – theaters.

Cinema giant AMC Theatres is reportedly launching a discounted movie ticket program, AMC Stubs A-List, where members can see up to three regular movies a week for $19.95 a month.  Members also receive discounts on concessions, express service, no online ticketing fees and other benefits.

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was at first a toy line (for it’s time, the most popular and profitable toy line in existence), then it was a cartoon (which was basically a 24 minute commercial for said toys) and eventually… a movie. 1987 live-action He-Man movie Masters of the Universe has a reputation for being notoriously bad. So very, very bad. The silver lining? Frank Langella as Skeletor.  (more…)

Shakespeare couldn’t write a tragedy so endless and harrowing as the story of director Terry Gilliam and his Don Quixote.

Yesterday, the Paris Court of Appeal ruled in favor of a previous producer, Paulo Branco, and gave him the legal rights of the film. Terry Gilliam was bewitched by chasing the film for 25 years. And just as its finally debuting, its taken from him all over again.

How did this 2.5 decades-long saga go on this long? And how did this film, still getting hit by new and terrible roadblocks, become known for being the most cursed production in recent history? (more…)