I never loved Robin until the updated ‘Teen Titan’ episodes hit air back in the day. He was portrayed as a miniature Batman and a surprise badass. When Nightwing started seeing rare airtime, I couldn’t get enough of him. Lost from my memory was all the mockery I’d hear of Dick Grayson being a joke or Bruce Wayne’s little plaything prancing around the Manor in tights. It would get to the point where I’d defend his character, and subsequently Tim Drake’s Robin also. Brass tacks, I really like these guys, but I’ve grown to appreciate Nightwing even more because he was the Robin I grew up with. So it is with great pleasure that I bring you the release of ‘Nightwing Episode 1: Deathstroke.’ (more…)
When Ben Affleck was cast as the new Batman in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice the Internet went balls to the walls bananas. There was virtual pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth that almost jumped right off the computer screen. Funny thing is, rather than being excited that their dad is going to be the frackin’ Batman, Ben Affleck’s kids couldn’t care less. (more…)
Kevin Smith came to the attention of fans everywhere 20 years ago with Clerks, a movie he made for a fistful of credit cards and shot in black and white at the convenience store he worked at. Money is no object for Smith, but you still need the cash to make a movie, even a low budget one, and earlier this year, Smith’s normal benefactors at the Weinstein Company took a pass on a third edition of Clerks. So will we ever find out what happened to Randall and Dante following the end of Clerks II when they bought the Quick Stop? Well, things are looking up Clerks fans because Smith is bragging now that financing for Clerks III has been secured, and it’s all thanks to Smith’s last effort, a movie about a man that turns a hapless victim into a walrus. Oh yeah, spoiler alert! (more…)
Marvel Studios’ The Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t even hit theaters until next May and already rumors and speculation have begun to swirl around the third installment in the Avengers series of films. While everyone seems excited to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on James Spader’s Ultron, the teases of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet that have been sprinkled throughout Marvel’s films since the first Avengers movie have had fans wondering when we’ll see the Mad Titan wreak his own unique brand of havoc across the galaxy.
Perhaps the most controversial of George Lucas‘ many controversial maneuvers in regards to the Star Wars franchise is his constant re-tooling of the first three Star Wars movie. So far as Lucas is concerned, each new platform or anniversary for the trilogy’s release is a new opportunity to change something in them a little more. Offending Star Wars fans, film preservationists, and people who think the new edits and effects add nothing substantive to the movies, there’s been a constant discussion about whether or not Lucas should restore the original versions of the films, but now one of those voices is coming from the inside. One of the cast members of Star Wars Episode VII is questioning the sense of constantly re-editing the films, not in a full-throated People Vs. George Lucas kind of way, but its another scratching nag in the volume of criticism against Lucas. (more…)
Last week the Internet was a buzz over the rumor that hinted at the possibility that Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci was writing an on-screen cameo for William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Both Orci and Shatner took to the Twitter-verse to slam the door on that rumor, but over the weekend at Wizard World Nashville Shatner was singing a new tune. (more…)
“I miss when SNL was funny” is a statement you often hear around the water cooler, but not today. SNL and Chris Pratt nailed it last night with this parody that isn’t too far from the truth.
There’s a new group of blockbusters coming down the pipe from Marvel, including Bus People, Fancy Ghosts and Some Shopping Carts. (more…)
No matter how you feel about the Fantastic Four reboot, it’s on its way. If you already have some preconceived notions, however, the fact is that they are simply based on the actors that have been cast as the superhero quartet rather than any substantial information about the movie itself. How can I be so certain? Simple – there has been almost no substantial information regarding the reboot ever since the cast was announced. Sure, there’s been a possible leaked pic here or there, and writer Simon Ginsberg mentioned that it would be more scientific than its FF predecessors but that’s about it. After months of speculation, we may finally be getting some real details about the project. (more…)
Not a week goes by without some production company releasing yet another adaptation of a popular YA novel. The latest to hit the screen (on September 19th) was the big screen incarnation of The Maze Runner. And because every YA novel seems to be part of a trilogy, The Maze Runner is, despite some lukewarm reviews, getting a couple of sequels. And guess who shall be taking on the role of a big baddie in the second flick? None other than Game of Thrones’ Littlefinger, Aidan Gillen. (more…)
Last year, news of a big screen adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s Y: The Last Man hit the internet and fans of the comic book series cheered in anticipation. The dystopian tale of the last man alive (and his Capuchin, Ampersand) after an event wipes out all the male mammals on earth seemed ripe for the big screen treatment and while it would have been director Dan Trachtenberg’s first big screen movie, readers were confident that the movie could really be something very special. The months ticked by without any word on the progress being made on the project and now, over a year later, it looks like fans can finally stop waiting. According to Trachtenberg, the project is officially dead. (more…)