Category Archives: Movies

Zack Snyder Reveals Darkseid from “Snyder Cut” of Justice League

On Wednesday, Zack Snyder took to social media to publicly unveil what appears to be the first official color image of Darkseid from his upcoming release of Justice League on HBO Max. He previously revealed black and white images in 2019. Without further ado, here’s the post from Snyder below: Zack Snyder stepped away from the director’s chair late in

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Star Wars’ Rey Isn’t a Wahman, She’s a Genetic Aberration (aka a Mistake)

The most recent retcon by Lucasfilm (LFL) elaborates on The Rise of Skywalker‘s Palpatine being an ill-formed clone. So, to follow their reasoning, our hero physically interdicts against her father who’s also her grandfather who’s developmentally disabled? Maybe he was drinking, too… At the minimum, he’s got to be in danger of the opioid crisis. Genetic deformity’s got to hurt,

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Review: “Heroineburgh” web series & comic book – plus swag giveaway!

For the last two years, a collective of comic book enthusiasts from Pittsburgh has undetarken one of the the most ambitious independent superhero projects I’ve ever seen: Heroineburgh. Combining the talents of dozens of actresses and other creators, Heroineburgh started as a web series featuring the exploits of a large cast of superpowered characters. The project has expanded to a

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Multiple media outlets erroneously report that B-movie starlet Julie Strain has passed away

On Monday, Malibu Bay Films announced that 57 year-old model/actress Julie Strain had passed away. The story was picked up by several media outlets, most notably The Hollywood Reporter (we first saw the news from Dynamite Comics). But hold the tissues, because she isn’t dead. Malibu Bay Films later retracted their announcement after the company’s owner confirmed with Strain’s family

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The Simple Goodness of “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and a Ten-Year-Old’s Imagination

Picture November 1978 as Thanksgiving approaches. A little “science fiction western” released last May has enthralled the hearts of generations young and old. Grandparents snicker at this “new thing” reinvigorating the movie industry just being entertainment from their childhood. Parents enjoy the lack of nudity, “f-bombs,” and politically-driven lectures that infect most cinema. Dads look forward to buying cool Star Wars

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New “Wonder Woman 1984” movie posters revealed at CCXP19

A new set of movie posters for Wonder Woman 1984 were revealed today at Comic Con Experience 2019 (CCXP) in Brazil. Keeping with the retro aesthetic of previous promotional materials, the new posters feature neon lights, scan lines, and of course, the ever-fetching Gal Gadot in iconic Wonder Woman garb. Wonder Woman 1984 is directed by Patty Jenkins and is

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How to enjoy holiday splendor and goodness at a theater near you (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Merry Christmas to all!   That just can not be said enough.  The Christmas season makes more indelible memories (good and bad) than any other family get together. As a member of two large families finding activities is always very important to the patriarchs and the matriarchs. Many times a trip to the theater makes the top of the list. Unfortunately, the Christmas

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From “Star Trek” to “Star Wars” – The Rise of J. J. Abrams (opinion)

On the 20th of December, people will take a break from the holidays to watch The Rise of Skywalker. The timing of the movie virtually assures Disney of a hit regardless of fan support. Fans are concerned the success of the movie will lead to more DISNEY Star Wars versus stories that respect the previous lore. It’s a well-founded fear.

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Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck join calls to release the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League (updated)

Ever since Warner Bros. hired Joss Whedon to conduct reshoots of 2017’s Justice League film, rumors have swirled that a version of the movie exists which captures the artistic intent of its original director, Zack Snyder. This has spawned an online movement of DCEU fans who have adopted the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut to pressure WB to bring this rumored version into

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6 classic “bitch” moments that a proposed bill in Massachusetts would make illegal

Massachusetts state representative Daniel J. Hunt (D – Boston) recently introduced legislation that would ban the word “bitch” from being spoken in the state Commonwealth. Under the so-called Act regarding the use of offensive words, those caught using the word “bitch” will face a $150 maximum fine for the first offense, while repeat offenses could bring a $200 fine or

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Communist Vietnam bans “Abominable” film over South China Sea map; promises to be “more vigorous in censorship”

The communist government of Vietnam has pulled the family-friendly animated movie “Abominable” from theaters nationwide. Why? The movie has a scene which shows a map that the government doesn’t like. What’s the big deal? The map as shown includes a feature which has come to be known as the “nine-dash-line,” which demarcates the territorial claims of China in the resource-rich

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Explaining the critic/audience score divide for “Rambo: Last Blood”

This past weekend, moviegoers nationwide defied the consensus recommendation of film critics by seeing Rambo: Last Blood in theaters, and wouldn’t you know it? A large majority of the audience enjoyed the film, with the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes landing at an average of 86% positive reviews while critics (Rotten Tomatoes-approved critics) slammed Last Blood with a scathing 27%

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Could Conan the Barbarian join the MCU?

