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The first trailer for Captain America: Civil War hit the Internet a couple of days ago thanks to Jimmy Kimmel Live and it is a wonderful, almost joyous look at what’s going on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s no big alien cloud threatening the world, it’s just what we’re willing and eager to do to one another regardless of the consequences. That means this movie is a lot more about characters and their motivations, but don’t worry, just like the trailer showed us, there will be plenty of fighting action. The Russo brothers are the creative force behind the camera on Captain America: Civil War and they talked with Empire about the movie, deconstructing the main plot lines. (more…)


There are a number of ways you can read Creed as a movie. First of all there’s the cynical view that movie producers were looking for a way to capitalize on a vaunted Hollywood name – in this case, Rocky – in order to make box office money without really trying. Then there’s the view that Ryan Coogler and his Fruitvale Station collaborator Michael B. Jordan were trying to create a simple story about testing the limits of one’s capability and family legacy out of the whole cloth of Rocky’s history. But there’s also a third reading of Creed, what if it’s a movie about filmmakers trying to use the comfort of nostalgia and familiarity to deconstruct the Rocky mythos. (more…)

‘Supergirl’ Going For an Unexpected Superman


DC really seems to know what it is doing lately when it comes to their TV properties, and the latest hero  to hit the small screen is no exception. Supergirl has been both a critical and ratings powerhouse,  despite the first episode being leaked a full 6 months early on download sites and has been a career kick starter for its star Melissa Benoist, but what is more important, it has given female comic fans something to really sink their teeth into, without feeling like a rehash or a low rent Superman clone. In fact the writers have gone out of the way to make sure Supergirl, while referencing and recognizing her  Superman based origins, is a hero in her own right without pandering to a general female audience. (more…)


The gossip on this side of the galaxy is that the next Men in Black movie will feature a woman in black.  We’ve had a so-quick-you-could-miss-it glimpse of how this would play out in the last moments of the first Men in Black movie, where Will Smith‘s Agent Jay seems to have partnered up with Linda Fiorentino‘s character, Laurel Weaver.  The idea was apparently scrapped for the next additions to the MIB franchise; with Tommy Lee JonesAgent Kay back in business and Fiorentino nowhere to be found.  Series producers have changed their tune, it seems, because now they’re promising to feature a female lead character in Men in Black 4.  Here’s what producer Laurie McDonald said of the next MiB installment when speaking with the BBC: (more…)

Arrow co-creator and executive producer Greg Berlanti had a life before superheroes. True, he is now the center of the DC Comics TV Universe that includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow, but once upon a time, Berlanti was more concerned about the average everyday normal teenager. He got his start on Dawson’s Creek and then created Everwood, the story a brilliant brain surgeon that ups and moves with his children to a small Colorado town after his wife dies. How is this related to Arrow? Well, one of the Everwood actors is coming to Star City, and it looks like he’s the reason and old friend is coming back to town. (more…)

Heroes And Villains Fan Fest – Wrap Up!


This past weekend, San Jose, California was host to the first (annual?) Heroes and Villains Fan Fest.  Produced by the folks that present the highly popular Walking Dead convention, Walker Stalker, HVFF gave attendees a chance to get up close and personal with some of their favorite stars from Arrow, along with a wonderful mixed bag of other genre favorites.  However, having an interesting slate of guests doesn’t necessarily guarantee a great convention, and with their first year behind them, there is no doubt that the event planners are already discussing what went well and what needs a bit of tuning before the convention (hopefully) returns next year.  If you didn’t have a chance to attend, here is a wrap up of the two day event! (more…)


I’m surprised it took this long for Screen Junkies Honest Trailers to take a crack at Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four. Well, rightfully we should call it Fox‘s Fantastic Four. Trank opted out of taking any credit for this movie once it hit theater screens. Now this may seem like beating a dead horse, we’ve all taken a swing at this movie at some point, but some people need that negative reinforcement to actually learn anything. Yeah, I’m looking at you, you meddling-can’t-leave-well-enough-alone Fox Executives. (more…)


Finally! It’s been 25 years and four direct-to-video sequels, but Kevin Bacon is finally coming back to the role that made him famous(er) as one of the men that brought down the Graboids in the 1990 horror/comedy Tremors. A new series based on Tremors is now in development, with an initially 13-episode first season ready and waiting to be made, and although Syfy tried its hand at making a Tremors TV show more than 10 years ago, this time they have a secret weapon: a side of Bacon. Meaning that when and if this Tremors hits the screen, Kevin Bacon will star, and not just cameo. (more…)