Marvel reacquired the Conan comic book license earlier this year, and since then, the Conan comics have been a fairly successful sales story, by modern standards, anyway. Marvel must be happy with the performance of the Conan property, because earlier in September, the publisher acquired the comic book rights to two other Robert E. Howard characters: Dark Agnes and Solomon

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Film adaptation of psychological horror comic “The Chair” returns to theaters

This weekend at San Diego Comic Con, Alterna Comics announced that the film adaptation of Peter Simeti’s psychological horror book The Chair is being re-released at select theaters thanks to Terror Films and BingeWave Cinema. The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, a man on death row, struggling to escape his grisly fate. Pitted against a sadistic Warden and

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Disney censors “Toy Story 2” twenty years later after nobody asked for it

Disney recently re-released the first three Toy Story movies in conjunction with the theatrical release of Toy Story 4, but the company has decided that one of the jokes from Toy Story 2 was no longer acceptable and that it needed to be censored out. The removed scene is part of the end credit “blooper reel”, and features the film’s

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Who should play Samus in a Metroid film?

For some reason, the topic of a Metroid film keeps resurfacing, and with it, speculation as to which actress is best suited to portray intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran from Nintendo’s Metroid series. Perhaps such nonsense is expected when fans are asked to wait so long between game releases- they begin to ask for ever-more ridiculous things to satisfy their

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Furry-phobic trolls are already attacking the new “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie trailer (humor)

Here we go again. It’s barely been a day since Paramount released the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer, and there is already a brigade of Furry-phobic, literal Nazis “thumbing down” the trailer on video hosting sites, and slandering the movie with hate speech like “Sonic’s design is ugly,” “Didn’t laugh once,” and “I don’t want to see it.” Careful, boys.

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In 1992, the creator of Rocket Raccoon had his life changed forever- now his caregiver is asking for your help

Bill Mantlo was a prolific comic creator before a hit-and-run accident in 1992 caused him to be in institutional care ever since. Mantlo created several characters during his comic career including Rocket Racoon, Cloak & Dagger, the Micronauts, and Rom. It may come as a surprise, however, that despite creating enduring characters that have appeared in video games, toys and

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Theories on why -THAT- character is missing from the “Star Wars IX” teaser

For the tens and tens of Star Wars fans hoping that Episode IX would also mean the rise of Tico, those hopes took a hit last week when Lucasfilm released the first Rise of Skywalker teaser/trailer. So what happened to the galaxy’s most famous, moralizing potato sack? We’ve got some theories, so let’s explore and let us know what you

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Doug TenNapel’s “Flink” graphic novel could become a motion picture

The 2007 graphic novel Flink could become a motion picture, according to Flink creator Doug TenNapel. During a recent livestream on his YouTube channel, TenNapel mentioned that talks were ongoing with Andy Serkis’ production company The Imaginarium Studios and “the Paddington Bear people” to translate Flink into film, though it’s unclear to whom “the Paddington Bear people” refers (it could

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Brie Larson to play Mara Jade in “Star Wars Episode IX”

She’s been dropping hints for weeks, but now Lucasfilm has confirmed that Brie Larson will be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX… as fan-favorite Mara Jade! Larson reacted to the announcement on social media. “I’m double-plus happy to be joining the Star Wars universe as the most iconic character in James (sic) Lucas’ canon!” Larson became a divisive

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“Salad Fingers” returns after a five-year hiatus!

It’s been five years since the haunting, dreamlike visage of Salad Fingers graced our digital screens with a new episode. But thanks to fan funding, episode 11: Glass Brother, is finally upon us. You can watch Salad Fingers: Glass Brother below.   Salad Fingers comes from the unique mind of British animator David Firth. If you’d like to support Firth’s

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“Trespasser” graphic novel optioned for a feature film

On Friday, Deadline reported that Endeavor Content and veteran Hollywood writer Jason Fuchs have acquired the rights to Trespasser, the 2017 graphic novel written by Justin M. Ryan and illustrated by Kristian Rossi. Fuchs (any relation to Fred?) will produce with script written by Gabe Hobson, (True Detective). Fuchs himself is no stranger to adapting comics to the big screen,

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Roger Corman’s cancelled “Fantastic Four” film from 1994 is now available to watch on YouTube

Before failing three times to impress fans of Marvel’s The Fantastic Four with big-screen adaptations, there was a fully-produced film in 1994 that was considered to be so bad, it was canceled before release. Executive produced by Roger Corman and directed by Oley Sassone, this ill-fated take on Marvel’s first family starred Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards (Richaaarrrrds!!!), Jay Underwood

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